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    Question Difference between Vito's?

    Can anyone here tell me the difference between the 7212, 7213 and 7214 Vito Leblanc's?

    I have been researching to buy one for my 11 year old daughter and found on a thread that the Vito's are good for girls with small fingers, but I can't figure the difference between them.

    Thanks!!!

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    Default Re: Difference between Vito's?

    I'm NOT a clarinetist (Want to double though!), but here's what I found:

    Vito 7212:
    http://www.leblancclarinets.com/product.php?uid=24

    Vito 7214:
    http://www.leblancclarinets.com/product.php?uid=25

    From what I read, the only difference is the 7214 has a ring on the bell...

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    Default Re: Difference between Vito's?

    Any of them would be suitable to start on.
    You say your daughter has small fingers. Are they short or thin?
    My oldest daughter started out on a Buffet Evette Master Model. She's 21 and wears a size 4 ring. As long as she is able to cover the tone holes any clarinet will work just fine.
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    Get her a Vito 7214P. It is a lovely plateau model and small, thin, fat or short fingers she still will be able to play them all with no squeeks.

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    Default Re: Difference between Vito's?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ronish View Post
    Get her a Vito 7214P. It is a lovely plateau model and small, thin, fat or short fingers she still will be able to play them all with no squeeks.
    Unless her fingers are far too small to cover the holes on a student clarinet (doubtful, unless her hands are VERY small), this would probably result in the sloppy fingers that a lot of saxophonists have when they get on a clarinet. It's important to learn to cover the tone holes.
    Last edited by dirty; 08-30-2008 at 10:00 AM. Reason: Forgot to include the whole point of the post...

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    Default Re: Difference between Vito's?

    It's getting a little hard to find an affordable plateau clarinet.
    The student model Vito 'should' be ok.
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    I have the Plateau Model Vito and it is the best clarinet I have yet to play both plateau and non plateau models. If anyone has any questions related to the keywork of this thing I would be happy to answer
    [SIZE="0.5"]Tenor- King Super 20-FL Spectruso .110SP
    Alto- Yamaha YAS-875EX-Morgan Jazz 7 RJS 3M
    soprano- Yamaha YSS-475-Jody Jazz DV 6* RJS 3M

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    Default Re: Difference between Vito's?

    Looks to me that Vito follows the pro Leblanc pattern ... the company gets bored with their clarinet names, so they make a very minor change (if any) in a clarinet and christen it as a new model. I think there's a special prize for any Leblanc employee who can recite the model lineup for three consecutive years.
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