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Yamaha YCL-32

Many thanks to Johnny Ward for giving me the opportunity to review this clarinet.


Serial  #011132A

Barrel:   66.5mm

Bore LH joint top:  15mm

Bore LH joint at bottom:  14.6mm poly-cylindrical



Intonation results taken when playing loud and not lipping. See how to interpret these results on the Model Comparison Page.


For this test, I pulled 1.0mm  at the barrel and 0.2mm  at the center tenon.


High register


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F

-5


E

-5


D

1


C

0


B

-1


B-flat

0


A

0

Mid




G

0


F

2


E

5


D

8


C

6


B

6

Throat tones




Bb

-5


A

-2


G

-3


F

0


E

0

Chalumeau




D

6


C

0


B-flat

9


A

10


G

0


F

-8


E

-12


Intonation summary: This is very nice intermediate intonation. It is disappointing that the measurements seem to imply that this is a poly-cylindrical instrument. But it doesn’t play like one. Yet it is better than the older intermediate clarinets (say, a Selmer Signet) which are ofte a lot farther out of tune than this.


Key work quality: This is seriously strong key work.


This clarinet is most appropriate for: Any beginning to intermediate student.


Condition issues noted: None. Very nice condition.




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