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Yamaha YCL-52

Many thanks to Russ Varney for giving me the opportunity to review this clarinet.


Serial  #003221

Barrel:  66 mm

Bore LH joint top: 14.9 mm

Bore LH joint at bottom: 14.6 mm

Yamaha 52


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 00mm  at the barrel and 00mm  at the center tenon.

High register


Android nTune


F

-7


E

-2


D

0


C

0


B

0


B-flat

0


A

4

Mid




G

0


F

7


E

9


D

7


C

7


B

2

Throat tones




Bb

0


A

0


G

3


F

0


E

-3

Chalumeau




D

7


C

0


B-flat

6


A

9


G

5


F

-3


E

3


Intonation summary: Wonderful and almost professional level. The sharpness in the clarion is a little more than I would like. It could be lipped down in that area. I would think that a good player would want to have a shorter barrel, for those times when one plays with a sharp ensemble.


Key work quality: Wonderful


This clarinet is most appropriate for: Anyone, even advanced students, music majors, or perhaps even professionals.


Condition issues noted: none. Wood in superb condition.





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