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Yamaha YCL-650

Many thanks to Greg N in CA  for giving me the opportunity to review this clarinet.


Serial  #112135 marked only at the top of the RH joint.

Barrel:   65.26mm

Bore LH joint top:  14.75mm

Bore LH joint at bottom:  14.50mm

Yamaha YCL-650



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 0mm  at the barrel and 0mm  at the center tenon.


High register


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F

-6


E

0


D

0


C

2


B

0


B-flat

-4


A

3

Mid




G

0


F

4


E

3


D

0


C

0/3


B

2

Throat tones




Bb

-5


A

0


G

0


F

0


E

-5

Chalumeau




D

-2


C

-1


B-flat

5


A

5


G

-5


F

-5


E

5


Intonation summary: This is wonderful poly-cylindrical bore intonation. This is a professional level instrument.


Key work quality: The key work is both beautiful and very sturdy. They keys are silver plated. The springs tend to be a bit stiff, which could slow one down in some technical passages.


This clarinet is most appropriate for: Anyone, but especially the serious student or even professional.


Condition issues noted: None.




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