advice on intermediate / professional clarinet

ian103 Forumite Posts: 883 Forumite
hi looking to buy an upgrade clarinet to my old boosey and hawkes regent. any advice / recommendations for / against

yamaha 650s
buffet e13
uedel 888
hanson t5

i can get reviews on yamaha / buffet and they seem to come well recommended, the other 2 are other alternatives but looking for a bit of feedback


  • FlacosFloozie
    FlacosFloozie Forumite Posts: 733
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    I have a buffet R13 and its a lovely instrument. It seemed to be the most popular make for upgrades when I was learning. Yamaha were reasonable and I'm afraid I have no experience of the other two.
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  • googler
    googler Forumite Posts: 16,101
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    Speak to some professional players and ask what they use and why. Ask your music teacher. etc etc
  • ian103
    ian103 Forumite Posts: 883 Forumite
    i was recommended a yamaha or buffet but also suggetsed uedel / hanson. both seem to offer better value for money but i can't any reviews for them
  • twinkle48_2
    twinkle48_2 Forumite Posts: 213 Forumite
    I would recommend you visit a shop to try them out, my daughters teacher told her she should get a buffet but when she tried them out she much prefered the sound and feel of the yamaha.
  • ian103
    ian103 Forumite Posts: 883 Forumite
    yes thats what I plan to do, I can try all but the Hanson unless I drive upto north yorshire, their prices look very good (almost too good) but not available locally. I was just trying to find a reveiw on them to see if they were worth serious consideration
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