Mendini Trumpet & Pocket Trumpet (2021 Review)

In today’s market, it is not surprising to see high-quality instrument for reasonable prices and Mendini is definitely one those brands and we will review the trumpet and the pocket trumpet made by them in this article.

To summarise shortly, Mendini Trumpet is a great trumpet for beginners and intermediate players thanks to its high-quality sound and a reasonable price tag. Mendini Pocket Trumpet is a smaller version of that product and it has very similar features which also comes with a very good price.

As we mentioned in the beginning of our review, in this article, we will review the Mendini Trumpet and Mendini Pocket Trumpet. We believe both products have a lot to offer and we can’t wait to review this product for you. So, let’s get started.

Mendini Trumpet Review

About: Mendini is very famous among musical students for the high-quality products that are also budget friendly and this product is not an exception. This is a B flat trumpet that is especially designed for a first-time user but it can also be good option for more experienced trumpet players.

Features: There are a lot of things that we love about this trumpet and we will talk about them one by one below. It comes with different features that you can see in trumpets in the higher ends.

As for the material, we should mention that this Mendini Trumpet comes with a yellow brass body which you can see in the majority of the instruments in the market. It is 70% copper and 30% zinc which is very high-quality considering its price tag.

It is worth mentioning that you can also buy this product with different colors such as gold lacquer, purple, blue, black, red, silver and sky blue. We should mention musical students often prefer gold lacquer and there are good reasons for it since other colors can be damaged or get scratched more easily.

It produces a rich tone which is something that you don’t see in the other trumpets that are in the similar price range. The main reason for that is that this trumpet comes with a smaller bore size at 0.46 and not only it makes it ideal for beginners, but also it makes it produce great sound quality.

We should also mention that you don’t need to worry about the quality since this trumpet was tested again and again in the distribution center of the manufacturer and that’s how they make sure that they produce high-quality products.

As for the intonation, we should mention that it can be a problem in some trumpets that are even at the higher end of the quality and price range. One problem that is common to most trumpets is the flat ‘e’ in the fourth space and the work around is to use the 3rd valve slide instead.

As for the sound quality, considering its price tag, we can confidently say that Mendini Trumpet is one of the best ones in the market which is important since sound is often the only thing that most people base their judgement on.

Another good thing about this trumpet is that it is possible to play various genres with it which is very essential if you’re in a band.

We also like the fact that Mendini Trumpet comes with a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty and we believe it is very nice considering the fact that you can return this product with no problem if it comes with any defect on it.

Mendini Pocket Trumpet Review

About: This is the pocket trumpet made by Mendini which is similar to the product that reviewed above. This product is nickel plated and tuned in BB that is very common to see in the beginner and intermediate level trumpets.

Features: We should mention that this trumpet has a great design and it is really fun and easy to play, all of which are very essential, especially if you’re looking for your first trumpet but those things can also be very important if you’re looking for a more advanced trumpet for yourself.

There are a lot of things that you need to look for when getting a trumpet but sound is often the most important things and we can confidently say that this trumpet has a great sound quality that is very similar to a big trumpet which is not common among the products that are in the similar price range.

As for the intonation, we should mention that both low and high register intonation is also very good. However, you should keep in mind that the trumpet goes a little bit flat when you go down below low C, which is also expected from a trumpet that has a reasonable price tag like this. This is not acceptable from a trumpet that cost more than 1500 Dollars but we never claimed that this product is on that level.

It is also worth mentioning that this Mendini Pocket Trumpet has a great response which makes it easy to play since it doesn’t take a lot of energy to get a sound from it which is crucial for a beginner trumpet student.

There is another thing you should keep in mind if you considering buying this trumpet if you’re serious about it which is the slotting. Some users reported that the slotting of the notes feels a little bit different and it can makes a difference if you’re a professional trumpet player. However, it is not likely to make a difference if you’re beginner or a trumpet player.

We like the fact that this trumpet comes with a very reasonable price tag since we believe buying a high-quality instrument is something that everyone should be able to do.

Buyer's Guide

Even though buying an instrument seems like an easy thing to do, we believe it is not that simple since there are a lot of things that you need to be aware of when making your purchase from your purpose of buying to your level of playing.

That is why it is always a good idea to have some knowledge about the instrument that you’re going to buy. Since we know that, we wanted to prepare a buyer’s guide for you so that you will have a better knowledge of the product that you’re going to buy.

What are the Main Differences Between Professional and Student Trumpets?

As with many products that you buy, the quality in trumpets differ and some trumpet are beginner level and some trumpets are advanced level. So, we can say that there is indeed a difference between a student trumpet and an advanced level trumpet.

The difference between advanced trumpets and the beginner or intermediate level trumpets are often in the bore size, the material that the trumpet is made of and the sound quality. Also, an advanced trumpet can often weight more and that it why it can require more breath exertion which will deter the beginner from advancing.

An intermediate student doesn’t need a trumpet made of gold with perfect intonation and sound that resonates through professional halls, but he/she does need a trumpet that can reach multiple octaves.

To sum up, you should consider your needs when buying a trumpet and make your purchase according to your level and your goals. Luckily, most products mention whether they are a good fit for an advanced level player or a beginner player.

What is the Ideal Price Tag for a Student Trumpet?

We should start by mentioning that the price range of trumpets like any other instrument varies a lot depending on the quality of the instrument and its level. It might not be the best idea to break bank when you’re buying your first trumpet since it is certain whether you’re going to stick with your habit or not.

We give the similar advice of not spending a lot for an instrument if you’re looking for an instrument for your child since it is not clear how much beating that trumpet is going to take and we assume it might be a lot.

As for the price range, we can say that if you’re looking at a trumpet that is over 500$, it is probably not meant for students and it is rather a trumpet for professional trumpet player. If you’re looking for a beginner trumpet, the price range is often between 100$ and 300$ Dollars. In short, just make sure that you don’t overpay and get a product that cost much more than it should if you’re not sure whether you’re going to stick with your habit.

Should You Buy a New or a Used Trumpet?

In most cases, buying a new trumpet makes more sense since the issues that you’re going to face are much less. However, buying a used trumpet might make sense if you’re not sure whether you’re going to stick with the habit of playing an instrument or not since it costs less. So, we can say that both buying a new or a used instrument has its own advantages and you should make your decision based on your circumstances.

First of all, we should mention that getting a used instrument often costs less which is very important considering that not everyone has a limitless budget that they can spend on an instrument.

However, it is also worth mentioning that the problems that you might encounter if you buy a used instrument is much higher like scratches or issues when playing some notes. This is not a problem that you’re going to face if you decide to buy a new instrument.

It is also possible to rent an instrument instead of buying one which also has its own advantages. In some cases, you can even participate in a rent-to-own program, where each monthly rental payment goes towards the cost of the instrument and, once the trumpet is paid in full, it’s yours to own.  If you decide to do that, make sure that you do a proper research and make sure that the trumpet that you’re going to buy doesn’t have many scratches or other defects.

Whether you rent or buy an instrument, it is always a good idea to buy a new mouthpiece for the sanitary purposes.

Conclusion: Mendini Trumpet & Pocket Trumpet (2021 Review)

We love the instruments of Mendini so much that we reviewed their other products such as clarinet and saxophone. In this article, we wanted to review the trumpet and the pocket trumpet made by Mendini which was easy for us to fall in love with both products instantly since both products are very high-quality and they also come with reasonable price tags.

Buying the Mendini Trumpet makes a lot of sense if you’re a beginner or an intermediate player and buying a pocket trumpet makes sense if you want a smaller trumpet. However, it might be a better idea to look for trumpets that have higher price tags if you’re an advanced trumpet player. We hope that you will enjoy this product if you ever decide to buy it!

Kaizer Trumpet (2021 Review)

We love reviewing all sorts of instruments in our articles so that our readers can find the best option for their budgets and this article, we will review Kazier Trumpet which is great beginner and intermediate trumpet that comes with a very reasonable price tag.

We will review the Kazier Trumpet in a detailed way but to put it shortly, Kaizer Trumpet is a great instrument for beginners and intermediate players. It is not a professional but it will definitely get the job done unless you’re looking for an advance trumpet.

We’re very excited to share this product with you, so, let’s start our review of Kaizer Trumpet.

Kaizer Trumpet Review

About: Let’s start by mentioning that this is not a professional trumpet and the thing that we like most about this instrument is its price tag. That’s why, you should take all the positive things that we say about this instrument with the knowledge there are a lot of better trumpets in the market than Kaizer Trumpet.

Features: Considering its price tag, we can definitely say that it is a very well-made instrument that can last any musical student for long years. The difference that Kaizer Trumpet makes is the fact that it manages to be this good with a price tag is affordable by most people which is not something you see very often.

As for the sound quality, we should mention that it has a very deep and bright sound that is even throughout the range. We also want to say that the notes below c is just a tiny bit sharp with certain mouthpieces but it is not a significant problem that will affect the performance. The mouthpiece that comes with Kaizer Trumpet is decent enough but if you want, you can get another one to enhance your performance.

As for the playability, we should mention that Kaizer Trumpet doesn’t disappoint both high register and low register notes sings very nicely which is very good compared to the products that have similar price tags. The main reason for that great sound quality is the fact that this trumpet comes with a 5 inches bell.

It also features a lead-pipe made with rose brass with cupronickel tuning slides to provide better style and overall performance.

It is also worth mentioning that Kaizer Trumpet comes with various accessories such as hard case and it comes with a 45-day trial and that is why you can test this trumpet for a while and you can return it if you’re not satisfied with it for some reason.

Buyer’s Guide

Used vs. New Instrument

There is one decision that you have to make when buying a product and it is whether you should get a used or a new trumpet. Both of them has its own advantages and disadvantages which we will talk about below.

We should start by mentioning that buying a used instrument has some great advantages especially if you’re just starting out. The main reason for that is that you might not want to spend a lot of money for an instrument that you’re not sure whether you’re going to play for the upcoming years. In that case, getting a used instrument would be the sensible thing to do.

In most cases, buying a used instrument is fine and the only thing you need to do is to make sure that the instrument you buy is in a good condition. There are tons of used instruments on the internet and the chance that you’re going to encounter some issues after you buy your trumpet is very likely.

Therefore, if you’re going buy a used instrument, we always suggest doing a good research and we also suggest only buying from reputable websites like Ebay and Amazon. Also, make sure that you always buy a new mouthpiece to avoid any health issues.

On the other hand, buying a new instrument often would make sense for a lot of reasons if you have the budget for it. The main reason for buying a new instrument is you make sure that you’re buying a trumpet that is in good condition that you can play for a very long time.

Also, it is possible to get a great trumpet for a very reasonable price in today’s world because there are a lot of options and different brands.

Storage & Care

Most musical students think that buying an instrument is a one-time thing, which is not necessarily true since you have to take care of this instrument that you buy including the trumpet that you get. It is also worth mentioning that you need to be able to take care of the instrument you buy through proper cleaning, regular upkeep and safe storage.

By cleaning, we mean that you need to be able to clean both outside and the inside of the trumpet that you buy regularly. You need to oil the instrument on a regular basis and that is why buying a valve oil and a slide grease might make sense.

It is true that trumpets are resistant to humidity and other instrument, but you should also make sure that your trumpet is not exposed to extreme temperatures.

Conclusion: Kaizer Trumpet (2021 Review)

There are trumpets that have a higher quality than the Kaizer Trumpet in the market. However, considering its price tag, its sound quality, and its durability, we believe it is one of the best trumpets that you can buy for yourself if you’re a beginner or an intermediate player.

The only thing you need to make sure that you take proper care of this instrument from cleaning it to preventing expose from extreme temperature. If you do that, we believe Kaizer Trumpet will make you very happy as we mentioned in the beginning of the review!

Glory Trumpet (2020 Review)

Paying a lot of money for your instrument might not be the best idea if you’re not a professional trumpet player. If that is the case for you, you’re very lucky since it is possible to get a great trumpet for a price that will not hurt your budget. In this article, we will review a trumpet like that which is Glory Trumpet.

We will review the Glory Trumpet in a detailed way but let’s talk about its features briefly. Glory Trumpet is a great budget friendly trumpet that has some nice features and that is why it can be a great option for beginner or intermediate players.

Now that we talked a little bit about the features of Glory trumpet, let’s review its features in a detailed way.

Glory Trumpet Review

About: Coming with a remarkable design and a great sound quality, this trumpet is one of the best trumpets that you can buy in the market whether you’re a beginner or an intermediate trumpet player.

Features: We should just go ahead and say that there a lot of higher quality trumpets in the market that you can buy for yourself if you’re willing to pay more and that’s what you should probably be doing honestly.

However, we believe this trumpet can offer a lot to you if you’re beginner or an intermediate player for the reasons that we will talk about below.

Let’s start with that material of this trumpet which is high gloss gold lacquered finish. Not only that makes this product very durable, it also gives it a very shiny and nice look.

As for the weight, we should mention that Glory Trumpet is very lightweight which is a nice thing since you might consider this product if you’re looking for a trumpet for your child. The fact that it is lightweight also a great thing if you’re in a marching band.

It is also worth mentioning that this trumpet comes with stainless valves which require some maintenance to prevent them from sticking which is something you need to do whatever trumpet decide to buy.

We also like the fact that Glory Trumpet has a remarkable sound quality and it has an even tone throughout the range. It also comes tuned in that is why you can play this product instantly after you receive it.

Other than that, the tuning slide has a double brace for stronger reinforcement. The mouthpiece is high-quality but some musical students who played this product reported that the upper register can be a bit sharp.

There are a lot of accessories that come when you buy this trumpet such as a hard case, valve oil and a cleaning cloth all of them will be very useful when you use this product.

Buyer’s Guide

Used vs. New

Even though it is often a better idea to get a new instrument to any potential problems, in many cases, it is definitely good to get a used trumpet, especially if the previous owner took good care of the instrument.

That is why, the main thing you need to do is to make sure that the trumpet that you buy is in good condition. The main reason for that the internet is full of used instruments and it is very easy to make a wrong choice when you’re buying a used instrument.

Since buying used instruments can cause some problems, buying a new trumpet is often a better idea because the problems you will encounter will be much less. So, investing in a new instrument is always a smart thing.

If you’re not going to play your trumpet for a long time, renting an instrument instead of buying one can also be a smart thing to do but the costs can add up a lot if you play the trumpet for a while. Whether you rent an instrument or buy one, make sure that you buy a new mouthpiece for sanitary purposes.

Storage & Care

Getting a trumpet is one thing and taking care of it to be able to use it for a long time is another thing. That is why, you should always keep your trumpet in top shape by cleaning and you should also store is safely.

It is true that trumpet is more resistant to humidity when compared to other musical instruments, especially woodwinds but that doesn’t mean that a consistent care isn’t required because it is. You should take care of the both the outside and inside of your trumpet by cleaning and oiling the instrument regularly.

Conclusion: Glory Trumpet (2020 Review)

If you’re one of our regular readers, you probably know that we do our best to bring the best instruments to our visitors so that they can make better choices and in today’s article, we wanted review Glory Trumpet because it is one of the best budget friendly trumpets around.

There are a lot of things that we like about Glory Trumpet from affordability, sound quality, great design and durability all of which are great features. So, we definitely suggest getting this trumpet if you want get an instrument that you can play for a long time.

Hisonic Signature Clarinet (2021 Review)

Reviewing high-quality instruments that can provide a lot value to the musical students is our passion and in this article, we will review the clarinet made by Hisonic.

Hisonic Signature Clarinet has an excellent tone and it is very easy to play which can be a great option for musical students who are in a marching band, orchestra and jazz band. It costs a little bit more than it should but it is worth it if you have the budget for it.

We believe that there are a lot of things that you will love in this product. So, we suggest keep reading our review to learn more about Hisonic Signature Clarinet.

Hisonic Signature Clarinet

About: From looks to the sound quality, there are a lot of things that we like about Hisonic Signature Clarinet and in this review, we will talk about them one by one. This product can last for a long time for musical players who are at the beginner or intermediate level.

Features: Let’s start with the material of this product which is ebonite. We believe it is a very good choice of material since not only ebonite is very durable but also it makes it very resistant against any impact that might come from drops.

It is true that its price tag is a little bit higher than its equivalents, however, it is a U.S.A. made clarinet and it also comes with Prestini pads which justifies the price a lot. So, it is definitely worth the investment if you intent to play your clarinet for a long time.

We highly suggest this clarinet if you’re a beginner or an intermediate player since it can last for you for a long time and there are a lot of reasons for it including the sound quality. This clarinet has a great sound quality and that makes Hisonic Signature Clarinet that can be great for an orchestra, marching band or a jazz band.

As for the keys, we should mention that this clarinet comes with nickel plated keys which are ergonomic. So, you can use this product for a long time without hurting your fingers and that is another very important this about this clarinet.

As for the accessories, we should mention that you will also receive a bunch of them such as a mouthpiece, cork grease, reed protector and a cleaning swab. It also comes with a carrying case which makes it very easy to carry around.

The possibility of your clarinet having defects is one of the things that makes most musical players stay away from a product. The manufacturer of this clarinet solved this by providing a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty which is a very important thing since you can return it in case you encounter some issues with the product after playing it for a while.

Buyer’s Guide

We love including a buyer’s guide in our every review and we will do the same in Hisonic Clarinet. This is to give you some information about clarinets so that you can make a better decision when you’re making your purchase. Let’s start with whether buying or renting is a good idea when obtaining an instrument.

Should You Buy or Rent?

There are two ways to get an instrument which are buying and renting. In some cases, it might be a better idea to rent a clarinet such as if you’re not sure whether you’re going to stick with the habit of playing clarinet or not. However, other than that, we believe it is often a better idea to buy a clarinet for the reasons that we will discuss below.

  • Most people rent instruments to save money which is especially true for beginners. However, in most cases, it is a better idea to buy a clarinet instead of renting since there are a lot of budget friendly and high-quality instruments in today’s market. We always suggest buying since it will much more affordable if you’re going to play your clarinet for a long time.
  • It is possible to turn a beginner clarinet into an intermediate clarinet if you play it for a while by selling it which is very easy today since a lot of secondhand instrument are bought today.
  • Newly bought instruments are often in better conditions since the rental instruments often have some defects that can be annoying such as nicks, dents, and scratches. It is also worth mentioning that you will also be liable for damage that will happen on the clarinet.

The Materials Used When Making a Clarinet

There are different materials used in a clarinet which are plastic, wood and ebonite. Most people think that wooden clarinet has a better quality which is not necessarily true since each material has its own advantages and disadvantages.

For instance, in terms of durability, ebonite is the strongest material among others that is also the reason why beginners or musical students who are in a marching band often prefer clarinets that has ebonite as the material. The main reason for that is that ebonite is very resistant against drop etc.

As for the sound quality, contrary to common belief, there is not a big different in the sound quality between the different materials such as wooden, ebonite and plastic. So, you need to look at the other features of a clarinet to understand whether it has a good sound quality or not.

Conclusion: Hisonic Signature Clarinet (2021 Review)

We love reviewing various instruments that have different qualities to be able to reach out musical students who are at all levels. In this article, we wanted to review Hisonic Signature Clarinet which is a good beginner to intermediate level clarinet.

There are a lot of things to love about this clarinet from sound quality and the high-quality material. The only con that we could come up was the price tag which is a little bit higher its equivalents but it is definitely worth it if you have the budget for it!

LJ Hutchen Bb Clarinet (2021 Review)

LJ Hutchen is one of the oldest companies in the world and their products in the result of a years of research and design which is very important considering that experience is very important at making instruments. In this article, we will review the clarinet made by LJ Hutchen which is a great clarinet that make us very excited.

LJ Hutchen Clarinet has a ebonite body, it has nickel plated body and ergonomic key, it has an decent and even tone throughout the range which makes us love this product a lot. It is also very durable and has a 2-year manufacturer’s warranty.

As we mentioned in the beginning of our review, we are very excited about LJ Hutchen Clarinet and we want to talk about its features, pros and cons. So, let’s get right into it.

LJ Hutchen Bb Clarinet Review

About: This a great clarinet for clarinet players who are at all levels from beginner to advanced. We highly suggest this product if you’re looking for a clarinet that you want to use for a long time since it has a lot of nice features.

Features: We will get to the technical features of this clarinet shortly but we want to start with the material used when making LJ Hutchen Bb Clarinet which is ebonite. Ebonite it partially vulcanized hard rubber which is a very durable material that can be very resistant against drops. That is why, this clarinet is a great option if you’re in a band since the chance that you will drop your instrument a lot.

It is also worth mentioning that this clarinet is a very high-quality instrument that project very well and it has a diverse tonality which is very important in a musical instrument. We also like the bore of this clarinet which is designed in a very smart way and it provides great tone and an excellent projection.

We also like the keys used when making this clarinet which is nickel. We like that a lot because nickel plated keys not only resistant against tarnish, it is also ergonomic which makes it possible to play it for long hours.

This clarinet manages to be almost at the level of professional clarinets while coming with a price tag that can be afforded by most people.

Now that we talked about the different features of LJ Hutchen Bb Clarinet, let’s get to the price tag. Considering that it comes with an ebonite body, the price can be considered a little bit too much. However, this clarinet will serve you for a long time and no need to look for other options if you have the budget for it.

Buyer’s Guide

Which is Better, Buying or Renting?

There are two ways to get an instrument. You can either buy or rent one. While some people prefer to buy an instrument, some people prefer to rent. However, we always suggest buying a clarinet instead of renting one if you want to get serious about playing a clarinet and there are a lot of reasons for it that we will talk about below.

  • It is a good idea to buy a clarinet instead of renting one since it can be very effective for saving money. Even though it sounds counterintuitive, buying can save you some money since there are a lot of products that have a reasonable price tag in today’s market.
  • We believe it is always a good idea to buy a clarinet if you’re serious about playing it since you will never be sure about the quality and the condition of the product that you rent. On the other hand, you will not encounter such problem if opt for buying instead of renting.
  • It is possible to sell the clarinet that you buy in case you don’t want to use your instrument for some reason such as being more advanced. In that case, you can sell your clarinet and get a new one which is something you can’t do if you rent a clarinet.

What are Clarinets Made of?

There are different materials used when making a clarinet from plastic, ebonite to wood. Most people think that wooden clarinets are the highest quality clarinets in the market which is not necessarily true since every material has its own advantages or disadvantages.

First of all, there is not apparent evidence that a wooden clarinet sounds better. Also, ebonite or plastic clarinets tend to be more durable and endure better against the drops which is essential since there is a good chance that you will drop your clarinet eventually which is especially true if you’re in a marching band.

How Much Does a Clarinet Cost?

Clarinets can range from less than $100 to over $3,000 and it really depends on what you’re looking for in a clarinet. It is possible to get an advanced clarinet from the get go if you’re confident that you will stick with your habit.

However, it makes sense to get a cheaper one and get a new and more expensive one as you get more advanced since the money that you spend on an expensive clarinet will go to waste if you don’t use it for a long time.

Conclusion: LJ Hutchen Bb Clarinet (2021 Review)

Clarinets can range from less than $100 to over $3,000 and it really depends on what you’re looking for in a clarinet. It is possible to get an advanced clarinet from the get go if you’re confident that you will stick with your habit.

However, it makes sense to get a cheaper one and get a new and more expensive one as you get more advanced since the money that you spend on an expensive clarinet will go to waste if you don’t use it for a long time.

Glory Clarinet (2021 Review)

Getting a clarinet that you can play for long years is an important thing whether you’re an advanced player or an intermediate player. We believe Glory Clarinet is very good in that sense because it is a very high-quality clarinet that you can be with you for a long time.

Before getting to our detailed review, let’s say that Glory Clarinet comes with excellent features such as a perfect body finish, it has a decent sound quality and it is easy to play which makes it a great option for beginners and intermediate players.

Glory Clarinet (2020 Review)

About:  Glory is very famous among students because they manage to produce budget friendly products that can be considered as great starter products. That is why this clarinet is often recommended by most tutors.

Features: There are a lot of things about Glory Clarinet that make us believe that this clarinet is an ideal option for beginners and the fact that this product comes as fine-tuned before it hits the market. Therefore, there is no need for you to tune it again, you can just play this product as soon as you receive it.

We also like the sound quality of this product a lot because it has an even tone throughout the range. This is essential because getting a clarinet with such a great sound quality for this price tag is rare to come by.

It also comes with an adjustable thumb rest which we also like because finding the ideal position for your thumb is very important considering that you will play this clarinet for long hours.

We also like the fact that Glory Clarinet comes with various accessories such as hard-shell case, a second barrel, a mouthpiece, a cap, reed and a cleaning rod for easy cleaning and all of these features are very important and they will make much easier for you to use this clarinet.

As for the material, we should mention that this clarinet comes with an ebonite ABS body which is a natural hard rubber. That makes this clarinet very durable and that is why you can opt for this clarinet if there is a chance for you to drop your clarinet a lot.

All the good features that we mentioned above aside, we should mention that this clarinet is not a professional clarinet and you might be better off with products that are at the higher end if you’re a professional player.

Buyer’s Guide

Is it Better to Buy or Rent?

There are two things that you can do when getting a clarinet which is to rent or to buy. It might be a good idea to rent if you know that you’re not going to play your clarinet for a long time. However, if you’re going to play your clarinet for a long time, it is often a better idea to buy instead of renting and there are good reasons for it.

  • Even though the first instinct is to save money when renting, we believe buying can also save you money in some way. Since long term rental fees can add up quickly, renting might cost more than buying and that is especially true if you’re going to play your instrument for a long time.
  • It is possible get a clarinet that has some defects such as scratches on it when you rent. However, when you buy a clarinet, the chance that you’re going to get a clarinet that has some defects is not likely and even if that is the case, most clarinets come with a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty which makes them preferable.
  • You can also sell your clarinet if you want to get a new one after a while which is something you can’t do if you rent it. That is why, we highly suggest buying a clarinet instead of renting if you’re serious about playing clarinet.

Should You Buy Online or Buy from a Music Store?

You can do either one depending on your circumstances because both have its own advantages and disadvantages. But we believe it is often more practical to buy online in today’s world for the reasons that we will talk about below.

  • Better Prices: You probably know this but since online shopping has become a craze, the chance that you will encounter better prizes online is much higher. You can also follow sales like Black Friday but even if you don’t, you will always find better prices online.
  • Much More Options: The chance that you will find the clarinet in a music store is not likely since your options will be limited to what they have in the market. On the other hand, if you shop online, your chances are almost limitless.
  • Reviews: What we like most about online shopping is the fact that it gives you a chance to review the products that you want to buy including a musical instrument. You can take a look at the reviews made by people who played a clarinet before and you can also take a look at the ratings.

Conclusion: Glory Clarinet (2021 Review)

In this review, we took a look at Glory Clarinet which is one of the best budget friendly clarinets that you can find in the market. It is true that there are better clarinets in the market, but if you’re beginner or an intermediate player who don’t want to spend a lot but still want to get a high-quality clarinet, this is probably the clarinet you’re looking for.

It is not a good idea to get a clarinet that you can play for a couple of months and replace it with another one and we believe Glory Clarinet can last you for long years!

Yamaha YCL-255 Standard Clarinet (2021 Review)

There are good reasons why Yamaha is very popular among musical instruments because they make some of the highest quality products available in the market. In this article, we will review the clarinet made by Yamaha. We’re confident that you will fall in love with this clarinet instantly.

So, before getting to our detailed review let’s say that we high suggest Yamaha YCL-255 Standard Clarinet because it has the quality of a professional clarinet, it features an ABS resin body which will last you for a long time it has a decent sound quality.

We suggest keep reading if you want to learn more about Yamaha YCL-255 Standard Clarinet since it is one of the best products that you can get for yourself or your child. So, let’s get straight to our review without wasting a lot of time.

Yamaha YCL-255 Standard Clarinet Review

About: Getting a high-quality clarinet from a trustworthy brand has never been so easy but it is possible today thanks to internet. As we mentioned in the beginning of our review, Yamaha YCL-255 Standard Clarinet is one of the best products in the market that you can get for yourself whether you’re a beginner or an intermediate clarinet player.

Features: We will get to the sound and other technical features of this clarinet shortly, but let’s start with the material of this product. This clarinet comes with an ABS resin body (very similar to wood) which makes this product very durable. So, we believe this product will last you for a long time under normal conditions.

As for the keys, we should mention that this clarinet has a nickel-plated design, which makes it very easy to move your fingers around. You can continue playing Yamaha YCL-255 Standard Clarinet for a long time and that is why we believe getting this product makes sense if you’re in a school band.

There is one feature about this clarinet that makes the real difference for us which is the adjustable thumb rest. This is a lifesaver because hurting one’s thumb is inevitable after playing clarinet for a certain amount of time and the adjustable thumb will be a huge help at that.

As for the sound, we can confidently say that this clarinet has a very good sound quality that we can only compare to the professional clarinets. Clarinet players who used this product made it clear that this clarinet has an even tone throughout the range.

We should also mention that since this is a professional inclined student clarinet, it provides an excellent balance for the intermediate and professional clarinet players and it also provides an excellent positioning, and it has a precise playability.

Buyer’s Guide

Which One is a Better Idea, to Buy or to Rent?

Let’s start by mentioning that both can be a good option depending on your level. For instance, if you’re a beginner and you’re not sure whether you’re going to stick with the habit of playing clarinet, renting might be the choice. However, other than that, we always suggest buying instead of renting since it makes much more sense for a couple of reasons.

  • First, although the reason why most clarinet players prefer to rent instead of buy is saving money, we believe the opposite might be true in most cases. The main reason for that is that there are a lot of products for reasonable prices today and the cost of rent might be much higher if you’re going to do it for a long time.
  • Newly purchased instruments are in much better conditions compared to the products that you rent because there is good chance that the clarinets that you rent might come with scratches and other defects. Also, keep in mind that you will be liable for all the damages that will occur after you rent the saxophone.
  • It is also possible to sell the clarinet that you buy after a while if you have to sell it for some reason which is not possible in product that you rent.

How to Choose a Clarinet?

Most people don’t know this but there are various kinds of clarinets in the market today. The most common types of clarinets in the market are the Bb, the A, the E, the contra alto and contra bass in the clarinet family.

However, the most common one that you will see in the market is Bb clarinet for a couple of reasons. The first reason is the fact that the key of Bb is the best clarinet for students since it is easiest one to learn and play. That is why, getting a Bb clarinet would make sense if you’re in a band.

What are Clarinets Made of?

There are different materials used when making a clarinet which are plastic or wooden and there is also ABS resin which is very similar to wood. As a general rule, while more advanced players prefer wooden clarinets, we can confidently say that there is no a huge difference between them necessarily in terms of the sound quality.

As for the durability, we can say that there is a slight difference between wooden and plastic clarinets. We can say that plastic clarinets tend to be more durable and that is why it makes sense to get a plastic clarinet it is possible for you to drop it a lot.

Conclusion: Yamaha YCL-255 Standard Clarinet (2021 Review)

We review a wide range of products in our articles and today we reviewed Yamaha YCL-255 Standard Clarinet which is one of the best clarinets that you can find in the market whether you’re a beginner or an intermediate clarinet player.

It is very durable, it has a great sound quality and we’re confident that it will last you for long years if you take care of it. So, we highly suggest this clarinet if you have the budget for it.

Eastar Clarinet (2021 Review)

Eastar is a company that is often preferred by beginners and intermediate players since only few other brands can offer affordability without sacrificing the decent sound quality. Considering the price tag, Eastar Clarinet offers very high-quality products and a wide range of accessories.

In this article, we will review two great clarinets which are Eastar ECL-300 Clarinet and Eastar ECL-400 Clarinet. After reading our review, you might decide which product is a better choice for you. We’re very excited about both products. So, let’s get right into it.

Eastar ECL-300 Clarinet Review

About: As we mentioned in the beginning of our review, Eastar is one the best companies that can offer affordability without sacrificing the quality and Eastar ECL-300 Clarinet is great example of that.

Features: We will get to the sound quality of this product shortly, but let’s start with the material of this clarinet which is bakelite. It is in fact plastic and considering this is a student level clarinet it is expected.

The bakelite has its own advantages one of which is the durability which is very important if you move your clarinet a lot and there is a chance that you will drop it. That is especially true if you’re in a marching band.

As for the sound quality, we can say that Eastar ECL-300 Clarinet has a very decent sound quality and most clarinet players reported that it has an even sound throughout the range. You can also try different reed or mouthpiece if you’re not comfortable with the sound at your first try.

We should also mention that this clarinet has nickel plated key which are ergonomic. So, you can move your fingers comfortable which is very important if you play your clarinet for a long time.

It is also worth mentioning that this clarinet comes with a 30-day money back warranty which is essential if you’re not satisfied with the product for some reason.

Eastar ECL-400 Clarinet Review

About: This clarinet is a great option if you’ve stuck with the practice for a while and looking for more than a student clarinet. It provides all the things that professional clarinet do and it also comes with an affordable price tag that will not hurt your budget.

Features: This is a clear upgrade over the version that we reviewed above, and it has a much better sound quality and the material has more durability. So, you can use this clarinet for a long time.

As we mentioned in the beginning of our review, Eastar ECL-400 Clarinet is a great intermediate level clarinet. However, it might be a good idea to go for a higher quality product if you’re professional player.

But other than that, this clarinet has an excellent sound, it has a great appearance, it comes with a practical design, it is durable and it has silver plated keys. That is why, we’re confident that this clarinet will last you for a long time.

As for the practicality, we should also mention that this clarinet comes with a hard case which makes it very easy to carry it around and that is important if you’re in a band.

It is true that there are more expensive and higher quality saxophones in the market. However, considering its price tag, we believe Eastar ECL-400 Clarinet is one of the best products in the market that you can buy if you want to get serious with playing clarinet.

Buyer’s Guide

Should You Buy or Rent?

It is true that renting might be a good option if you’re not sure whether you’re going to stick with playing clarinet or not. However, we suggest considering buying if you’re confident that you’re going to be playing for long years since buying has a lot of advantages which we will talk about below.

  • The first thing that we want to say about buying is that a high-quality clarinet that is for rental is very hard to come by. There is a good chance that the instrument that you will rent will have defects or scratches on it. Also, keep in mind that you will be responsible for all the damages that is going to happen on the product which will not be the case if you buy.
  • Even though it sounds counter intuitive, buying a clarinet instead of renting one can save you some money since renting can might cost more which is especially true if you want to rent your clarinet for a long time.
  • It is also possible for you to sell the clarinet that you buy after using which is not possible when you rent a clarinet. That is why, it is always a good idea to buy instead of renting if you’re going to use your clarinet for a long time.

Conclusion: Eastar Clarinet (2021 Review)

It is true that renting might be a good option if you’re not sure whether you’re going to stick with playing clarinet or not. However, we suggest considering buying if you’re confident that you’re going to be playing for long years since buying has a lot of advantages which we will talk about below.

  • The first thing that we want to say about buying is that a high-quality clarinet that is for rental is very hard to come by. There is a good chance that the instrument that you will rent will have defects or scratches on it. Also, keep in mind that you will be responsible for all the damages that is going to happen on the product which will not be the case if you buy.
  • Even though it sounds counter intuitive, buying a clarinet instead of renting one can save you some money since renting can might cost more which is especially true if you want to rent your clarinet for a long time.
  • It is also possible for you to sell the clarinet that you buy after using which is not possible when you rent a clarinet. That is why, it is always a good idea to buy instead of renting if you’re going to use your clarinet for a long time.

Jean Paul Clarinet (2021 Review)

If you’ve been playing an instrument for a while, there is a good chance that you’ve heard of Jean Paul before since they make some of the highest quality instruments that you can find in the market.

We also reviewed flutes and saxophones by made Jean Paul in our other reviews before, and today, we will review their clarinet. Even though this clarinet is especially a good option for beginners, you can find value in this clarinet whether you’re an intermediate or a more advanced clarinet player. The main reason for that is that Jean Paul Clarinet is one of the few clarinets in the market that is ideal for both beginners and more advanced players thanks to its features.

Jean Paul USA CL-300 Student Clarinet Review

About: As we mentioned in the beginning of our review, Jean Paul USA CL-300 Student Clarinet is a one of the best clarinets available in the market for beginners. There are a lot of things that makes Jean Paul USA CL-300 Student Clarinet great and let’s take a look at all those features one by one.

Features: Let’s start with the material of clarinet which is ebonite. We should say that ebonite is not plastic, it is vulcanized rubber even though it looks and feels like plastic. We like the choice of this material because it makes this product very resistant against temperature changes and humidity.

The fact that it is ebonite also makes it very durable against scratches that might happen after drops. So, we highly suggest this clarinet if you’re in a marching band since the chance that you will drop your clarinet is high.

As for the sound, we should mention that this clarinet has entrancing sound that is even throughout the range. So, if you’re a beginner, you can buy this clarinet and use it for a long time. The bore is very well designed and you can get various tones and an incredible projection from this clarinet.

It is also worth mentioning that it is not likely that you will find a higher quality and easy playing clarinet in the market, especially for this kind of price.

We also like the fact that there are a lot of accessories that come with this clarinet including a case, mouthpiece, cap, ligature, bunch of professional, rico reeds, neck strap and a cork grease which are all very effective accessories that will be very helpful to you.

Jean Paul USA Student Clarinet Plus CL-350 Review

About: If it has been a while since you’ve picked up your clarinet playing habit but you still don’t consider yourself an intermediate player, we strongly suggest getting Jean Paul USA Student Clarinet Plus CL-350 since it has more to offer than a beginner clarinet.

Features: The material used when making this clarinet is abs which makes this clarinet very durable and that is also the reason why this product has a great longevity.

Another thing that is worth mentioning about this Jean Paul USA CL-300 Student Clarinet is that it has a boehm 17 key system which is one of the best key systems that you can find in a clarinet.

Nickel plated keys make it very hard to damage and also they make it very easy to move the fingers very easily for long hours which is important if you’re in a band.

We also like the practicality aspect of this clarinet since it is very easy to care of it. The main reason for that is that Jean Paul USA CL-300 Student Clarinet comes with a cork grease, and a cleaning cloth which makes it very easy to take proper care of it. It also comes with a music stand that is foldable that we also like about this clarinet.

We should also mention that this clarinet comes with a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty which is also good since you don’t have to worry about the issues that you’re going to encounter when using this clarinet.

Jean Paul USA Intermediate Clarinet CL-400 Review

About: As we mentioned in the beginning of our review, Jean Paul makes instruments that are perfect for every level and this is their intermediate level clarinet.  Jean Paul USA Intermediate Clarinet CL-400 is the best option for your if you’re an intermediate level clarinet player.

Features: The manufacturer preferred to use ABD body when making this clarinet to simulate the grain of wood which is perfect. As for the keys, we should say that this product comes with silver plated keys for softer and warmer touch and sound both are essential to maximize the joy you get from your instrument.

It is also worth mentioning that the sound quality of this clarinet has been tested, so, you won’t encounter any problems about it. Another thing about this clarinet it the Bari mouthpiece, which combines effectively with the Rico H Ligature to produce a wider and richer range of excellent tones.

We also like the fact that this product comes with a case which has double handles which makes it very easy to carry it around. It can be especially important if you carry your clarinet a lot with you.

Considering its price tag, high sound quality, the accessories that come with the product, Jean Paul USA Intermediate Clarinet CL-400 is an ideal option for beginners to intermediate players.

Conclusion: Jean Paul Clarinet (2021 Review)

We like to review the products of Jean Paul since they make very high-quality products and they don’t put crazy price tags on them and in this article, we reviewed the clarinets that made by Jean Paul for different levels such as students to intermediate players.

 You can take a look at the features of them and determine which product is the best one for you which we believe won’t be that hard since they are high end products that get amazing reviews by clarinet players! We hope to see you in our other reviews!

Mendini Black B Flat Clarinet (2021 Review)

If you’re one of our regular readers, then you probably know that we often review their instruments they make very high-quality products and the company is regarded as one of the pillars of musical instruments.

They have different products that is the in the wide range of products from wind instruments to bass instruments. As for the price range, they make both high-quality instruments and also instruments that are ideal for a limited budget.

In this article, we will review one of their best products in the market which is the clarinet made by Mendini. We believe you will like the features of this clarinet a lot whether you’re a beginner, intermediate or a professional clarinet player.

So, let’s get right into it.

Mendini Black B Flat Clarinet Review

About: Let’s start by mentioning that Mendini MCT-E+SD+PB Black B Flat Clarinet is one of the most popular clarinets available in the market and rightly so because it is a great clarinet that has a great sound quality.

Features: It is true that this clarinet is a great option for clarinet players at all levels but it is especially a great choice for beginners since it is perfect tuned to play in the Bb (Si Bemol) key which offers an incomparable range of style, and it is very easy to play. It is also worth mentioning that the key of Bb clarinet with inline trill keys with adjustable thumb rest.

Even though most clarinets players prefer their clarinets black, you might also get this product in different colours such as blue, green, purple, red, rosewood, pink, sky blue, white and yellow which is a great since it brings a little bit of joy into it.

As for the material, we should mention that this clarinet is made of high­-grade ABS body with durable nickel-plated keys. This is essential because it makes it possible for you to deliver sharp and high resonance with great note projection. It also has a 60 mm neck that conforms to the comfort zone of the clarinet player.

As for the accessories, considering its price tag, we can say that this clarinet comes with a great package that consists things like ligature and mouthpiece. It is also worth mentioning that it comes with a hard shell case with handles, a shoulder straw with hooks, ten reeds, cork grease, two barrels, a cleaning cloth which is very important, and a folding clarinet stand.

Buyer’s Guide

How to Choose a Clarinet?

Most musical students believe that there is only one type of clarinet which is Bb. It is true that the clarinets in most bands are Bb.

However, that’s not true since there are different types of clarinets such as such as such as the A, the E in the soprano family and the contra alto and contra bass. There are also other types of clarinets available but we can say that these are the most common ones.

If you’re a new clarinet student, then, you’re probably looking for a Bb clarinet since it is the one that is easiest to learn and play. Therefore, if you’re a student member of the band, a Bb clarinet is probably your best option.

Other than the clarinet type, you should also consider the budget limit, material and sound quality, and easiness to play.

What are Clarinets Made of?

There are two different material used when making clarinets which are wood and plastic. Plastic clarinets tend to be less expensive but it doesn’t mean that there is no good in buying a plastic clarinet.

A plastic clarinet is a great choice for beginner or younger students since they are more durable in terms of durability. They will be much more against dropping and other rough handling. It is also a good idea to get a plastic clarinet if you’re in a marching band since the chance th.at you will drop your clarinet is a little bit higher.

Also, the material used when making a clarinet doesn’t matter much for the sound quality and that is why getting a plastic clarinet would make more sense if you’re just starting out.

If you’re a more advanced clarinet player, it makes sense to get a wooden clarinet since they can produce a deeper, warmer and a better sound which is important because even the slightest difference in the sound quality might make a difference if you’re in a band etc. As for the price, a wooden clarinet tends to be more expensive, so, we suggest getting a wooden clarinet only if you’re an advanced player.

How Much Does a Clarinet Cost?

The quality and the price range of clarinets in the market can change a lot and the product that you should get really depends on what you’re looking for. It makes sense to get a very expensive clarinet made by Yamaha if you’re an advanced player.

However, it might not make sense if you’re a new clarinet student since you don’t know whether you’re going to stick with the habit and use your clarinet for a long time. In that case, there are a lot of great options like Mendini MCT-E+SD+PB Black B Flat Clarinet that has almost all the features that more expensive clarinets have.

Conclusion: Mendini Black B Flat Clarinet (2021 Review)

In this article, we wanted review Mendini Black B Flat Clarinet since it a great choice for people who want to take a up new habit and don’t want to pay a lot of money for their first clarinet. That said, this clarinet can also make you satisfied if you’re an intermediate player.

It has a decent sound quality and it is very easy to play and it has a very reasonable price tag. As we mentioned in the beginning of our review, Mendini Black B Flat Clarinet has a lot to offer and it can be with you for a long time.