The Lyrique A clarinet has been redesigned to make what was previously an outstanding instrument even better. Significant improvements have been made to the mechanism which would look right at home on clarinets cost three to five times as much. The clarinet also features silver plating. The Lyrique A will amaze you at how securely and evenly it responds and effortlessly it plays in tune.However its real virtue lies in the the velvety warmth of tone that can be played at virtually canon-like volume levels without loss of quality. Yet, it is secure with no upper register "grunts" at whisper dynamic levels. Those who have to switch from Bb to A clarinet will appreciate how well the Lyrique A and Bb clarinets match in resistance.
The common reaction of players is this clarinet plays and sounds like I always imagined the A clarinet ought to play and sound! Speaking of blowing resistance, the normally stuffy right hand clarion tones common to many popular brands of A clarinets is a thing of the past with the Lyrique A. All the right hand clarion tones, especially the Bell B, respond quickly with a clear, resonant, liquid tone quality.The upper clarion tones are not only full, round and stable in dynamic changes, but, as we have already noted, they have none of the "grunt, " upper clarion "undertoning" problems so common to many A clarinets on today's market. Try playing "The Pines of Rome" solos on this A and you'll get all the wide intervals with a security and ease you never dreamed possible... Finally, there is the critical matter of tonal stability in dynamic changes. When you play the Lyrique A clarinet in the upper register and push the dynamic level the sound gets louder without spreading in shape, sagging in pitch and brightening in colour.
Relax your embouchure and increase your air to get an even fuller dynamic and note how well the pitch, colour and shape hold together. This should be no surprise, since evenness of resistance and stability of pitch, colour and shape in dynamic changes are common characteristics of clarinets designed by Tom Ridenour. This combination of features make the Ridenour Lyrique A clarinet arguably the best and most secure phrasing A clarinet available anywhere at any price! You'll find clarinets that cost two and three times more that don't deliver the performance goods of the Ridenour Lyrique A clarinet. Altogether the Lyrique A is a real find for someone who needs an outstanding A clarinet but can't pay the high price demanded by many well known makers.
RETURN POLICIES: OUR STATED TRIAL PERIOD IS FIVE DAYS FROM THE DAY YOU RECEIVE THE CLARINET. IF YOU NEED A FEW EXTRA DAYS JUST LET US KNOW AND IT'S LITERALLY NEVER PROBLEM. JUST COMMUNICATE WITH US AND WE CAN ALMOST ASSUREDLY ACCOMMODATE WHATEVER NEEDS YOU HAVE FOR TESTING THE CLARINET. The item "Lyrique 575 A Clarinet, by Tom Ridenour" is in sale since Saturday, June 12, 2021. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Wind & Woodwind\Band & Orchestral\Clarinets".The seller is "rclarinetproducts" and is located in Duncanville, Texas. This item can be shipped worldwide.