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I play on a Buffet Festival and I have never played on an R13. I was wondering what the difference is between the two. I really like my festival, but it seems to me that the R13 is a more popular instrument. Is it the design? Does it produce a higher quality of sound? Well... anyways thank you for your time. :)

Buffet’s website can probably explain the differences way better than I can. 

R13

Festival

Anonymous
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What reeds do you play on?

Here we are again: FAQs

Anonymous
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Any advice on playing clarinet and brass? My teachers threatened to disown me if I learn tuba. I just wanna play in a brass quintet and maybe make a drum corps but I also want to finish my music degree...

Get really good at time management. Understand that you will have no free time. As a music major, you have no free time with only one instrument. You’ll have to double that practice amount if you add on a second. 

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I have a buffet festival and a vandoren B45. mouthpiece. Im thinking of upgrading my mouthpiece, do you have any suggestions?

I personally love Vandoren mouthpieces. If you want something that’s really similar to the B45, the B40 and B40 Lyre are great. If you want something completely different from that mouthpiece, the M15, M13, and M13 Lyre are great. I personally play on the M13 Lyre currently. Remember to have an appropriate reed strength when trying these mouthpieces. They will require a different size than the B45. The B40/Lyre will need about a half strength softer than what you use on the B45 and the M series will need about a strength and a half higher. When in doubt, consult this chart