I bought this set of clarinets brand new in 2021 and played them professionally for one orchestra season. On the A clarinet, master technician Melanie Wong installed a low F corrector thumb key/vent, upgraded all pads to cork, leather, and Valentino Masters, and performed a full artist setup. Unbeatable value for a set of professional clarinets of this quality in today's market. Excerpts from live Mozart Concerto. Excerpts from live Copland Concerto.The clarinets have been stored in a humidity and temperature stable environment, and they have not been played for the past year. There are no cracks, and both are in perfect playing condition. They have excellent intonation and response throughout all registers, and I have performed on them alongside Buffet, Selmer, and Yamaha clarinets with no tuning or blend issues. The sound is rich, warm, dark, flexible, and very homogenous. Each clarinet comes with an adjustable 64-68mm barrel. Here are specs from Royal Global.
After years of development, Royal Global has created a new class of professional clarinet. The innovative Firebird includes a double register mechanism for a beautifully resonant and in-tune throat Bb, and a semi-automatic G/D vent on the lower joint that can be lifted and closed by adjustment screw depending on the sound, color, and projection you are searching for. Standard plating includes gold posts with silver plated keys.These features, along with a unique poly-cylindrical bore and the patented Royal Global adjustable barrel. For added flexibility make it one of the best values in the industry for performing professionals. Poly-cylindrical bore that offers the best in immediate response, excellent intonation, and a beautiful core to the sound. Premium African blackwood wood, aged for 7 - 10 years. Double register key mechanism for improved throat tone clarity and intonation.
Semi-automatic venting mechanism on all models in the lower joint, for better projection, clarity, and a new level of "sweetness" to the sound. This mechanism can be closed using the innovative adjustment screws, providing you with two instruments in one. Unmatched, impeccable intonation in all registers.