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Bb CLARINET

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Buffet R-13: The Legendary Choice of Professionals was created in 1955 by Robert Carrée and is the most popular professional clarinet in the world. Its tone is focused and rich, and it is powerful in all registers. Its flexibility lends itself to all repertoires: symphonies or chamber music, soloists, teachers, military bands, students or amateurs.
Principle Clarinet – University of Saint Mary Community Band

Buffet R-13: “I play the Buffet R-13 Bb Clarinet, SN 47xxxx. It’s the best.” – Cb


modifications

BARREL: “I use a Backun Cocobolo Fat Boy Barrel with my Buffet R-13. And I truly find that there is a big difference in the focus and center of my tone. Intonation is extremely consistent in all registers as well.” – Cb

BELL: “I use a Backun Traditional Cocobolo Bell with my Buffet R-13. And I am pleased with how the Backun Voicing Groove really improves the clarion register while smoothing the break between registers as advertised.” – Cb


mouthpieces

My Clarinet Rig shown in my 1st Generation Lomax Classic HumidiPro Case

I play a handmade Frank L. Kaspar “SUPERB” (Ann Arbor, Mich.) and also a custom Charles Bay as my backup mouthpiece on clarinet. I love them both, but each has their own properties and characteristics.

Play testing the Légère Signature Series Bb Clarinet Reed on my Charles Bay mouthpiece.

My clarinet mouthpieces are extremely rare. However, there are numerous contemporary mouthpiece artisans who are creating superior custom mouthpieces worth consideration. Also, larger companies such as Vandoren, D’addario, and others offer stock mouthpieces that economically emulate the standards of the great custom pieces. You can get those mouthpieces at most local music stores or online.” – Cb


ligature

I use Silverstein Works CRYO4 Ligatures with both my Bb Clarinet and Eb Alto Saxophone mouthpiece and reed combination setups. These ligatures perform as advertised by the manufacturer. Highly recommended!


reeds

I am currently using Légère Reeds for Bb Clarinet and Eb Alto Saxophone.

I use the EUROPEAN CUT Légère Reeds for Clarinet
I use the EUROPEAN CUT Légère Reeds for Clarinet

“I use the EUROPEAN CUT Légère Reeds for Clarinet and have found that I prefer the immediate response for the type of playing I am doing as a private studio teacher and wind ensemble principle clarinetist. The clarinet sound I get with Légère Reeds is also very consistent and clean in all ranges of the instrument. I can also say that I wished I had switched to Légère Reeds sooner. My reed “drama” is over.” – Cb

*PURCHASE: EUROPEAN CUT Légère Reeds for Clarinet


Eb Alto Saxophone

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I play and officially endorse Selmer (Paris) Saxophones exclusively!
Christopher Burnett Quintet

“In addition to the patented key work mechanisms and tone hole placements, I believe that the special (brass metal work) annealing process used in the manufacturing of Selmer Paris Saxophones makes them the superior choice in that there is a “weight” and “substance” to the instrument that other horns don’t have when I play them.

This special manufacturing process stabilizes important harmonics throughout the scale and thus, the vibrations throughout the instrument while playing it are inherently harmonious with note frequencies.” – Cb


mouthpieces

Classical + Teaching Studio Alto Saxophone

“I play a Selmer Paris S80 C* for Classical work.”

Jazz + Recording Studio Alto Saxophone

I officially endorse my SYOS "Christopher Burnett" model alto saxophone mouthpiece.

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“Christopher Burnett” Syos custom model is now available in both: black + light blue

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SYOS – SHAPE YOUR OWN SOUND ARTIST // I’m officially an endorsing artist for SYOS. I recently received a unique new concept in making jazz alto saxophone mouthpieces from their shop in Paris, France. I gave them specifications for this mouthpiece based upon what I have come to prefer over the years to create the “Christopher Burnett” SYOS model. Using the exacting precision of computer programming in manufacturing my exact parameters, SYOS physically constructed my mouthpiece to these precise tolerances using 3-D printer technology. They have just about any color choice for both the mouthpiece and ligature, I chose “black.” You can order my exact mouthpiece from them or simply build your own. That’s cool …

Christopher Burnett signature edition shown in Black and Blue
Syos – Shape Your Own Sound
“Christopher Burnett”
Signature Edition in Black & Blue

… I now play and endorse my own “Christopher Burnett” custom model SYOS – Shape Your Own Sound alto saxophone mouthpiece for Jazz work and it’s truly the best mouthpiece I’ve played to date.

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More information and to purchase:
S Y O S . C O | B U R N E T T M U S I C . B I Z


ligatures

I use Silverstein Works CRYO4 Ligatures with both my Bb Clarinet and Eb Alto Saxophone mouthpiece and reed combination setups. These ligatures perform as advertised by the manufacturer. Highly recommended!


reeds

I am currently using Légère Reeds for Bb Clarinet and Eb Alto Saxophone.

I use two model types of Légère Reeds for Alto Saxophone 
I use the SIGNATURE SERIES Légère Reeds for Alto Saxophone with a Selmer C* mouthpiece
I use the SIGNATURE SERIES Légère Reeds for Alto Saxophone with a Selmer C* mouthpiece

“I use the SIGNATURE SERIES Légère Reeds for Alto Saxophone with a Selmer C* mouthpiece and find it superior to any other reeds I have played in terms of consistency, with an evenness of responsiveness throughout the range of the instrument – a genuinely pure saxophone tone quality. Immediate articulation and no “drama” in extreme ranges.” – Cb

*PURCHASE: SIGNATURE SERIES Légère Reeds for Alto Saxophone

I use the STUDIO CUT Légère Reeds for Alto Saxophone with my own “Christopher Burnett” custom model SYOS - Shape Your Own Sound mouthpiece for Jazz work.
I use the STUDIO CUT Légère Reeds for Alto Saxophone with my own “Christopher Burnett” custom model SYOS – Shape Your Own Sound mouthpiece for Jazz work.

“I use the STUDIO CUT Légère Reeds for Alto Saxophone with my own “Christopher Burnett” custom model SYOS – Shape Your Own Sound mouthpiece for Jazz work. I prefer a natural “acoustic” jazz sound for the type of jazz artistry I seek to present musically on the saxophone that has projection and power – without the typical brilliance often associated with contemporary pop music. The combination of my SYOS mouthpiece and the STUDIO CUT Légère Reeds achieve a balance that gives me the natural sound I am looking for. I can not say enough that I wished I had switched to Légère Reeds sooner. My reed “drama” is over.” – Cb

*PURCHASE: STUDIO CUT Légère Reeds for Alto Saxophone


C FLUTE

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We both play Miyazawa Flutes.

“I recorded part of my warmup for low register practice session today. I’m still getting acquainted with my new Miyazawa flute. I’m very pleased with every register, especially the low end. I also notice the fluidity in mechanism technique enhanced by the Brögger System™.”

We both play Miyazawa Flutes.
First City Flute Choir concert

SOUND SYSTEMS

microphone

I have been using Shure Microphones since my days performing concerts around the world with military bands. I like the Shure Wireless System with a clip on microphone because I am able to move around any performance stage without losing any sound system presence.

I use a Shure Wireless System with a clip on microphone
Christopher Burnett Quintet – Kansas City USA

SOFTWARE

music publishing

Finale version 26.2 with Garritan Virtual Instruments.

I use Finale notation, engraving, and print music publishing software with the Garritan Virtual Instrument Libraries. Garritan sounds are widely used in television, film, game audio, and on the world’s greatest concert stages.

Mock-up demo published using Finale with Garritan Virtual Instruments.

music production

I use Apple’s Logic Pro X for production music projects.

YOUTUBE CHANNEL

Burnett Publishing YouTube Channel

ABOUT: In addition to compositional and concert performance content, I post videos using my equipment in the context of product demonstrations and various lessons or clinics to Burnett Publishing YouTube Channel


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