Current R13 Bb clarinet stock includes: S#634680 – Nickel Keys S#636044 – Nickel Keys S#634729 – Nickel Keys S#650657 – Nickel Keys S#650658 – Nickel Keys S#650672 – Nickel Keys S#650684 – Nickel Keys S#650699 – Nickel Keys S#650705 – Nickel Keys S#651165 – Nickel Keys S#651617 – Nickel Keys S#635830 – Silver Keys S#645878 – […]
Now through May 31st, 2014 we’re pleased to offer an instrument trial shipping rebate! We have a large selection of new and used oboes, bassoons, and clarinets in stock and if you purchase an instrument now through the end of May we’re please to refund your trial shipping costs on all standard ground shipping! Right […]
The weather in Minneapolis took an upward turn overnight last night. Our temperatures are now in double digits above zero for the first time in weeks! With a dramatic change in weather you might find a change in your reeds. I don’t know if anyone has come to any scientific conclusions on how reeds react […]
Those of us living here in the upper half of North America have been experiencing an unusually frigid winter. As a result, here in the repair shop we’ve been seeing some severe binding of keys and mechanisms with Grenadilla instruments. Wood is a natural fiber which will tend to “breathe” and either contract or expand […]
We are pleased to announce the arrival of our latest batch of Buffet-Crampon clarinets. We have new R13 Bb clarinets with both Nickel and Silver keys, the new E12 France Bb clarinet and a few R13 A clarinets too. Try an Instrument We always recommend that you try an instrument before you make your decision. […]
Repair technician Eric Anderson offers some thoughts on identifying when you have a crack in your instrument.
There’s at least a dozen jokes about metronomes, but they can be one of the most helpful tools for a musician to play with technical and rhythmical accuracy. There’s more to using a metronome than just setting the metronome to performance tempo and attempting to keep up. Here are some strategies for using metronome more […]
For many of our customers the beginning of the school year means audition season, for high school band chair placement, or screened auditions for the college orchestra. Besides making sure you get your instrument out to practice the audition material, here are some things you can do to make sure you perform your best at […]
When it’s time to replace a musical instrument, sometimes purchasing a brand new instrument may not be an option. Midwest Musical Imports is pleased to offer a wide selection of high quality used instruments that will fit your needs. We also offer a 1-year maintenance and crack warranty included with the purchase of select used […]
Save on instrument and bocal trials! Now through the end of May, if you purchase an instrument or bocal through us, we will refund your instrument trial shipping charge. Please call our instrument specialists to set up a trial and for further information. We currently have a great selection of new and used instruments available […]
Reeds 'N Stuff Bassoon Tip Profiler
Cut your reed making time down by more than 80% with this tip profiling machine. Extremely accurate and adjustable, the Reeds 'n' Stuff tip profiler does more than 2/3 of the total length of the reed, and uses a more accurate template following design than the competitors. The comfortable wood ..