Dave Kessler's Music Blog
Just one guy's view on this crazy industry!

An Ethical Question – Kickbacks

In the music industry, there are many practices that are considered normal that I personally [...]

Buffet E12F – A New Generation of Step-Up Buffet Clarinet

A New Design & Concept Buffet’s 2013 release schedule was an amazing thing to behold. [...]

2013 NAMM Show Report

Another NAMM show has now come and gone. Every year, music retailers & professionals converge [...]

Purchasing a Discontinued Instrument – Pros & Cons

The music industry is constantly changing. Manufacturer’s are constantly changing and modifying models while also [...]

Rico Reserve Clarinet Mouthpieces

Rico Reserve Clarinet Mouthpieces Building on the success of the Rico Reserve professional reeds, D’Addario [...]

Anatomy of a Clarinet Crack Repair

Recently, we launched one of 2 new sites for our company focussing on the repair [...]

Antigua Backun vs. Leblanc Bliss – Intermediate Wood Clarinet Comparison

Antigua Backun CL3230 vs. Leblanc Bliss 210 The clarinet market is in for a new [...]

2012 NAMM Report – Rebound?

The NAMM show is the biggest (in the USA) industry convention show held the 3rd [...]

Instrument Material & Tonal Performance

What is the relevance of the material of a wind instrument? Honestly, you will get [...]

Re-Release of the Rico Metalite Mouthpieces

Rico is a name that many already have a formed opinion of one or the [...]