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Ocarinas with more back pressure?
Topic Started: 14 Feb 2017, 05:53 AM (120 Views)
WinterdrivE
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I was wondering if anyone knew of or could recommend ocarinas with more back pressure. Since I come from a musical background of mostly clarinet playing, I find instruments with some back pressure to be more comfortable.

I briefly got to play a friend's plastic Focalink a while back and I recall the greater back pressure compared to my STL plastic (my only ocarina at the time) to be a lot more comfortable for me. I'm not necessarily looking for ocarinas that require a greater volume of air, just ones that have more back pressure/that don't blow as freely.

I've played an STL plastic, STL plastic triple, STL standard AC, STL standard SF, STL standard SC, STL purple clay mini, STL LoZ replica, STL clay mini, Focalink plastic, and STL necklace. I find the amount of back pressure from the Focalink plastic and the purple clay mini to be the most comfortable of the ones I've played, and I find the STL plastic to be too loose/free blowing for my taste. The others are all ok, but I'd like to hear about any other options that have a good amount of back pressure.

Right now I'm mostly asking out of curiosity and just to keep in mind for future purchases, so price, key, and type of ocarina are all open game. I'm open to as many suggestions as possible. Thanks!
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Mark Chan
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The latest ocarina I received from Spirit Wind Ocarina has a very good amount of back pressure. More than any other ocarina I've played. I like it a lot. Definitely check out his site. And you can also discuss with him what customizations you want too.
Edited by Mark Chan, 14 Feb 2017, 04:12 PM.
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WindSong
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This might not be what you're looking for but I've had a couple of Tenrai pendants. Each of them have had the most back pressure of any of the ocarinas I've owned. I haven't tried their transverse ocarinas, though.
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WinterdrivE
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Mark Chan
14 Feb 2017, 04:11 PM
The latest ocarina I received from Spirit Wind Ocarina has a very good amount of back pressure. More than any other ocarina I've played. I like it a lot. Definitely check out his site. And you can also discuss with him what customizations you want too.

Oh, I totally forgot about Spirit Wind. And he's in NC, so all the better! Thanks for the suggestion.

WindSong
14 Feb 2017, 05:03 PM
This might not be what you're looking for but I've had a couple of Tenrai pendants. Each of them have had the most back pressure of any of the ocarinas I've owned. I haven't tried their transverse ocarinas, though.

I am preferential to transverse ocarinas, but I'd still like to find a pendant I really like. Plus pendants are cheaper, and cheaper is always nice. XD So your suggestion is more than appreciated!
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