The inexpensive old trusty, Rico orange box
First year – size 2.0
Second year – size 2.5
The premium option, Vandoren blue box
First year – size 1.5
Second year – size 2.0
Cleaning & Care – swabs and cork grease
I prefer these pull-through swabs by Hodge, they are very absorbent, dry quickly, and even fit through the neck and mouthpiece!
There are also these fuzzy pad savers and honestly, I don’t recommend them.
For the corks on the clarinet joints and mouthpiece
The inexpensive old trusty, the Yamaha 4C
The great upgrade mouthpiece, Vandoren B45
Great for concert band
The old trusty, 2 screw metal ligature
For a slight darker sound, the Rovner dark ligature.
Also, it’s a little bit easier to adjust!