Buffet Prestige Basset Clarinet
The modern basset clarinet enables clarinettists to play concertos and quintets as they were conceived and imagined by Mozart.
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The clarinet sound of the 18th century has been recaptured in the Buffet Crampon Prestige Basset Clarinet. Descending to low C, this clarinet is especially designed to perform the Mozart Concerto in its original version. Contemporary composers have even included it in their own works. The Basset Clarinet's lower joint results in a sweet even sound and better accuracy in the low register, especially on the notes B and F. The Basset Clarinet is created from unstained Grenadilla wood and hand crafted with the Buffet Crampon Prestige finish.
- Finest quality grenadilla wood (un-stained)
- Range to Low C
- Undercut tone holes: Improves tone and ease of response
- Power forged silver plated keywork, pre-plated in copper, finished in silver plate: Long lasting finish and comfortable feel
- Leather pads: Are long lasting and create a good seal
- Metal capped tenons: For stability and a centered tone
- Additional Eb lever key and simplified Bb
The Buffet Prestige basset clarinet is supplied in a hard case with internal storage. Also included is a Buffet silver plated cap and ligature, pull through, cork grease and a sample reed. N.B. A mouthpiece is no longer supplied with this model.
- Model: Prestige Basset Clarinet (To Low C)
- Key: A
- Material: Grenadilla
- Keywork: Silver Plated
- Mechanism: Full Keywork
- Finish: Black
- Lyre Box: No