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Buffet Tradition Bb Clarinet
The Buffet Tradition Bb Clarinet is designed to meet the needs of today’s modern players, featuring the revolutionary poly-cylindrical bore design, inspired by a pre-1950’s model. The clarinet is capable of producing clear, focused and rich sounds, suitable for any acoustic environment. To enable players to focus solely on their practise, Buffet has achieved consistent intonation throughout all registers. The design features an adjustable thumb rest for added comfort, metal-capped tenons and a tone hole placement inspired by the Tosca design. The Buffet ‘Tradition’ Clarinet comes equipped with a hard case, ligature and reed.
The Tradition Design
This Buffet ‘Tradition’ Bb Clarinet has been inspired by a pre-1950’s design, whilst accommodating the needs and ambitions of modern day players. Featuring a brand new poly-cylindrical bore design, this clarinet has added a new acoustic option to Buffet’s ever growing catalog of products.
Le Son a l’etat pur
Translates to ‘sound at its purest level’, which is Buffets way to describe the beauty and tonal character of this new Tradition Clarinet. The model represents a clarinet in its most natural and pure form, without unnecessarily altering the design.
The new poly-cylindrical bore design combined with a Tosca inspired tone hole placement, results in a clear focused and weighted sound suitable for all playing styles and environments. These innovations help the player to focus more on technical aspects, rather than voicing and embouchure alterations.
Top Quality Mechanisms
The stainless steel rods and pivot screws are silver plated to provide strength, durability and a professional look. The silver plated keywork has a smoother, longer lasting finish. The waterproof GT pads meet undercut tone holes to create a fantastic seal and a sound that is full of tone. After all this, the instrument is adjusted and tuned to precise measurements by expert technicians before it leaves the factory. As a tribute to the clarinets of decades past, the key posts are left in their bare state, to give a vintage and aesthetically pleasing result.
- Key Of: Bb
- Pitch: 440/442 Hz
- Body: Natural African Blackwood
- Bore: Cylindrical
- Tenons: Metal-Capped
- Barrels: 2.55 and 2.59
- Keys: 19
- Rings: 6
- Thumbrest: Adjustable
- Keywork Finish: Silver Plated
- Springs: Blue Springs
- Pads: GT Waterproof, Leather and Natural Cork
- Posts: Unplated
- Included Accessories: Hard Case, Ligature and Reed