The Buffet Prestige Bass Clarinet Greenline Low C features a specially designed Greenline material body with a two-piece adjustable neck and silver-plated bell. The design features high quality fittings, including leather and cork pads, blue steel springs for ease and accuracy of key movement, adjustable thumb rest and silver plated key work. This model represents Buffet Crampon's expertise at its highest level, with a range to low C, an Eb/Ab lever, resonance vent on the bell section, and three low D keys. The Prestige bass clarinet comes equipped with a case, mouthpiece cap, ligature, strap and pull through.
Please note that wooden instruments are affected by humidity and temperature and as a result, the wood may expand and contract which would affect joints such as the tenons and bell rings. If you do experience any difficulties, please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help.
Product Ref: 114511
The Buffet Crampon Prestige Bass Clarinet is a model designed to represent the company's expertise at its highest level. Similar to other premium instruments from Buffet, the Prestige bass clarinet has many high-end features. These features include an Eb/Ab lever, a G resonance key and a resonance vent on the bell section. Other features include the adjustable thumb rest and two-piece adjustable neck for personalised comfort and easy tuning. To complete the Prestige bass clarinet, the key work and bell of the instrument have been silver-plated for a spectacular finish.
Traditionally, the majority of bass clarinets are made from African Blackwood (Grenadilla) which is a rare species of timber found exclusively in Tanzania, Mozambique and India. Grenadilla is a heavily branched tree which can take around 80 years to grow before profitable harvesting can be done. Buffet Crampon soon realised the environmental concern that Grenadilla is not sustainable and decided to create the Greenline material for their clarinets and oboes. Greenline is formed by merging 95% Grenadilla wood powder with carbon fibre and a specially formulated epoxy resin to create a very durable material. The wood powder is gained from shavings and excess Grenadilla pieces which are discarded when making 100% wood body instruments. Greenline has the same acoustic properties as natural wood and even weighs the same, which is why it is used across all professional clarinets and oboes from Buffet. Greenline is also much more stable than traditional wood instruments in environments where temperatures and atmospheric conditions are constantly changing. Since Greenline does not crack, musicians need only to be concerned about their performance, not the instrument.
The Buffet Crampon 1193 Bass Clarinet comes with everything you need to get started straight from the box, including a microfiber pull through. A mouthpiece cap, ligature (mouthpiece is sold separately) and a clarinet strap which works to provide players with added comfort during practice. The included case is ideal for travelling players. Whether you're going to rehearsal, gigs or concerts, this case will protect your bass clarinet from scratches and knocks, keeping your instrument looking, feeling, and sounding like new for longer.
Since 1825 Buffet has developed around the recognition of its instrument manufacture. The guarantee of such quality is the charm to a player's heart and as all products are made in either France or Germany workshops, this quality is continuously reliable. All workers start as apprentices to learn everything they need to from highly skilled craftspeople, however the most important skills are dedication, passion and patience. Since birth almost every Buffet instrument has been continuously tested and developed. Listening to their player's needs, Buffet has adapted their instruments to cope with modern instrumental demands.