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Buffet Crampon R13 Greenline Professional Bb Clarinet with Nickel-Plated Keys  

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The R13 Greenline Series of clarinets follows the same manufacturing process as the 100% grenadlla R13s. Thanks to the addition of carbon fibers, Greenline clarinets withstand admirably to variations ... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The R13 Greenline Series of clarinets follows the same manufacturing process as the 100% grenadlla R13s. Thanks to the addition of carbon fibers, Greenline clarinets withstand admirably to variations in atmospheric conditions (temperature, humidity). The risk of cracking is therefore eliminated. Created in 1994, the Greenline series of instruments has taken advantage of the excess wood remaining from the clarinet manufacturing process. This process of combining grenadilla powder with carbon fibers produces a clarinet that is greatly resistant to environmental change and helps to relieve stress on the African grenadilla wood population.

Most clarinetists purchasing an instrument with this level of distinction have particular preferences in terms of mouthpieces, so the Tosca Bb Clarinet is priced and shipped without one. A fine-quality, French-made HB ligature is included. The HB is a silver-plated metal ligature that is very easy-blowing and provides a round, centered and brilliant sound as well as a superior detaché in the upper register. NOTE: Buffet does not include a mouthpiece with this instrument.

Features
  • Body constructed of 95% grenadilla wood and 5% polycarbonate fiber and epoxy resin
  • Withstands extreme temperature and humidity changes
  • Will not crack
  • Hand-burnished bore improves intonation and centers tone
  • Same level of finshing as wooden clarinets
  • Nickel-plated keys
Specifications
  • Level: Professional
    Key: Bb
    Barrel, Body, and Bell Material: Greenline (95% grenadilla powder, 5% polycarbonate fiber and epoxy resin)
    Keys: Nickel-plated
    Key System: Boehm (French) / 17 Keys
    Tone Holes: Undercut
    Bore Shape: Polycylindrical
    Bore Size: .574'' (14.58mm)
    Barrel: 66mm cylindrical
    Pads: Double fish skin
    Springs: Blue steel (French)
    Includes: Deluxe case, ligature, cap, and care products
    Crafted In: France
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Buffet CramponR13 Greenline Professional Bb Clarinet with Nickel-Plated Keys
 
5.0

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(63 of 121 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Absolutely The Best!!!!!!

By Jennifer Gales

from Boston, Massachusetts

Comments about Buffet Crampon R13 Greenline Professional Bb Clarinet with Nickel-Plated Keys:

I just got my new R-13 Greenline a few days ago and it is amazing. I'm a 10th grader in high school participating in both symphonic band and marching band, this instrument is very nice. Nice tone(sweet, warm, dark), good intonation, very durable, and most of all it will not crack no matter what the humidity/temperature is. It's definitely woth spending your money on. I use a Vandoren M30 Mouthpiece, Vandoren Optimum Ligature, and 3.5 to 4 Gonzalez FOF reeds, Vandoren Traditional, Vandoren V-12, and Olivieri Reeds.

(48 of 94 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great

By Jess-TNCa4

from Kansas city

Comments about Buffet Crampon R13 Greenline Professional Bb Clarinet with Nickel-Plated Keys:

This clarinet is better than the regular R13. It has all the regular R13s benefits but it also won't crack or change like regular wooden clarinets do. It saves you the worrying the you half to do by warming up the outside of the wood. But even though it isn't changed by weather changes you still should not use it for marching or playing outside. Great!

(46 of 98 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Still happy

By Simon Cole

from Prince George BC Canada

Comments about Buffet Crampon R13 Greenline Professional Bb Clarinet with Nickel-Plated Keys:

Well a year later I am still a happy camper. It's always bugged me how I would pick a horn and it would change, usually becoming less resistant, brighter and often flat on the top joint. Not this time. I am well versed in the physics of clarinets, I make good custom clarinet barrels to give you an idea, I have taken many measurements and physically the horn hasn't changed, and it still has the characteristics that I liked in the first place. Having a point of constancy or stability to work from is a great benefit. Since I basically have a clarinet that is constant I am better able to judge the effects of different barrels and mouthpieces. And a little more time is freed up to devote to whats really important, the shaping of the music. I think the spirit of the wood and the physical labor of the artisan that produced it imparts a special quality to the instrument, even so I like this composite instrument. As a pro in a regional orchestra, I appreciate having a horn that doesn't need replacing every couple of years. I use the money I save to go fishing. I have 2 students also playing on greenlines with the same results. Only negative, plating was bad on one horn.

(50 of 104 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Better than reg. R-13!!

By claireyournet11

from Central Pennsylvania

Comments about Buffet Crampon R13 Greenline Professional Bb Clarinet with Nickel-Plated Keys:

This horn's tone is so sweet and beautiful. I completely fell in love with it when I first received it. Is better than a reg. R-13 in my opinion, because it has a very low chance of cracking, and I live in Pennsylvania. I highly suggest it!

(59 of 130 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good buy

By Simon Cole

from prince George BC Canada

Comments about Buffet Crampon R13 Greenline Professional Bb Clarinet with Nickel-Plated Keys:

I have played most top end clarinets. prestige , Opus and recorded on them. living in a cold dry climate all have cracked. The greenline plays as well as any of my horns.Darker than my reg. R13 a bit more like the opus and stable!! posts don't move as the body expands and contracts and the intonation is constant, no worry about the upper joint going flat, none of the r13's I've had, have has as smooth a bore.A plus I think is the stability, the resistance won't be different a year from now.

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