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Buffet Crampon R13 Professional Bb Clarinet with Nickel Plated Keys  

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The Buffet R13 Bb Professional Clarinet is the legendary choice of professionals. Key of Bb. With .577" bore; 66mm barrel; premium-quality grenadilla wood; 17-key, 6-ring nickel-plated keys; polycylin... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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Overview

The Buffet R13 Bb Professional Clarinet is the legendary choice of professionals. Key of Bb. With .577" bore; 66mm barrel; premium-quality grenadilla wood; 17-key, 6-ring nickel-plated keys; polycylindrical bore; undercut toneholes; and adjustable thumb rest. Includes deluxe naugahyde-covered wood shell case with plush interior.

The Buffet R13 clarinet has a 40-year history of quality and craftsmanship. From the wind ensembles to the great symphony orchestras, it is the benchmark in clarinet manufacturing. Crafted in high-quality grenadilla wood to ensure evenness of tone and response. The R13's 3-step polycyndrical bore is noted for its dark, full sound.

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
  • Top quality materials
  • Silver-plated keys
  • Professional standard
  • Tone, power and projection across all registers
  • Quality case and HB ligature included
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Buffet CramponR13 Professional Bb Clarinet with Nickel Plated Keys
 
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4.0

Excellent professional-level clarinet

By ReedInKG

from Virginia

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Easy transition fm student-level clarinet
  • powerful and consistent tone
  • Rich Sound

Cons

  • Upper joint tenon (see comment)

Best Uses

  • City/Community Concert Bands
  • Solo Performances
  • Symphonies
  • Wind Symphonies

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

What's good: Fulfills its legendary reputation of quality and among the most popular and most widely clarinets in the world. Excellent craftsmanship of manufacture, superb wood/metal/components/etc.
Not-so-good: A quite notable issue with the upper joint connection to the barrel. Nearly impossible to disconnect barrel from upper joint after playing. No easy musician-level remedy. Cork grease doesn't help. I am breaking-in the instrument correctly. Yet, after each daily practice of several hours, I must seal the still-connected barrel/upper joint in a zip-lock baggie along with a very damp wash cloth for up to 24 hours. Something is not right, and I have noted this problem in a couple of reviews and several Internet forums. Maybe this will be resolved after the complete break-in period. I'm patient, but this perhaps will require a technician's attention (under warranty of course).

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