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Buffet RC Bb Clarinet

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Throughout its long lifetime BUFFET CRAMPON has developed the most complete range of clarinets, while always taking musicians', conductors' and composers' requirements into consideration. Musicians are charmed by its rich and focused sound, its power in all registers and its flexibility. The RC is suitable for all types of musician, symphony or chamber music, soloists, teachers, those in marching bands, students and amateurs. RC model has a larger bore to the R13 giving a darker more vintage sound akin to the old Boosey & Hawkes 1010 model.

  • Grenadilla wood body
  • Silver plated keywork
  • Leather pads
  • Adjustable thumb rest
  • 65mm and 66mm barrel
  • Pitched at A = 440Hz
  • Wooden rectangular case covered in high quality leather with premium velvet interior
  • Includes ligature and cap
The RC clarinet was initially developed in 1974 and is named after Robert Carrée whose career was spent perfecting musical instruments both mechanically and from an artisic perspective. The RC model underwent a redesign in 2014 to improve its acoustical qualities including adjustments to the intonation of the instrument which was enhanced to take into consideration the increasing demands on musicians today.
The bore of the RC was designed for even response and homogeneity in all registers. The RC has a warmer, more focused sound than that of the R13. It has a centred tone and great projection and uses a poly-cylindrical bore.


Buffet RC Bb Clarinet

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