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Buffet Crampon BC XXI Bb Clarinet

Buffet Crampon BC XXI Bb Clarinet

Regular price $9,597.00 USD
Regular price $15,993.00 USD Sale price $9,597.00 USD
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The Buffet Crampon BC XXI Bb Clarinet is a masterfully crafted instrument combining the excellence of the renowned Buffet Crampon craftsmanship and acoustics with modern technology. Made from African Blackwood, this clarinet produces a warm sound with excellent projection. It also features an adjustable thumb rest and a redesigned bore for optimal tone.

This revolutionary clarinet was just release by Buffet-Crampon in 2022. The groundbreaking clarinet features:

  • The lower joint of a B-flat clarinet extended by several centimeters in which a strategically placed resonance vent makes it possible to produce low E-flat with a full and vibrant sound. Overall, the entire chalumeau register is greatly improved thanks to its limited flare in favor of a longer cylinder.
  • A shorter bell that no longer determines the accuracy of the fundamental notes E/B and F/C but serves as a resonator for the entire clarinet.
  • A surprisingly stable and easy high register, thanks in part to the elongated bottom joint.
  • A third fingering of Bb middle register that creates vibrations in the entire length of the instrument to produce a full and resonant sound. This new mechanism will also allow the musician to create new sequences without changing  registers, or to revise certain fingerings used in the pieces of the repertoire.
  • The balance of the left hand, especially G♯ /C♯, D/A, have been greatly improved.
  • A slightly raised tone hole on D allowing a more ergonomic positioning of the left-hand fingers by keeping them on the same horizontal plane.
  • Enjoy rediscovering the repertoire that includes a low Eb and composed in A to Bb.
  • Finally, imagine a weight equivalent to a traditional clarinet thanks to its shorter bell and carbon fiber rings.

 

"I personally have one of these as my clarinet, and I absolutely love it. Everyone always comments on, not only the sound, but the physical appearance as well. The superb harmonics and consistency throughout every register is absolutely pristine. I can only say good things about the BC XXI. This clarinet is a showstopper for any performing professional clarinetist. I am still thrilled every time I perform on this piece of artisan craftmanship. I can't wait to see what else Buffet has in store for the future."
                —Dylan, MRW Artisan Instruments 

 

Technical Specifications

  • Key : B-flat
  • Pitch : 440/442 Hz
  • Body : Natural Grenadilla wood (Dalbergia Melanoxylon), Buffet Crampon cylindrical bore, Inserts in Green LinE tones holes slot on the upper joint, Metal-capped tenons, Delivered with 2 barrels: 65 and 64mm
  • Keywork19 keys ano 6 rings, Adjustable thumb rest, Eb lever, Low Eb/Bb key, Silver plated and Gold plated, Highly reliable keywork, Metal pins with O-ring, Blue steel springs
  • Pads : Combination of GT pads (100% waterproof and breathable) and natural cork pads
  • Case : Special BCXXI : compact, black
  • Accessories : Rose gold Harmonie ligature with silver plated screws, Silver plated Buffet Crampon mouthpiece cap, Buffet Crampon pull-through
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