The Bb clarinet is the most common type of clarinet and the one you typically mean when you simply say 'clarinet'.

95% of all clarinetists play the Bb clarinet (also known as the soprano clarinet), and the instrument is the starting point for the rest of the clarinet family. The lowest note of the Bb clarinet is E (sounding D), two octaves below the middle C. 

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Your choice:
10% Off

Niveau: Student. 
Material: ABS Resin. 
Mekanik: Silver plated, 17/6. 
Pads: Leather. 

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3.870,00
4.300,00
You save: 430,00
25% Off

Level: Beginner. 
Material: 
ABS resin. 
Keywork: 
Silver plated nickel silver, 17/6. 
Pads: Valentino double fish skin pads.

Yamaha YCL-255S Clarinet Bb. 

3.884,00
5.179,00
You save: 1.295,00
22% Off

Level: Intermediate. 
Material: Grenadilla. 
Keywork: Silver plated nickel silver, 17/6.
Pads: Double fish skin. 

Yamaha YCL-450 Clarinet Bb.

7.490,00
9.632,00
You save: 2.142,00
21% Off

Level: Intermediate
Material: Grenadilla with ebonite lining
Keywork: Silver plated nickel silver, 17/6.
Pads: Double fish skin pads

Yamaha Bb clarinet, model YCL 450M Duet+

7.899,00
9.994,00
You save: 2.095,00
10% Off

Level: Intermediate. 
Material: Grenadilla. 
Keywork: Silver plated nickel silver, 17/6. 
Pads: Leather. 

Buffet E12F Clarinet Bb. 

9.054,00
10.060,00
You save: 1.006,00
24% Off

Level: Intermediate. 
Material: Grenadilla. 
Keywork: Silver plated nickel silver, 17/6. 
Pads: Double fish skin pads. 

Yamama YCL-650 Clarinet Bb

9.199,00
12.179,00
You save: 2.980,00
15% Off

Level: Intermediate. 
Material: Grenadilla. 
Keywork: Silver plated nickel silver, 17/6 or 18/6. 
Pads: Leather. 

Buffet E13 Clarinet Bb

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11.781,00
13.860,00
You save: 2.079,00

Level: Indermediate.  
Material: Grenadilla. 
Keywork: Silver plated nickel silver, 17/6.
Pads: Synthetic Custom Black Valentino. 

Leblanc Bliss LB210S Clarinet Bb

12.900,00
New

Level: Professional. 
Material: Grenadilla. 
Keywork: Silver-plated, 17/6. 
Pads: Cork and leather. 

Serial no: F162728.
Year: 1975.

Buffet S1 Clarinet Bb pre-owned

14.900,00
19% Off

Level: Professional
Material: Grenadilla
Keywork: Silver-plated, 17/6.
Pads: Leather.  

Yamaha YCL-CX Clarinet Bb

15.444,00
19.169,00
You save: 3.725,00

Level: Professional
Material: Grenadilla
Keywork: Silver-plated, 17/6. 
Pads: Cork and leather.

Serial no: #Z5454.  
Year: 1977. 

Selmer 10S Bb Clarinet pre-owned

15.465,00
14% Off

Level: Professional. 
Material: Grenadilla
Keywork: Silver-plated, 17/6.
Pads: Leather.

Yamaha YCL-CSVR Clarinet Bb

20.340,00
23.705,00
You save: 3.365,00

Level: Professional. 
Material: Grenadilla. 
Keywork: Silver plated nickel silver, 18/6.
Pads: Valentino. 

Selmer SeleS Presence Clarinet Bb. 

21.069,00
10% Off

Level: Professional. 
Material: Grenadilla. 
Keywork: Silver plated, 18/6.
Pads: Leather.

Yamaha YCL-CSGIII Clarinet Bb

Price from
23.159,25
25.732,50
You save: 2.573,25
10% Off

Level: Professional
Material: Grenadilla
Keywork: Silver plated, 17/6.
Pads: Double fish skin pads

Yamaha Custom YCL-SEVR Clarinet Bb

23.409,00
26.010,00
You save: 2.601,00
10% Off

Level: Professional. 
Material: Grenadilla or GreenLine. 
Keywork: Silver plated, 17/6 or 18/6. 
Pads: Leather and cork.  

Buffet RC Clarinet Bb

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23.588,10
26.209,00
You save: 2.620,90
20% Off

Level: Professional.
Material: Grenadilla wood.
Keywork: Silver plated, 18/6 with F correction. 
Pads: Goretex, leather, and cork. 

Buffet Tradition Bb-clarinet

31.144,00
38.930,00
You save: 7.786,00
10% Off

Level: Professional. 
Material: Grenadilla or GreenLine. 
Keywork: Silver plated, 18/6. 
Pads: Goretex and cork.

Buffet Festival Clarinet Bb 

32.652,00
36.280,00
You save: 3.628,00

Level: Professional. 
Material: Grenadilla. 
Keywork: Silver plated, 18/6. 
Pads: Leather. 

Selmer Signature Clarinet Bb. 

35.352,00

Level: Professional. 
Material: Grenadilla. 
Keywork: Silver plated nickel silver, 18/6. 
Pads: Leather. 

Selmer Recital Clarinet Bb. 

35.352,00
20% Off

Level: Professional. 
Material: Grenadilla. 
Keywork: Silver plated, 18/6 with F correction. 
Pads: Goretex and cork.

Buffet Tosca Clarinet Bb 

Price from
39.336,00
49.170,00
You save: 9.834,00
10% Off

Level: Professional. 
Material: Grenadilla with GreenLine in the tone hole. 
Keywork: Silver plated, 18/6 with F correction.
Pads: Goretex and cork. 

Buffet Divine Clarinet Bb

48.015,00
53.350,00
You save: 5.335,00

More on clarinets

Material

Professional clarinets are most often made in the wood type grenadilla and beginner clarinets in the plastic ABS Resin, which has many of the same acoustic qualities as wood. Grenadilla is a hardwood that is related to ebony. Because of overharvesting, this precious type of wood has been certified.

The wood for the grenadilla clarinets is stored and dried before building clarinets from it. Grenadilla is available in different qualities in terms of hardness and uniformity. For the professional clarinets, you use the finest and most well-stored wood and for the school models in grenadilla, you use the less perfect wood which is stored for a shorter time.


Bore

We find the bore on the inside of the clarinet. It is a term for the diameter of the cavity in the body of the clarinet. The bore is conical, ie. it gradually gets bigger down towards the bell.

In addition to the choice of material, there is also a difference in the bore. The bore has a great impact on the sound, the resistance in the instrument, and the musical expression you want to get out of the clarinet.


Pads

The clarinet pad sits inside the key and ensures that the tone holes are closed completely tightly when the key is closed. There is a bunch of ​​different clarinet pads available that use different airtight material as a seal.

  • Fish bladder: traditional, inexpensive.
  • Leather: lasts a long time.
  • Cork: hard material, cheap, good for the smallest tone holes.
  • GoreTex: durable and slightly more expensive than the other materials.

Cracks

When you buy a clarinet in grenadilla, it must be played in. This is because wood is a material that is affected by fluctuations in temperature and humidity. If you expose wood to extreme changes, which you do when you play, it can work a little, and if you are unlucky it can crack. If the accident should be out and you get a crack in your clarinet, we can help you to glue the crack so that the clarinet becomes tight again and so you can hardly see the crack. Clarinets in ABS resin usually do not crack.


Maintenance

We recommend that you wipe your instrument after use and store it in the instrument case when you are not playing it. Once a year, you should have your clarinet inspected by an instrument technician, as small leaks and blurs will appear in the mechanics when you play the instrument.

All our clarinets are delivered prepared at our specialist workshop and are sold with a free service check within 12 months from the date of purchase.