Yamaha YCL-450M Duet+ Intermediate B♭ Clarinet - Grenadilla Body Silver-Plated Keys & Ligature
The Yamaha YCL-450M Duet+ instrument uses new construction methods to produce a tone and quality that is indistinguishable from traditional wooden alternatives. The treatment of the top joint means it is more resistant to cracking and suitable for use in a range of climates. Suitable for advancing musicians looking to step up onto a great quality instrument, the YCL-450M Duet+ will help any clarinet player on their musical career. Included with this clarinet is a mouthpiece, reed, ligature and hard case.
YAMAHA YCL-450M INTERMEDIATE Bb CLARINET
New Design from Yamaha Duet +
Yamaha clarinets have achieved sound quality and superb intonation by dramatically improving precision and stability. Also to cope with various quality issues inherent in wooden instruments. Duet+ models employ innovative techniques to form a protective layer next to the air column. The combination of precious wood and state-of-the-art resin is not simply a “Duet” of tradition and technology – it’s a “Plus” advantage indeed.This innovative technology, which premiered with our oboes, has been brought to the clarinet after extensive engineering specific to the instrument. The upper joint body is drilled out slightly larger around the bore and tone-holes. Thermoplastic ABS resin is injected into the cavity, instantly forming the inner shape of a clarinet. It is designed to preserve as much virtue of traditional clarinets as possible, while its natural appearance is hardly distinguishable from conventional all-wooden models. Silver-plated nickel keys give asofter, warmer sound.
New Adjustable Thumb-Rest and Pivot Screw
A new adjustable thumb-rest accommodates different sized hands helping the player develop proper playing technique. In addition, a strap ring allows for the instrument to be held without extra effort. Firmer screws and silver soldered ring gives this new feature excellent durability. The YCL-450M incorporates the same taper screws as YCL-650 that makes adjustments easier than ever.
New Second Register Vent Tube
A new register vent tube shape improves pronunciation in the second register. Whereas the YCL-450 needs sufficient air pressure for good response, the YCL-450M offers great response, even with low air pressure, making it easy to play even for children.
- Barrel Length: 65mm
- Thumb Rest: Adjustable with a Strap Ring
- Tone Holes: Boehm System. Straight holes with Tapered Undercut
- Body: Genadilla Injected ABS Resin (upper joint)
- Keys: 17 Keys and 6 Rings. Silver Plated Nickel Silver
- Case: CLC-180 Hard Moulded Case
- Mouthpiece: CL4C Mouthpiece (Helps obtain a well-balanced tone for all musicians)