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Buffet Crampon B12 Student Bb ClarinetThe B12 clarinets are made from ABS resin with an appearance and sound similar to that of genuine grenadilla wood. These models are lightweight, strong and easy to clean. They are perfect for even very young players.The B12 model has a very attractive and traditional design with nickel-plated body rings, straight keywork and a traditional bell ring. The body is buffed to give the appearance of wood.The nickel silver keywork is cold forged and induction soldered, providing great stability, precision and quality. The B12 model is mounted with double fish skin pads which ensure excellent sealing.The first notes and the feel of an instrument are very important for a beginner. The B12 is an excellent choice for ensuring that the student has every chance to experience progress on his or her instrument, thereby developing a positive association with music and music instruction.
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On the advice of our son's clarinet instructor, we bought this clarinet from you and WOW, what a difference it has made. The overall tone and range improved my son's sound almost instantly. This has allowed him to play with others with much more expensive clarinets, and not feel embarrassed. His progression in ability, as well as overall sound, has made many question the short length of his clarinet lessons (2 years now, but only 1 when we bought it). We are very pleased.
I bought my B12 clarinet as a second clarinet for outdoor performances. I already have a R13 clarinet that I've had for years. The sound on the B12 is very mellow & rich for a plastic clarinet. I tested the intonation with my chromatic tuner and it is very well in tune compared to other student models I have tried. The keys feel just as nice as my R13; the main difference is that it is of lighter weight because it is made of resin plastic. I wish I had this B12 back when I was in junior high & high school; I played on an old Vito back then. If you are a serious student then I recommend paying a little more for the B12 entry clarinet, you won't be sorry! :)
The Buffet B12 Student clarinet is my first clarinet that I have now been playing on for four years going on to five years here very soon. It is probably THE best choice for a first clarinet you can find. Even while you are still just learning how to play this instrument, it still gives you a great tone when played with enough air. I've personally gone through many competitions with this clarinet and have done absolutely amazing. The only maintenance I have had to do with it so far is replace 2 pads and just re-glue another one that was a little loose. I've also also had to adjust a key once but that was completely my fault that it got bent in the first place. If you assemble it the right way, and with care that won't happen to you most likely. When you get this insrument new, it'll come with cork grease (a must for new instruments), a swab, and a really nice case that has a little accesory space for your reeds and what not. Over the years I have been very happy with this instrument and I will still be using it in marching band in high school here pretty soon! :D So yeah this is an amazing horn for being a student model. just recently I've gotten a wooden clarinet to further my abilities in playing. It is an intermediate model of the same brand, Buffet. If you also decide to invest in an even better instument when you are ready, I would highly suggest sticking with Buffet Crampon, their great. And if you do decide to get a wooden clarinet, still keep your student model for marching because you absolutely NEVER take a wooden clarinet out to march! Never ever! Okay, well I hope this review has helped with your search for a first clarinet because the search is over! Get the Buffet B12, you won't regret it.
The Buffet B12 is the best entry level student model clarinet out there. Key action is very responsive, sound quality is excellent, intonation approaches the mighty Buffet R13, and I recommend this model to my beginning students. The B12 will last advancing clarinetists for many years without hindering progress. To master the basic skills, a quality instrument is essential. The Buffet B12 is worth the investment for any serious student.
I started out on a rental Selmer and got this clarinet two years later when I entered Marching band. I really wish to get a wooden clarinet to play in college, but until then I think this clarinet is hanging in their quite well. OVERALL, it?s a great clarinet for beginners. It sounds nice for just being plastic and easy playing for beginners up to around 4 years of experience.
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