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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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I was once playing on my Prestige R13 (actually, it was the first day at my high school with it) and I was searching for a clarinet to use for marching band (spend another $3000 on Greenline? No way). I narrowed my search to 3 clarinets: the Yamaha YCL-250, the Vito V40, and the Buffet B12. After trying the YCL-250 and playing on my R13 for a while, I realized that another one of my friends was playing on a B12. She was kind enough to let me try it. Going in, I was expecting a good, in-tune sound from the clarinet, like most Buffets. I did get the good sound, but the clarinet is extremely sharp. Just about anywhere on the clarinet, altissimo, clarion, ect., you're most likely to be 20 sharp. On the bright side, though, the keywork, like any other Buffet, is beyond belief. The keys feel light and fit around your fingers so well. In short, it's very similar to the R13, but there are intonation flaws that makes this clarinet still considered as a student clarinet. It's more personal preference whether you want the B12 or the YCL-250, but either way, you're going to get a great, inexpensive clarinet.
I bought a Festival a year ago, so I don't play my B12 anymore, but I still have it as my back-up horn. This horn is the best student model plastic/abs clarinet available. These horns are also really good for use in marching bands. If you have a student in middle school, that seems really interested in the horn, consider buying a B12, b/c if they decide not to keep up with it, you didn't spend too much, and if they do stick with it, you'll be providing them with a great clarinet!
I started on this clarinet and have loved it ever since! Not only does it have a good clear tone, it has very even registers, and grows with the student. The first things I think of when I pick it up are how responsive it is, and how nice it feels in my hands. Very flexible sound.
I am a performing musician and private teacher and I have to say that for my students this is the best clarinet to get. It is not the cheapest student clarinet out there but that it is because has amazing quality for a student instrument. Normally I would recommend a Yamaha for my students that play saxophone and flute, but for clarinet I think that the Buffet B12 is superior in quality, sound and overall intonation. The B12 is pretty much a plastic E11 with nickel plated keys rather than silver. I feel that the B12 will definitely last throughout high school. It has many professional features that are found on the R13. The B12 is a very high quality clarinet that will last any student for a very long time.
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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