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Buffet Crampon E12 France Intermediate Bb Clarinet 

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Intermediate clarinet made by the masters.

Developed through industrial synergy between Buffet's research & development arm and its production facilities based in France and Germany, the new E12F student clarinet came onto the market in September 2012.

Its body is derived from professional models and made in Buffet Crampon's French workshops; the key assembly and quality control are carried out by our German teams in Markneukirchen.

Ease of play, reliability, and accurate tuning are the main characteristics of this new Buffet Crampon clarinet. The E12F: setting new standards for young musicians. It comes with a lightweight ergonomic backpack fitted with extra side pockets.

FEATURES
  • Tough and reliable
  • Easy to play with accurate intonation
  • Adapted from professional models
  • Leather pads guarantee airtightness
  • Carefully selected and stabilized grenadilla wood
  • Colorless varnish to protect against cracks and scratches
  • Homogeneous throughout its range

Order now for an instrument that will suffice throughout your intermediate studies.

SPECIFICATIONS

E12 France Intermediate Bb Clarinet

  • Key: Bb
    Pitch: 442 Hz
    Body: unstained African Blackwood, treated and lacquered for optimal protection
    Bore: concept developed with Buffet Crampon expertise
    Keys: 17
    Rings: 6
    Thumb rest: adjustable, enabling the use of a neck strap
    Keywork finish: silver plated
    Keywork and mechanic: forged, copper plated then silver plated as for Prestige
    Springs: blue steel for ease and accuracy of key movement
    Pads: leather
    Pillars: screwed
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Correction to my previous review

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Comments about Buffet Crampon E12 France Intermediate Bb Clarinet:

After I submitted my previous review, my daughter pointed out an error. I said the new mouthpiece improved the sound of the instrument. I should have said it improved it's playability. Sorry for my confusion.

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Stiff keys and hard to play higher registers

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Comments about Buffet Crampon E12 France Intermediate Bb Clarinet:

When it became time to upgrade my daughter's clarinet, she tried several -- the E12 and two Yamahas (the YCL-450 and 650). My daughter almost immediately rejected the E12, however. Both she and her private teacher agreed that it took too much effort to depress the keys, making it difficult to play quickly. They also said that it was more difficult to play in the higher registers than the Yamaha 450. The E12 does have a noticeably nicer finish than the 450...but not as nice as the 650. As a side note, my daughter says that, at first, none of the instruments she tried sounded as good to her as her old plastic Olds, until she tried her mouthpiece in the new clarinets. A couple of years ago, we got her a Vandoren B45 mouthpiece, which she said made her Olds sound much better. Apparently it has the same effect on much more expensive instruments as well. I would have expected instruments in this price range to have better mouthpieces, but apparently I was wrong. Based on my daughter's experience, I would suggest anyone upgrading their clarinet to also consider upgrading their mouthpiece as well.

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