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Buffet Crampon R13 Greenline Professional Bb Clarinet with Nickel-Plated Keys   

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The R13 Greenline Series of clarinets follows the same manufacturing process as the 100% grenadlla R13s. Thanks to the addition of carbon fibers, Gre...Click To Read More About This Product

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The Buffet R13 Greenline clarinets are highly popular among military clarinetists or any player who is subjected to extreme conditions.

The R13 Greenline Series of clarinets follows the same manufacturing process as the 100% grenadlla R13s. Thanks to the addition of carbon fibers, Greenline clarinets withstand admirably to variations in atmospheric conditions (temperature, humidity). The risk of cracking is therefore eliminated. Created in 1994, the Greenline series of instruments has taken advantage of the excess wood remaining from the clarinet manufacturing process. This process of combining grenadilla powder with carbon fibers produces a clarinet that is greatly resistant to environmental change and helps to relieve stress on the African grenadilla wood population.

Most clarinetists purchasing an instrument with this level of distinction have particular preferences in terms of mouthpieces, so the Tosca Bb Clarinet is priced and shipped without one. A fine-quality, French-made HB ligature is included. The HB is a silver-plated metal ligature that is very easy-blowing and provides a round, centered and brilliant sound as well as a superior detaché in the upper register. NOTE: Buffet does not include a mouthpiece with this instrument.

FEATURES
  • Body constructed of 95% grenadilla wood and 5% polycarbonate fiber and epoxy resin
  • Withstands extreme temperature and humidity changes
  • Will not crack
  • Hand-burnished bore improves intonation and centers tone
  • Same level of finshing as wooden clarinets
  • Nickel-plated keys

Order today if you are concerned with cracking and splitting but need top quality performance.

SPECIFICATIONS

R13 Greenline Professional Bb Clarinet with Nickel-Plated Keys

  • Level: Professional
    Key: Bb
    Barrel, Body, and Bell Material: Greenline (95% grenadilla powder, 5% polycarbonate fiber and epoxy resin)
    Keys: Nickel-plated
    Key System: Boehm (French) / 17 Keys
    Tone Holes: Undercut
    Bore Shape: Polycylindrical
    Bore Size: .574'' (14.58mm)
    Barrel: 66mm cylindrical
    Pads: Double fish skin
    Springs: Blue steel (French)
    Includes: Deluxe case, ligature, cap, and care products
    Crafted In: France
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Buffet CramponR13 Greenline Professional Bb Clarinet with Nickel-Plated Keys
 
4.5

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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The R-13 Greenline is the smart choice

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from Abilene, TX

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Comments about Buffet Crampon R13 Greenline Professional Bb Clarinet with Nickel-Plated Keys:

I've played clarinet 53 years and have played in many countries and weather conditions. After years of constant worry about cracking and wood changes, I decided to try a Greenline. The tone was as rich as my hand-selected Buffet Prestige. I just bought my third one from wwbw and it is better than the last one. Delivered overnight and played perfectly right out of the box. Thank you wwbw!

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love it!

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from Michigan

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Comments about Buffet Crampon R13 Greenline Professional Bb Clarinet with Nickel-Plated Keys:

I love this horn!! what more can i say I bought this horn after I suffered 3 cracks in my regular R13. (I guess I pick a bad one, and I baby my clarinets so it was not due to lack of care that this one cracked). I had heard mixed reviews about these for a couple years but I bought one anyway because I couldn't deal with my clarinet cracking. Mine played great right out of the box and when I had everything adjusted to what I wanted I was excited! The sound is great, not stuffy at all, and has a very nice warm and dark tone to it. There is no breaking in period which I love! My notes are in tune all the way up all the time any temperature. This is just a great horn, I would tell everyone to give it a try!

(13 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Former Military Musician disagrees

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from San Antonio, Tx

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Comments about Buffet Crampon R13 Greenline Professional Bb Clarinet with Nickel-Plated Keys:

Former US Navy Principal Clarinetist. We received 3 Greenlines in New Orleans and they all split inside the bore within the first 6 months. Sounded great, but were worthless. The Evette Crampon that I bought 29 years ago and have played in downpours and extreme heat and cold never gave me a day of trouble. I wouldn't give a plug nickel for a greenline.

(23 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great product for regions with extreme weather conditions

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from Fairbanks Alaska

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Comments about Buffet Crampon R13 Greenline Professional Bb Clarinet with Nickel-Plated Keys:

In Fairbanks Alaska where I live and go to school, the temperatures can be rather extreme which is why I chose the Greenline. I havn't had any problems with it whatsoever. The tuning is excellent, and the sound is dark and warm. Most of my friends that have non-greenline horns have suffered cracks, and have to spend alot more time with instrument maintenance.

(32 of 35 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Unbeatable clarinet

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from Sherman Oaks, CA

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Comments about Buffet Crampon R13 Greenline Professional Bb Clarinet with Nickel-Plated Keys:

The R-13 has been the most popular professional clarinet for many years and it's hard to add any more superlatives. The Greenline plays as well as the grenadilla R-13, even though some people think its tone is a bit darker than the all wood horn. In recent years Buffet switched to Gortex pads on both R-13s and I found that they provide a noticeable improvement in the horn's projection over the natural pads. The use of synthetics in both the body and pads should make the horn more stable and may keep it out of the repair shop a bit longer.The only mystery is why a horn made mostly of grenadilla sawdust, left over from making wood clarinets, should cost as much as one made from selected and seasoned rare wood.

(42 of 43 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great instrument that cant be beat.

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from United States

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Comments about Buffet Crampon R13 Greenline Professional Bb Clarinet with Nickel-Plated Keys:

I give this an above perfect score due to the great quality and durability. Unlike the other Buffet R13 the greenline can take any climate and temperature change. I've had this beast in below zero temps and above 100 temps. It will take it and keep it's great tone. This is unbeatable in my profession and I highly suggest it to any serious musician.

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