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Yamaha YCL-221 Student Bass Clarinet with Low Eb (YCL-221)
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Description
The most popular bass clarinet for schools.

Yamaha YCL-221 Student Bass Clarinet with Low Eb
The Yamaha YCL-221 Low Eb Bass Clarinet has many of the same features as professional models, but the ABS brushed resin body keeps this horn very affordable. Proven quality and durability keeps Yamaha bass clarinets a top choice among band directors.

The matte finish gives the clarinet a handsome appearance, while the ABS resin body makes the clarinet lightweight and durable. At the same time, it resonates nicely and gives it a rich, warm sound and an excellent response. Its neck angle is now the same as the professional models, resulting in a much more comfortable and natural playing position.

The leather pads (also used on its saxophones) are long lasting and provide a better feel than standard clarinet pads. The YCL-221's tone holes were scientifically designed and placed for extremely accurate intonation. The rounded key prevents key damage and eliminates the need to hold the keys when putting the instrument together. Finally, a new joint system features rubber rings surrounding the cork that help prevent air leaks, ease assembly and prevent keys from binding.

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  • Key: Bb
    Neck Material: Nickel Silver
    Body Material: 2-piece ABS Resin with Matte Finish
    Bell Material: Nickel Silver
    Key Material: Nickel Silver
    Plating: Nickel
    Key System: Boehm (French / 20 Keys)
    Tone Holes: Straight
    Bore Shape: Molded
    Bore Size: .945"
    Range Down to: Low Eb
    Thumb Rest: Adjustable
    Pads: Leather with Plastic Resonators
    Springs: Blue Steel
    Includes: Compact Case, 4C Plastic Mouthpiece, Ligature, Cap, Cork Grease, Neck Strap, Treated Polishing Cloth, and Cleaning Cloth
    Crafted In Japan

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"I LOVE (this) BASS CLARINET!!!"


by Tia Conkright - 1/28/2009 9:45:19 AM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
School Band and Marching Band All Kinds Fredericksburg,VA

I have been playing bass clarinet for 3 years now and this model is my absolute FAVORITE!!! The tone is crisp and clean and BEAUTIFUL!!! I haven?t bought it myself but I use the one that my school provides me and I would recommend it to anyone!!!

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"great value for the money"


by Heather G - 1/28/2009 9:45:19 AM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
Hobbyist / Amateur Concert Band Silicon Valley, CA
19 people out of 23 found this review helpful

This bass clarinet is well-made. I was able to play it right out of the box with no key fiddling or bending. It has a very nice warm sound. The professional features of this instrument with its low price make it a great buy for any enthusiast. I was impressed with the look and feel of the instrument as well. It fits together very tightly (requiring liberal use of cork grease!) and its multi-joint system makes it more portable. The only thing it lacks is a low-C range.

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"Surpassed my expectations"


by Wladimir Alfieri - 1/28/2009 9:45:19 AM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
Student classic São Paulo - Brasil
4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Purchased the instrument in December 2007. Thanks every penny. A beautiful instrument, with respect to professional and best of all, has a very sound, very good. My teacher played with him and classified as exceptional for its category of instrument which is for students.

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"It beats all the others!! "


by JR - 10/9/2009 7:01:00 PM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
active concert band - jazz, pop, classical, etc. San Diego, CA
10 people out of 11 found this review helpful

I play with a local community concert band, and although I'm not a "professional" musician, I've got a great deal of experience on soprano clarinet, alto & tenor sax, and the bass clarinet. I decided to switch from soprano to bass clarinet to meet the band's needs, and needed to find a new bass clarinet. I tried a selmer, buffet, and this Yamaha. It was the best! Warm, rich tone, great key action, feels and fits great playing it. I'm the envy of the two other bass clarinet players, and one of our tenor sax players has been eyeing it. You won't go wrong in buying this instrument - especially at this price!

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"Great sound and price"


by Carolyn - 1/28/2009 9:45:19 AM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
Hobbyist Pop, ballards, etc Atlanta
7 people out of 9 found this review helpful

This bass clarinet has a great sound! I was used to playing a wood Selmer and expected a poorer quality sound with a plastic and a (way under) $10,000 bass clarinet. But, this one sounds great and will give the more expensive one a run for their money!

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