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Yamaha YCL-221 Student Bass Clarinet with Low EbThe 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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I just received my YCL 221II today and it took my breath away when I opened the case. It fits snug in the compartments and is surprisingly lightweight to carry. It assembled easily as I took care not to jam the long keys. Use cork grease! The smooth and silent keywork was my first observation followed by easy blowing and good intonation. I had to pull the neck out a little more than usual but otherwise the scale was good. The register key was sticking closed at first but a touch of powder paper fixed that. The construction is solid and the case is great. I am going to have fun with this one.
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.
I picked up this instrument for jazz playing. It's perfect for my needs. I don't mind the 442 tuning, since [a] some orchestras play high (yeah, they tune to 440, but don't stay there) and [b] playing louder for jazz means "blowing flat" to some degree.
I am very happy with it.
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!!!
I've been playing clarinet, bass clarinet, and tenor sax for eight years now with a school concert band (all ranges of music, from sports to classical). I began with a Yamaha student clarinet. It was a wonderful instrument, which I still use happily. Renting from the school, I was paired with first a brand new Vito, and then a moderately used Selmer. I've used the Selmer as a bench mark. It has a good sound quality and is perfect for a student. Being a senior, I got the Yamaha. It?s a beautiful instrument, and it sounds wonderful. The breakdown of the main body is also a plus, as the case is half the length and makes the instrument much more manageable. Also for sports band (standing in stand, playing faster music that?s usually higher in the range) it performs wonderfully. It seems strange too, but the placement of the neck strap eye is a definite plus for marching and standing.
For a student instrument, it has gotten me quite far.
The whole instrument is sharp and you have to pull the neckpiece out quite far, but it's not a problem. You get used to it.
I can play easily in the really high registers easily, even tongue into the notes (if i have a good reed)
I use a Clark Fobes mouthpiece and it sounds wonderful. It's obviously no buffet low C, but this is 1/9 of the price.
Unlike the 221, the 221II is tunned to A442 (most American ensembles tune to A440). On average it plays between 15 and 25 cents sharp. This instrument is fine for young players and middle school bands, but if you don't naturally play extremely flat, it is almost impossible to play in tune. It's unfortunate that this information is not included in the product description. I wouldn't have purchased this instrument had I known this beforehand.
The Yamaha bass clarinet is the best for high schools. The case is small and students will take it home and practice. Very fine quality instrument. I had students make all-state band and first chair at many honor band using this horn. We have six other bass clarinets but all the students want this one. We are in the process of changing all our bass clarinets to this model. Very dependable.
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