The true bass of the clarinet family.
The Leblanc L7182 Contra-bass Clarinet is a spectacular instrument designed for clarinetists branching out into the lower members of the clarinet family. This stand-out contra-bass clarinet is made Leblanc's proprietary Reso-Tone ABS resin, mimicking the magnificent craftsmanship of Leblanc's top-tier professional clarinets. The instrument has the robust sound of wood with increased longevity and durability. Paired with a genuine Bach brass bell and neck, the L7182 produces a phenomenal tone that gives players superb control, making them feel super confident even when transitioning from the practice room to the stage. Familiar keywork makes the transition to contra-bass clarinet easier than ever, facilitating easy playability in all registers while maintaining consistent and accurate intonation.
Durable ABS Resin Body for Authentic Sound
The L7182 contra-bass clarinet is made from an exclusive ABS resin that mimics the magnificent craftsmanship of Leblanc's top-tier professional clarinets. The L7182 produces an authentic, professional-level contra-bass clarinet tone that gives players an edge, instilling confidence even when transitioning from the practice room to the stage.
Approachable Design and Ergonomic Keywork
The L7182 contra-bass clarinet is equipped with everything needed to handle demanding repertoire. The L7182 features nickel-plated keys and stainless steel springs for rapid response. Top-notch Valentino pads cover each tone hole, giving consistent action and tone. The bell's finish features stunning nickel plating that provides spectacular ergonomics and enables easy access to the lower register.
Leblanc: Crafting High-Quality Student Instruments
In 1905, Georges Leblanc purchased Ets. D. Noblet, an instrument maker that helped establish France as a woodwind manufacturing center by producing impeccable instruments for the French court. Georges and his son Leon, an accomplished clarinetist, merged old-world craftsmanship with scientific advances in acoustic design and manufacturing to produce clarinets with remarkable playability and consistency. Leblanc launched Leblanc USA in 1946 to craft high-quality student instruments, like the L7182 contra-bass clarinet, with a high level of playability and robust features.
The Leblanc L7182 Contra-bass Clarinet is key of BBb with a one-piece body, resinotone plastic with wood-like finish, nickel-plated keys, neck and bell. It has a range to low Eb with conical pad cups.