Clarinet System Overview


This cylindrical bore differs from the saxophone's conical one and offers the clarinet its attribute tone, causing it to overblow at the 12th in comparison with the saxophone's octave. This key was in the beginning added to permit easy transposition of parts for the fairly rare bass clarinet pitched in A, but it now finds huge use in concert band and other literature. A colossal change among soprano and bass clarinet key work is a key pad played by the left hand index finger with a vent that may be exposed for bound high notes. This allows a variety of "half hole" fingering that allows notes in higher registers to be played on the device. Newer models broadly speaking only have one. The second register key makes the altissimo range much easier to play.

Buffet Albert System Clarinet - Key of A - Four Rings - Low Pitch


Buffet Albert System Clarinet - Key of A - Four Rings - Low Pitch

$1,950.00

Jean Paul Student Clarinet in Key of Bb, Boehm 17 Key System, w/ Carrying Case


Jean Paul Student Clarinet in Key of Bb, Boehm 17 Key System, w/ Carrying Case

$199.99

Turkish Sol Clarinet G Tuning, Albert System Professional KOR brand, κλαρινο ΣΟΛ


Turkish Sol Clarinet G Tuning, Albert System Professional KOR brand, κλαρινο ΣΟΛ

$695.00

 Albert System Eb Clarinet! $425 Made in Krakow


Albert System Eb Clarinet! $425 Made in Krakow

$425.00

Vintage Clarinet Bb, Albert system, Great for Greek, Turkish music. Refurbished!


Vintage Clarinet Bb, Albert system, Great for Greek, Turkish music. Refurbished!

$450.00

Eb Albert System Clarinet - New pads and corks! $475


Eb Albert System Clarinet - New pads and corks! $475

$475.00

Albert system


Albert system " C" clarinet, French, grenadilla wood

$300.00

Jean Paul CL-300 Student Clarinet, Key of Bb, w/ Boehm (French) Key System


Jean Paul CL-300 Student Clarinet, Key of Bb, w/ Boehm (French) Key System

$199.99

Albert system


Albert system " C" clarinet, vintage grenadilla wood

$300.00

C Clarinet | Boehm FRENCH system | Cocobolo wood | Gold keys | C key NEW


C Clarinet | Boehm FRENCH system | Cocobolo wood | Gold keys | C key NEW

$850.00

Highest class German Bb clarinet - Karl Hammerschmidt - full Oehler system


Highest class German Bb clarinet - Karl Hammerschmidt - full Oehler system

$1,599.00

Henry Gunckel Bb LP Albert System Clarinet


Henry Gunckel Bb LP Albert System Clarinet

$590.00

GERMAN SYSTEM CLARINET ROLF MEINEL A & B


GERMAN SYSTEM CLARINET ROLF MEINEL A & B

$4,699.99

Amati Kraslice Clarinet ACL 615 Full Boehm System Rare Model


Amati Kraslice Clarinet ACL 615 Full Boehm System Rare Model

$1,380.00

La Clarinet | Albert system | German | wood | A əsas | LA Klarnet | κλαρινο ΛΑ


La Clarinet | Albert system | German | wood | A əsas | LA Klarnet | κλαρινο ΛΑ

$600.00

CARL FISCHER Bb (Buffet stencil) Albert system clarinet


CARL FISCHER Bb (Buffet stencil) Albert system clarinet

$549.00

1901 Buffet Simple System Clarinet


1901 Buffet Simple System Clarinet

$425.00

Bb Clarinet | Sib | Boehm FRENCH system | Cocobolo wood | Gold keys | B flat NEW


Bb Clarinet | Sib | Boehm FRENCH system | Cocobolo wood | Gold keys | B flat NEW

$850.00

Vintage Henry Gunckel Paris Eb Albert System Clarinet 1900's Natural Wood W Case


Vintage Henry Gunckel Paris Eb Albert System Clarinet 1900's Natural Wood W Case

$599.95

RARE VINTAGE METAL ALBERT SYSTEM CLARINET - BOSTON WONDER - MISSING BARREL


RARE VINTAGE METAL ALBERT SYSTEM CLARINET - BOSTON WONDER - MISSING BARREL

$349.99

G Clarinet | Sol Klarnet | Cocobolo wood | Turkish Türk klarnet | Albert system


G Clarinet | Sol Klarnet | Cocobolo wood | Turkish Türk klarnet | Albert system

$600.00

A Clarinet 14 keys Albert system German Cocobolo wood LA clarnetti in A key NEW


A Clarinet 14 keys Albert system German Cocobolo wood LA clarnetti in A key NEW

$650.00

Eb Clarinet | Mib | Boehm FRENCH system | Cocobolo wood | Gold keys | E flat NEW


Eb Clarinet | Mib | Boehm FRENCH system | Cocobolo wood | Gold keys | E flat NEW

$850.00

G Clarinet | Sol Klarnet | Ebony wood | Turkish Türk klarnet | Albert system


G Clarinet | Sol Klarnet | Ebony wood | Turkish Türk klarnet | Albert system

$800.00

Vintage Antique Albert System Wood Clarinet W/ Rare Mouthpiece + Coffin Case


Vintage Antique Albert System Wood Clarinet W/ Rare Mouthpiece + Coffin Case

$249.00

Wurlitzer Albert System Bb Clarinet


Wurlitzer Albert System Bb Clarinet

$400.00

Bb Clarinet 14 keys Albert System German Ebony wood B flat Clarinet BRAND NEW


Bb Clarinet 14 keys Albert System German Ebony wood B flat Clarinet BRAND NEW

$800.00

Vintage Wood Clarinet Albert System Wohlhausen 1950’s Made in Germany


Vintage Wood Clarinet Albert System Wohlhausen 1950’s Made in Germany

$600.00

Jean Paul CL-700CM Clarinet Bundle, Boehm 17 Key System and Stand


Jean Paul CL-700CM Clarinet Bundle, Boehm 17 Key System and Stand

$223.80

Vintage Conn Boehm System Grenadilla Wood Bass Clarinet, Cleaned Repadded


Vintage Conn Boehm System Grenadilla Wood Bass Clarinet, Cleaned Repadded

$895.00

THIBOUVILLE PARIS ALBERT SYSTEM CLARINET WOOD PARIS FRANCE


THIBOUVILLE PARIS ALBERT SYSTEM CLARINET WOOD PARIS FRANCE

$250.00

ANTIQUE  WOOD SOPRANO CLARINET GERMANY ALBERT SYSTEM KEY OF C WOOD MOUTHPIECE


ANTIQUE WOOD SOPRANO CLARINET GERMANY ALBERT SYSTEM KEY OF C WOOD MOUTHPIECE

$595.00




While the bass clarinet has been used often since Dolphy, it is usually used by a saxophonist or clarinetist as a second or third tool; such musicians include David Murray, Marcus Miller, John Surman, John Gilmore, Bob Mintzer, John Coltrane to whom Dolphy's mother left a few of Dolphy's gadgets adding his bass clarinet, Brian Landrus, James Carter, Steve Buckley, Andy Biskin, Don Byron, Julian Siegel, Gunter Hampel, Michel Portal, and Chris Potter. Very few performers have used the instrument solely, but such performers include Berlin based bass clarinetist Rudi Mahall, and French bass clarinetists Louis Sclavis and Denis Colin. Klezmer clarinetist Giora Feidman is thought for idiosyncratic use of the bass clarinet on some klezmer and jazz tunes. There are a few contraptions that may arguably be viewed the primary bass clarinet. Probably the earliest is a dulcian shaped instrument in the Museum Carolino Augusteum in Salzburg. It is incomplete, missing a crook or mouthpiece, and looks up to now from the first half of the eighteenth century. Its wide cylindrical bore and its fingering imply it was a chalumeau or clarinet in the bass range. Four anonymous bass chalumeaux or clarinets curiously dating from the eighteenth century and having from one to six keys also seem like among the earliest examples, and one in particular has been recommended previously from before 1750. However, the authenticity of a minimum of one of those instruments has been questioned. Additional designs were evolved by many other makers, adding Dumas of Sommières who called his device a "Basse guerrière" in 1807; Nicola Papalini, c. 1810 an odd design, in the sort of a serpentine series of curves, carved out of wood; George Catlin of Hartford, Connecticut "clarion" c.

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