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.

Vintage Buffet Bb LP Sax System Albert Wood Clarinet Overhauled


Vintage Buffet Bb LP Sax System Albert Wood Clarinet Overhauled

$1,495.00

Vintage ~1964 Leblanc LL Professional Bb Clarinet (Full Boehm System)


Vintage ~1964 Leblanc LL Professional Bb Clarinet (Full Boehm System)

$899.00

W. Kohnerts sons bass clarinet Full Boehm System Rare Model Bb just overhauled


W. Kohnerts sons bass clarinet Full Boehm System Rare Model Bb just overhauled

$1,478.00

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

$750.00

Professional Vintage 1910's Albert System Buffet Crampon & Cie Clarinet


Professional Vintage 1910's Albert System Buffet Crampon & Cie Clarinet

$589.99

1930's Albert / Oehler System Clarinet


1930's Albert / Oehler System Clarinet "Kleinert / Breslau" New Pads, No Cracks!

$499.00

GERMAN SYSTEM CLARINET ROLF MEINEL A & B


GERMAN SYSTEM CLARINET ROLF MEINEL A & B

$4,849.99

Vintage BUFFET Crampon Bb Albert system clarinet pre 1885


Vintage BUFFET Crampon Bb Albert system clarinet pre 1885

$1,035.00

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


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

$750.00

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

$169.99

Amati Kraslice Clarinet ACL 615 Full Boehm System Rare Model


Amati Kraslice Clarinet ACL 615 Full Boehm System Rare Model

$1,380.00

F. ARTHUR UEBEL MODERN GERMAN SYSTEM WOOD Bb SOPRANO CLARINET - OEHLER ALBERT


F. ARTHUR UEBEL MODERN GERMAN SYSTEM WOOD Bb SOPRANO CLARINET - OEHLER ALBERT

$499.99

Clarinet A Albert System Wooden


Clarinet A Albert System Wooden

$900.00

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


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

$700.00

1901 Buffet Simple System Clarinet


1901 Buffet Simple System Clarinet

$425.00

Vintage French Paul Dupre C LP Boehm System Wood Clarinet Overhauled


Vintage French Paul Dupre C LP Boehm System Wood Clarinet Overhauled

$1,025.00

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

$750.00

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

$750.00

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


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

$550.00

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 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

$629.99

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


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

$750.00

Jean Paul USA Student Clarinet, Key of Bb, Boehm (French) Key System #CL300


Jean Paul USA Student Clarinet, Key of Bb, Boehm (French) Key System #CL300

$139.00

E.M. WINSTON BOSTON  Bb CLARINET & CASE    STANDARD BOEHM FINGERING SYSTEM


E.M. WINSTON BOSTON Bb CLARINET & CASE STANDARD BOEHM FINGERING SYSTEM

$395.00

Albert System Wood Clarinet, recently restored, made by Henry Gunckel, Paris


Albert System Wood Clarinet, recently restored, made by Henry Gunckel, Paris

$6,500.00

Clarinet Microphone Nalbantov NCM 8X S set - Pickup System, Cable, Mounting Kit


Clarinet Microphone Nalbantov NCM 8X S set - Pickup System, Cable, Mounting Kit

$254.55

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


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

$236.58

Amati AVCL700OT Vantage Boehm System Bb Clarinet w/ Silverplated Keywork


Amati AVCL700OT Vantage Boehm System Bb Clarinet w/ Silverplated Keywork

$744.00

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

$189.95

Sterling Bb GERMAN-SYSTEM Clarinet • Oehler System • Gold Keys •  Pro Quality •


Sterling Bb GERMAN-SYSTEM Clarinet • Oehler System • Gold Keys • Pro Quality •

$240.02

STERLING Bb Oehler Clarinet • Brand New • Gold Keys • German-System •


STERLING Bb Oehler Clarinet • Brand New • Gold Keys • German-System •

$240.02

G System Clarinet 20 Keys With Case White Good Sound And Material Promotion


G System Clarinet 20 Keys With Case White Good Sound And Material Promotion

$165.00

vintage English Ebonite Simple system clarinet


vintage English Ebonite Simple system clarinet

$108.24

Professional Rose Wooden 19 Key Bb Clarinet Boom System With Metal Mouthpiece


Professional Rose Wooden 19 Key Bb Clarinet Boom System With Metal Mouthpiece

$950.00

Rare Simple system wooden English key in A Hawkes & Son Clarinet


Rare Simple system wooden English key in A Hawkes & Son Clarinet

$999.66

old wooden Bb  or C (?) Clarinet 2 rings ALBERT? System, needs service


old wooden Bb or C (?) Clarinet 2 rings ALBERT? System, needs service

$76.55

Nice old wooden Bb (?) Clarinet 5rings ALBERT  System,


Nice old wooden Bb (?) Clarinet 5rings ALBERT System, "Reisser Ulm"

$108.95

Vintage Simple system French Buffet Crampon LP wooden clarinet


Vintage Simple system French Buffet Crampon LP wooden clarinet

$254.69

Nice old wooden Bb Clarinet 4rings ALBERT (?)  System,


Nice old wooden Bb Clarinet 4rings ALBERT (?) System,

$133.25

Professional Grenadilla Rose Wooden Clarinet Silver 19 Key Boom System New Case


Professional Grenadilla Rose Wooden Clarinet Silver 19 Key Boom System New Case

$949.00

unmarked French Wooden simple system E clarinet


unmarked French Wooden simple system E clarinet

$114.61

Vintage Sonora German Oehler system wooden C clarinet


Vintage Sonora German Oehler system wooden C clarinet

$445.71

RARE OLD ROMEO ORSI MILANO ALBERT SYSTEM CLARINET, RARE EXTRA KEYS


RARE OLD ROMEO ORSI MILANO ALBERT SYSTEM CLARINET, RARE EXTRA KEYS

$390.00

Vintage Keilwerth German Oehler system wooden Bb clarinet


Vintage Keilwerth German Oehler system wooden Bb clarinet

$509.38

Rare Simple system wooden (LEFEVRE Paris ) French A Clarinet


Rare Simple system wooden (LEFEVRE Paris ) French A Clarinet

$636.73

ORIGINAL VERY RARE CLARINET~GERMAN/OLD SYSTEM~TOP PROMOTIONAL PRICE~FULLY WORKS~


ORIGINAL VERY RARE CLARINET~GERMAN/OLD SYSTEM~TOP PROMOTIONAL PRICE~FULLY WORKS~

$275.00

Interesting Simple system Wooden clarinet with white rollers


Interesting Simple system Wooden clarinet with white rollers

$254.69

Vintage German Oehler system wooden Eb clarinet (with selmer rubber mouthpiece )


Vintage German Oehler system wooden Eb clarinet (with selmer rubber mouthpiece )

$630.36

ORIGINAL G (SOL) TURKISH CLARINET~GERMAN SYSTEM~EXCELLENT CONDITION~FULLY WORKS!


ORIGINAL G (SOL) TURKISH CLARINET~GERMAN SYSTEM~EXCELLENT CONDITION~FULLY WORKS!

$549.00

Emperor Boosey & Hawkes Boehm system Bb Clarinet


Emperor Boosey & Hawkes Boehm system Bb Clarinet

$509.38

CHRISTMAS SALE NEW SILVER ALBERT SYSTEM Bb CLARINET WITH 14 KEYS FREE CASE/M/P


CHRISTMAS SALE NEW SILVER ALBERT SYSTEM Bb CLARINET WITH 14 KEYS FREE CASE/M/P

$74.99

NEW ALBERT SYSTEM Eb FLAT CLARINET 14 KEYS**HIGH GRADE! +FREE CASE+MOUTHPIECE


NEW ALBERT SYSTEM Eb FLAT CLARINET 14 KEYS**HIGH GRADE! +FREE CASE+MOUTHPIECE

$100.00

Excellent clarinet German system Bb ebonite 19 KEYS good technique


Excellent clarinet German system Bb ebonite 19 KEYS good technique

$149.90

Professional Grenadilla Rose Wooden Clarinet Silver 19 Key Boom System With case


Professional Grenadilla Rose Wooden Clarinet Silver 19 Key Boom System With case

$899.00

RARE GERMAN A(LA)TOP CLARINET RUDOLF GOTTSMANN FULL BOEHM SYSTEM+Mouthpiece


RARE GERMAN A(LA)TOP CLARINET RUDOLF GOTTSMANN FULL BOEHM SYSTEM+Mouthpiece

$945.00

Excellent Clarinet With Case G Key ABS German System Good Material Good Sound


Excellent Clarinet With Case G Key ABS German System Good Material Good Sound

$113.05

BEAUTIFUL QUALITY SOUNDS  NEW ALBERT SYSTEM Eb CLARINET 14 KEYS+FREE CASE+M/P


BEAUTIFUL QUALITY SOUNDS NEW ALBERT SYSTEM Eb CLARINET 14 KEYS+FREE CASE+M/P

$82.99

Concert Professional Clarinet Boxwooden 19 key Boom System With Case


Concert Professional Clarinet Boxwooden 19 key Boom System With Case

$985.00




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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