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.

 Albert System Eb Clarinet! $299 Made in Krakow


Albert System Eb Clarinet! $299 Made in Krakow

$299.00

CARL FISCHER Bb (Buffet stencil) Albert system clarinet


CARL FISCHER Bb (Buffet stencil) Albert system clarinet

$495.00

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

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

$82.99

Bb clarinet Imperial Albert-system


Bb clarinet Imperial Albert-system

$175.00

GERMAN SYSTEM CLARINET ROLF MEINEL A & B


GERMAN SYSTEM CLARINET ROLF MEINEL A & B

$4,699.99

Selmer Paris Clarinet with Special Mazzeo Bb System


Selmer Paris Clarinet with Special Mazzeo Bb System

$1,000.00

Albert system


Albert system " C" clarinet, French, grenadilla wood

$300.00

Vintage German Albert System Bass Clarinet-W/ Mouthpiece And Case, Plays


Vintage German Albert System Bass Clarinet-W/ Mouthpiece And Case, Plays

$750.00

Amati Kraslice Clarinet ACL 615 Full Boehm System Rare Model


Amati Kraslice Clarinet ACL 615 Full Boehm System Rare Model

$1,280.00

Albert system


Albert system " C" clarinet, vintage grenadilla wood

$300.00

1901 Buffet Simple System Clarinet


1901 Buffet Simple System Clarinet

$425.00

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


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

$73.15

Vintage Conn Boehm System Grenadilla Wood Bass Clarinet, Cleaned Repadded


Vintage Conn Boehm System Grenadilla Wood Bass Clarinet, Cleaned Repadded

$895.00

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

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


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

$600.00

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

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

THIBOUVILLE PARIS ALBERT SYSTEM CLARINET WOOD PARIS FRANCE


THIBOUVILLE PARIS ALBERT SYSTEM CLARINET WOOD PARIS FRANCE

$250.00

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

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

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


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

$550.00

Vintage C.G. Conn Albert System Bb Clarinet - New Pads! - Ready to Play!


Vintage C.G. Conn Albert System Bb Clarinet - New Pads! - Ready to Play!

$369.00

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

Clarinet Selmer CL200 Boehm System


Clarinet Selmer CL200 Boehm System

$250.00

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


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

$650.00

VINTAGE CHAMPION METAL  CLARINET BOHM SYSTEM ?


VINTAGE CHAMPION METAL CLARINET BOHM SYSTEM ?

$195.00

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

$499.99

COUESNON 12 KEY ALBERT SYSTEM WOOD CLARINET 8CIE PARIS EXPOSITION C LOW PITCH


COUESNON 12 KEY ALBERT SYSTEM WOOD CLARINET 8CIE PARIS EXPOSITION C LOW PITCH

$950.00

VINTAGE J W PEPPER AND SON PHILADELPHIA HARD RUBBER CLARINET ALBERT SYSTEM


VINTAGE J W PEPPER AND SON PHILADELPHIA HARD RUBBER CLARINET ALBERT SYSTEM

$250.00

Old wooden A Clarinet. ALBERT System


Old wooden A Clarinet. ALBERT System

$1,000.00

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

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  B  WOOD CLARINET HIGH PITCH SELMER BARREL ALBERT SYSTEM ?


VINTAGE B WOOD CLARINET HIGH PITCH SELMER BARREL ALBERT SYSTEM ?

$495.00

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


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

$248.67

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

VINTAGE EARLY G VALLETTE PARIS  CLARINET ALBERT SYSTEM  30s PLASTIC BAKELITE


VINTAGE EARLY G VALLETTE PARIS CLARINET ALBERT SYSTEM 30s PLASTIC BAKELITE

$495.00

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




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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