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 Crampon Prestige Clarinet Leather Case with number lock system


Buffet Crampon Prestige Clarinet Leather Case with number lock system

$100.00

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

GERMAN SYSTEM CLARINET ROLF MEINEL A & B


GERMAN SYSTEM CLARINET ROLF MEINEL A & B

$4,699.99

Old wooden A Clarinet. ALBERT System


Old wooden A Clarinet. ALBERT System

$1,000.00

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


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

$399.99

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

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

$719.95

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

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

$119.00

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

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

SELMER PARIS Bb


SELMER PARIS Bb "Improved"Albert System Clarinet-"4 pads-in-a row"! Incredible!

$2,850.00

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

1901 Buffet Simple System Clarinet


1901 Buffet Simple System Clarinet

$425.00

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

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


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

$750.00

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

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

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


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

$395.00

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


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

$196.00

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


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

$249.01

Clarinet Profi German-System  26 Keys Clarinete 26 teclas Clarinetto Clarinette


Clarinet Profi German-System 26 Keys Clarinete 26 teclas Clarinetto Clarinette

$258.00

vintage English Ebonite Simple system clarinet


vintage English Ebonite Simple system clarinet

$106.36

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

$166.25

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


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

$549.00

Interesting Simple system Wooden clarinet with white rollers


Interesting Simple system Wooden clarinet with white rollers

$250.26

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

Clarinet German System German-System Clarinet Christian Berg 21 Flaps


Clarinet German System German-System Clarinet Christian Berg 21 Flaps

$277.80

Amati AVCL700OT Vantage Boehm System Bb Clarinet w/ Silverplated Keywork


Amati AVCL700OT Vantage Boehm System Bb Clarinet w/ Silverplated Keywork

$744.00

Buffet Crampon Paris Wood Clarinet, Albert system in B, HP


Buffet Crampon Paris Wood Clarinet, Albert system in B, HP

$470.00

Vintage Sonora German Oehler system wooden C clarinet


Vintage Sonora German Oehler system wooden C clarinet

$437.96

VNTG RARE B CLARINET+MOUTHPIECE&HARD CASE~BOEHM SYSTEM~EXCELLENT CONDITION~USSR


VNTG RARE B CLARINET+MOUTHPIECE&HARD CASE~BOEHM SYSTEM~EXCELLENT CONDITION~USSR

$145.00

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

$119.00

Concert Professional Clarinet Boxwooden 19 key Boom System With Case


Concert Professional Clarinet Boxwooden 19 key Boom System With Case

$985.00

OLD/VINTAGE CLARINET VITO CLARI-TONE&CASE~BOEHM SYSTEM~Fully Working~Made in USA


OLD/VINTAGE CLARINET VITO CLARI-TONE&CASE~BOEHM SYSTEM~Fully Working~Made in USA

$169.00

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

 NEW ALBERT SYSTEM Eb CLARINET 14 KEYS+FREE HARD CASE+MOUTHPIECE


NEW ALBERT SYSTEM Eb CLARINET 14 KEYS+FREE HARD CASE+MOUTHPIECE

$84.99

Vintage German Oehler system wooden Eb clarinet


Vintage German Oehler system wooden Eb clarinet

$581.85

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

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

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

Emperor Boosey & Hawkes Boehm system Bb Clarinet


Emperor Boosey & Hawkes Boehm system Bb Clarinet

$469.24

Vintage Keilwerth German Oehler system wooden Bb clarinet


Vintage Keilwerth German Oehler system wooden Bb clarinet

$500.52

Excellent clarinet German system Bb ebonite 19 KEYS good technique


Excellent clarinet German system Bb ebonite 19 KEYS good technique

$149.90

Clarinet YAMA.YCL 211 B-FLATE BÖHM-SYSTEM  Clarinette Si bémol= Bb,Clarinet US


Clarinet YAMA.YCL 211 B-FLATE BÖHM-SYSTEM Clarinette Si bémol= Bb,Clarinet US

$248.00

VINTAGE RARE GERMAN TOP CLARINET RUDOLF GOTTSMANN BOEHM SYSTEM + Mouthpiece


VINTAGE RARE GERMAN TOP CLARINET RUDOLF GOTTSMANN BOEHM SYSTEM + Mouthpiece

$395.00

Esm Ernst Schreiber Ma1 Bb Clarinet Mouthpieces ( French System )


Esm Ernst Schreiber Ma1 Bb Clarinet Mouthpieces ( French System )

$70.00

Excellent clarinet German system Bb ebonite 20 KEYS good technique


Excellent clarinet German system Bb ebonite 20 KEYS good technique

$149.90

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 EXTREMELY RARE TOP S CLARINET + Mouthpiece&Original Hard Case~OLD SYSTEM


VINTAGE EXTREMELY RARE TOP S CLARINET + Mouthpiece&Original Hard Case~OLD SYSTEM

$349.00

German System Profi Clarinet 26 Flaps 6 Ring 4 Trill Christian Berg from Germany


German System Profi Clarinet 26 Flaps 6 Ring 4 Trill Christian Berg from Germany

$288.00

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

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

$74.91

RARE CLARINET RICHARD KEILWERTH TOP SOUND+Mouthpiece~GERMAN OLD SYSTEM~EXCELLENT


RARE CLARINET RICHARD KEILWERTH TOP SOUND+Mouthpiece~GERMAN OLD SYSTEM~EXCELLENT

$895.00

Clarinet yama YCL 211 böhm-system Clarinette SI Bémol = BB, Clarinet


Clarinet yama YCL 211 böhm-system Clarinette SI Bémol = BB, Clarinet

$301.77




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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