This is made from copper, zinc, and nickel. It seems like pure silver, but doesn't tarnish. Some fine instruments may be made with pure silver keys, and expensive models can be found with gold plated keys. The key pads require cardboard and felt or leather-based. The reed is made from cane. Other elements utilized
in the clarinet are cork
and wax, for lining the joints, and a metal reminiscent of silver or a cheap alloy for the ligature, the screw clip that holds the reed in place, and chrome steel for the spring mechanisms that work the keys.