An elegantly styled, beautifully crafted bass clarinet with rich tone and a long-lasting finish.
For decades, Buffet Crampon's Prestige bass clarinet has been revered for its unparalleled tone and playability. Now, Buffet Crampon's Greenline material brings the same impeccable quality and performance to players in an eco-friendly form. This professional bass clarinet is crafted from Buffet Crampon's proprietary Greenline composite material, made from 95% African blackwood and 5% polycarbonate fiber. The result is an instrument with the rich, resonant sound of grenadilla wood that is resistant to cracking and immune to climate changes.
Premium Design Achieves Optimal Sound and ResponseThe 1193 Prestige lives up to its prestigious name, boasting premium features for the most discerning bass clarinetists. Its modified bore and undercut tone holes produce a tone that is deep, colorful and precisely in tune. Power-forged keys finished in silver plate provide a light, responsive feel, while a combination of cork and leather pads ensure consistent, airtight seal for each note. The instruments range to low C allows players to explore the bass clarinet's lowest and most resonant registers.
Ergonomic Keywork Simplifies Challenging PassagesWith innovative keywork enhancements, the Greenline 1193 Prestige bass clarinet plays as effortlessly as it sounds. An Eb/Ab lever makes intervals and trills smooth to execute, while double D and triple D spatulas offer alternative fingerings in the lowest registers. The two-piece neck is carefully angled for ideal mouth position and stress-free response. All told, the ergonomic design lets musicians conquer even the most technically demanding pieces with ease.
A Legacy of Excellence from Buffet CramponBuffet Crampon has shaped the development of woodwinds for over 200 years through countless innovations and a tradition of flawless craftsmanship. Their clarinets remain the choice of world-class soloists and the Prestige bass clarinet embodies Buffet Crampon's commitment to professional quality instruments. With the 1193 Prestige Greenline bass clarinet, Buffet Crampon has created an instrument that honors their legacy of excellence while embracing environmental responsibility—a winning combination for today's conscientious musician.
- Key: Bb
- Range to low C
- 2-part neck
- Power forged, silver-plated keywork
- Eb/Ab lever
- Low G resonance key
- Double D spatula
- Triple D spatula
- Greenline Composite Body: responds like Grenadilla but will not crack.
- Undercut tone holes: improves tone and ease of response
- Power forged silver-plated keywork and posts that are pre-plated in copper and finished in silver plate
- Long lasting finish and feel
- 2 part neck: better mouth position that frees the neck from stress and stiffness