Buffet Prestige Green Line Bass Clarinet

 

£8,149.00 Ex VAT / Export £6,790.83

 

The Buffet Prestige Green Line Bass clarinet is part of Buffet’s professional range. It is a high specification model with Eb/Ab lever, low G resonance key, double D spatula and a triple D Spatula. It is made, using GreenLine technology, from African blackwood and carbon fibres, which gives it a rich and warm tone through its entire range.

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Buffet Prestige Green Line Bass Clarinet to low C

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Description

The Buffet Prestige Green Line Bass clarinet is part of Buffet’s professional range. It is a high specification model with Eb/Ab lever, low G resonance key, double D spatula and a triple D Spatula. It is made, using GreenLine technology, from African blackwood and carbon fibres, which gives it a rich and warm tone through its entire range. The neck of the Buffet Prestige is adjustable for intonation and offers a highly comfortable angle for the bass clarinetist. A real contender as an industry favourite, it’s one you need to try.

The Green Line Process

The Green Line manufacturing process is a relatively new technique that has good implications both for the environment and clarinet durability. Traditionally, wooden clarinets are made almost exclusively from Grenadilla, an African Blackwood, locally called Mpingo. The main problem with instruments made from wood, like clarinets, is that they require pieces that are free of flaws; a flawless clarinet is less prone to cracking and warping. But the blackwood trees grow in a twisted pattern with lots of flaws. This means that when the wood is harvested – after 80 to 120 years of growth – much of it goes to waste because of imperfections. Then, even more goes to waste once the acceptable, un-flawed pieces large enough to make a clarinet are put through the shaping and manufacturing process.

While replanting efforts are underway, supplies of this wood are diminishing, fast.  So, Buffet Crampon has come up with a way to use both imperfectly shaped pieces of wood and the scraps from the manufacturing process. With their Green LinE clarinet models the imperfectly shaped and scrap wood is ground down into a powder and mixed 95%/5% with carbon fibres. It is then pressure formed for the needs of instrument makers, in other words, moulded to the shape of a clarinet. It’s still 95% Grenadilla wood, but it’s pure and solid!
The result is a massive reduction in consumption of blackwood while also making a clarinet that is more durable, less prone to cracking, and with a sound that is indistinguishable from a solid wood instrument. Many Buffet clarinets are now available in Green LinE models.

Technical Specifications

  • Buffet Prestige Green Line Bass Clarinet to low C

  • Key : Bb
  • Pitch : 440 Hz / 442 Hz
  • Pressure moulded African blackwood and carbon fibre
  • Two piece adjustable neck
  • Silver plated German silver bell
  • Adjustable thumb rest
  • Silver-plated OR gold plated keywork
  • Double register mechanism
  • Blue steel springs
  • Eb / Ab Lever – Low G resonance – Double D Spatula – Triple D Spatula
  • Metal capped tenons
  • Leather and cork pads
  • CITES Appendix II Wood

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Product Delivery

All accessories are dispatched within the UK by Royal Mail, all instruments are despatched within the UK by Royal Mail Special Delivery, unless otherwise requested.

We aim to dispatch your order same day if received before 2.30pm (excluding Sundays)

For delivery outside the UK we offer a secure courier service. Delivery charges will vary depending on location and weight of goods.

Warranty / Guarantee

All Vibe instruments are dispatched, fully tested and covered by the Vibe Support Plan:

Here at the Vibe, we offer a 1 year guarantee on all new instruments purchased. This includes any adjustments needed in the first year and a free end-of-year checkover!* Please contact us to book this service.

*excluding repairs necessary due to damage by misuse or accident.

About Buffet

Established in Paris in 1825, Buffet Crampon has built up a highly respected worldwide brand name producing a range of clarinets of exceptional quality (amongst a range of other wind instruments).

For nearly 200 years, Buffet Crampon have continued to research advanced techniques and design ideas as well as collaborating with renowned artists to create instruments with technical precision and great artistry. As a company, Buffet Crampon have always made it a policy to employ instrument craftsmen, engineers and sales representatives who are themselves musicians. Through the combination of traditional methods, advanced techniques and listening to the advice of renowned players, Buffet have created a range instruments of artistic and technical excellence.

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