YCL-450M Bb Clarinets
When designing the YCL-450 Series, we conceived it as an instrument that a player just starting out, would want to continue playing well into the future. These are all Grenadilla instruments designed with the know-how gained through years of experience crafting professional level instruments. The YCL-450M additionally features our “Duet+” treatment applied to the instrument bore making the instrument more durable and less susceptible to the effects of humidity and temperature.
Outstanding choice to begin working on expression and nuance
With a natural application of breath this model can produce clear, authentic clarinet tone. A fine blend of easy playability and excellent pitch makes the YCL-450 an outstanding choice to begin working on expression and nuance, which can significantly shorten the path to proficiency.
Yamaha has poured years of experience and know-how acquired through the production of custom models into this instrument.
Provides stable long-term sound and playability
“Duet+” is original Yamaha technology that produces an ABS resin bore lining. Duet+ originates from oboe design technology.
The instrument’s bore is protected by a resin layer.
The resin layer minimizes changes to the internal wood.
Precision is enhanced for more stable tone and pitch.
The likelihood of internal distortion and cracking due to humidity changes is reduced.
The instrument provides stable long-term sound and playability.
Know-how acquired through the production of custom models
Barrel's outer diameter: A shape that promotes efficient breath flow through the instrument. The barrel gets slightly smaller toward the mouthpiece for easy blowing and flexible response to expressive nuances. Slightly larger at the lower end.
Bell: The interior features an original Yamaha shape that results in improved B pitch.
Can be played naturally even by small children
The adjustable thumb rest can be set to a height that is most comfortable for individual players, reducing thumb discomfort and fatigue.
It can be set to make fingering comfortable for players with small hands and can be readjusted as necessary as the player grows and becomes more proficient. The thumb rest also includes a ring that can provide a convenient location for strap attachment when needed.
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