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Community. All firms with new products are encouraged to submit information so the Clarinet world can be made

aware of innovations and developments that can enhance their performance and educational goals and interests.

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Music Industry News 2014


31 October 2014

12 September 2014


12 September 2014

San Jose, California


24 April 2014

Paris, France

NEW -  Buffet Crampon Tosca Bass Clarinet



Buffet Crampon, with a dedicated strategy for the continued development and improvement of their instrument range, presents a new professional bass clarinet in 2014. This new bass is in keeping with the high standards of their celebrated models produced before 1998, giving players a subtle blend of traditional and new technologies.

This new TOSCA bass clarinet, conceived for the symphonic orchestras, broadens the spectrum of sound already appreciated in the existing B-flat and A models launched in 2004 the E-flat model in 2010. Its well-focused sound and luminous tone, assisted by a unique new register key system, allows the most demanding musician the ability to play the instrument’s entire repertoire with an exceptional freedom and confidence.
Its intuitive, soundless TOSCA mechanism liberates the artist from the usual constraints imposed by the key action on the lower joint and the movements of the plateau keys of the instrument.

Its price positioning will make this bass clarinet the best performing offer on the global market. The Tosca range is now completed with this unique brand new bass clarinet.



Wood :
Grenadilla (Dalbergia Melanoxylon)
Bore :
New Tosca bore Design
Tenons :
Neck :
Synthetic cork on tenon with neck adjusting screw
Keys (design) :
24 silver-plated with Tosca design
Keys (system) :
Unique register key system (bright Bb)
Keys (system) :
Rubber dampers for soundless key action
Thumb Key :
Adjustable with new thumb key system
Keys :
New double low D & Eb
Pads :
Leather, leather with metal resonators, cork


14 February 2014

  • ReedJuvinate

The Effective Reed Preservation System

ReedJuvinate™ prolongs the life of your reeds, reduces microbial contamination of your reeds, and achieves a consistent and perfect moisture level so they are always ready to play beautifully. Available only on our online store.

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Innovative Design

Our patented 6 piece design gives you three clean reeds ready to play instantly.
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Long Life

With ReedJuvinate™, your reeds will give you the tonal beauty and response that only cane reeds provide, but for far longer.
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Cost Effective

ReedJuvinate™ quickly pays for itself by reducing your need to purchase new reeds.
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Introductory price ending soon


10 February 2014

Paris, France


21 January 2014


It’s different because it SOUNDS different.
 Forget for a moment the revolutionary and incredibly practical Moisture Retention capability. Forget for a moment the simple and one-of-a-kind Fine Tuning System. Forget for a moment even the only ligature with a lifetime warranty. Forget the history, the professionals, the hand-made craftsmanship, and beautiful design.
 The most important thing, above ...all else, is that the Silverstein Ligature will change your sound.
 When tested with an oscilloscope, you can clearly see the presence of more and better-defined harmonic partials. The partials indicate vibrations and patterns that translate into better sound.
 “The frequencies from 1k to 10k are the ‘meat’ of a saxophone’s sound. The Silverstein ligature, at comparable frequencies, produced more harmonic partials. These partials create greater depth, character and timber to the saxophone sound.
 The frequencies from 10k to 20k are the ‘shimmer and sibilance’ of the saxophone’s sound. The Silverstein ligature, at comparable frequencies, produced more harmonic partials. These partials create greater shimmer, articulation and sibilance to the saxophone sound. This is called ‘presence’.
 The Silverstein ligature produced a sound that has both ‘presence and accuracy'. This presence and accuracy in the sound will make the pitch and articulations ‘cut’. Presence is experienced in person, but also makes a recording of that saxophone sound more accurate and up-front.”
 *Peter Ballin Productions
 Special thanks to Peter Ballin for independent testing. Peter Ballin is an acclaimed jazz artist and studio musician of the Chicago area.



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