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This is an excellent condition Buffet RC Prestige Bass Clarinet in Grenadilla wood, to low C, which is a commission sale for Clarinets Direct. The owner has just traded up to a Tosca Bass, and consequently this instrument is now offered for sale. The Buffet RC Prestige is a very different design to the R13 Prestige Bass: it features different size tone holes, and a more robust warm sound than the R13 model. It is a pity that it is no longer in production.
All Silver plated key work is in very good condition, with only very light scratches, no wear. There are no cracks or damage to the wood which is pristine. The crook is in good condition, and the bell has no dents or damage, again just light scratches associated with normal, careful use. This type of Buffet Bass has a double overblowing vent, and features alternative fingerings for low D. This Bass has finest Pisoni White Leather pads throughout, in excellent condition. The Bass clarinet has been down to our workshop for a thorough check down. The instrument has been regulated and all touch corks replaced as necessary. The instrument plays very easily, and its' former owner was a Bass clarinet specialist, studying on a performance course at Southampton University. There is a floor peg to the bell. The matching serial nos. are 28121. The instrument comes in the original case, which is in good used condition, and with a used Vandoren B44 m'piece.