Yamaha YCL-450M "Duet+" Bb Clarinet
Perfect Performance Plan
Included with every new instrument:
- Pre-Sale Set-Up
- Owner's Check-Up
- Three-Year Warranty
"The most notable news on the YCL-450M is the introduction of the Duet+ technology from our oboes. The upper joint body is drilled out slightly larger around the bore and tone-holes. Thermoplastic ABS resin is injected into the cavity, instantly forming the inner shape. It is designed to preserve as much as 90% of the wooden portion, while its natural appearance is hardly distinguishable from conventional all-wooden models.
"Due to this kind of bore treatment this clarinet has a lighter resistance and an open sound with a mild timbre while also protecting and stabilising the inner surface of the upper joint.
Yamaha's Unique Duet+ Technology
Yamaha is premiering this new technique (patent pending) to bring a reasonable solution to the intermediate family. The upper joint body is drilled out slightly larger around the bore and toneholes. Thermoplastic ABS resin is injected into the cavity, instantly forming the inner shape of an clarinet. It is designed to preserve as much as 90% of the wooden portion, while its natural appearance is hardly distinguishable from conventional all-wooden models. This also ensures that under different environmental conditions the bore of the instrument remains stable.
Upper-joint toneholes (except metal octave vents) are moulded simultaneously with the resin bore.
The upper joint tenon is also formed as an extension to the resin bore. This ensures smooth connection between the joints even under moist conditions.
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- Grenadilla-wood body
- ABS-injected bore and tone-holes for a more stable clarinet and less blowing resistance
- Silver-plated mechanism and rings
- Undercut tone holes
- Blue steel springs
- Resonance chamber in the bell
- Pisoni pads
- Adjustable thumb rest with strap ring
- Includes Yamaha 4C plastic mouthpiece, silver-plated ligature and cap, one reed, cleaning accessories and lightweight case