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Thomann CL-18A A- Clarinet Boehm

Boehm Clarinet

  • 18 Keys
  • 5 Rings
  • With Eb lever
  • Made completely of African blackwood
  • Adjustable thumb rest with a ring for a strap
  • Silver-plated mechanism
  • Two barrels
  • Incl. mouthpiece, ligature, BG thumb rubber, Thomann de Luxe cleaning rod, microfiber polishing cloth, rubber patches, grease and luxury case

Note: Each instrument is checked in our master workshop for woodwind instruments and set up prior to selling!

Further information

Keys 18
Number of Rings 5
Number Of Bulbs 2
Body Grenadilla
Bell (Material) Grenadilla
Surface Of Mechanics Silver Plated
Type of Mechanics Standard
Incl. Mouthpiece Yes
Incl. Case / Gigbag Yes
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A good performer at any price!

30.01.2017
A brief summary for those short of time!

Free blowing
Full, and rich, tone
Good intonation
Acceptably even timbre across whole range
Great value

Now, the full story......
I am a professional 'doubler' (saxes, flute/picc, clarinets) with a background in 'music-theatre', shows/musicals and, occasionally, symphony orchestra.
I needed a replacement A-Clarinet but couldn't justify the cost of a matching instrument for my Buffet RC Prestige Bb-Clarinet.
I already own several Thomann 'doubling' instruments -
C-Clarinet, Alto Flute, Sopranino sax - and have always been impressed by their quality and the way they play so decided I had little to looses by purchasing their 'A' pitch instrument.
I have played this instrument for a couple of hours every day for the past two weeks and have not been disappointed!
The instrument differs a little from the pictures shown. The barrels and bell are now not metal ringed but pure wood and all resemble the Backun 'Moba' products in shape. The bell has a reamed out top, below the tenon join, similar to the Buffet RC but less refined. I feel that these changes add to the weight of the instrument and contribute to a very 'basset-clarinet' like sound. There is also now no C#/G# trill extension to the key as pictured.
Response and intonation are very good - using a Vandoren M30 or Selmer C85-120 m/piece. Throat notes are more than acceptable, Bb is a little stuffy but seems to be improving with use so it might just be that the instrument needs to 'blow-in'. Even better is that my Buffet Bb barrels all fit and seem to work perfectly without causing intonation issues. They look to have a slightly smaller bore than those supplied and offer a lighter, less 'basset-clarinet' like, sound whilst retaining a warm, full-bodied, tone.
The only minus point for me is that the over-sized barrel/bell did not fit into my Buffet double-case without drastic modification...... but that's a small price to pay. I am more than happy with my purchase and pleased that Thomann continue to offer quality, but less popular selling, items at a bargain price so that more players, young and old alike, can widen their playing experience.
Well done Thomann.... and can we have a wooden, to low C, Bass Clarinet from you please... mine needs to be replaced!
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Thomann CL-18A A- Clarinet Boehm
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Thomann CL-18A A- Clarinet Boehm

Boehm Clarinet 18 Keys, 5 Rings, With Eb lever, Made completely of African blackwood, Adjustable thumb rest with a ring for a strap, Silver-plated mechanism, Two barrels, Incl. mouthpiece,...

  • Keys: 18
  • Number of Rings: 5
  • Number Of Bulbs: 2
  • Body: Grenadilla
  • Bell (Material): Grenadilla
  • Surface Of Mechanics: Silver Plated
  • Type of Mechanics: Standard
  • Incl. Mouthpiece: Yes
  • Incl. Case / Gigbag: Yes
Thomann CL-17A A- Clarinet Boehm
Thomann CL-17A A- Clarinet Boehm

Thomann CL-17A A- clarinet, boehm system, 17 keys, 5 rings, completely made of grenadilla wood, adjustable thumb holder with neck strap ring, two barrels, silver plated mechanism, incl. mouthpiece,...

  • Keys: 17
  • Number of Rings: 5
  • Number Of Trills: 4
  • Body: Wood
  • Surface Of Mechanics: Silver Plated
  • Type of Mechanics: Standard
  • Incl. Mouthpiece: Yes
  • Incl. Case / Gigbag: Yes
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