Buffet Crampon B12 Student Bb Clarinet

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The perfect clarinet for the serious student.

The B12 clarinets are made from ABS resin with an appearance and sound similar to that of genuine grenadilla wood. These models are lightweight, strong and easy to clean. They are perfect for even very young players.

The B12 model has a very attractive and traditional design with nickel-plated body rings, straight keywork and a traditional bell ring. The body is buffed to give the appearance of wood.

The nickel silver keywork is cold forged and induction soldered, providing great stability, precision and quality. The B12 model is mounted with double fish skin pads which ensure excellent sealing.

The first notes and the feel of an instrument are very important for a beginner. The B12 is an excellent choice for ensuring that the student has every chance to experience progress on his or her instrument, thereby developing a positive association with music and music instruction.

Features

  • Key of Bb
  • .577" bore
  • 65mm barrel
  • Brushed, wood-like ABS plastic
  • Nickel-plated keys
  • Undercut toneholes
  • Polycylindrical bore
  • Adjustable thumb rest
 
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Buffet CramponB12 Student Bb Clarinet
 
4.9

(based on 45 reviews)

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5.0

Can literally take a beating

By Kellie J

from Denver, NC

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Easy To Play
  • Quality Craftsmanship
  • Rich Sound
  • Warm Tone

Cons

  • A little sharp

Best Uses

  • All-county band
  • Jazz Clubs
  • Marching Band
  • School Bands

Comments about Buffet Crampon B12 Student Bb Clarinet:

The Buffet B12 is a high quality instrument that can withstand marching and the recklessness of a student. My poor instrument has had two bent keys, lost a few pads, has been repeatidly dropped,and even stepped on once. Mine has been in the shop once for the minor "back-to-school" repairs. My music instructor pointed it out on the first day of band class, and during my lessons comments on the great tone. It has been through many concerts including all-county, and will soon audition for all-district band. It is a great instrument for beginners and experts alike who are looking for a great tone and great quality. I will soon uprade to the R13 as I enter highshool. Thank you daddy for buying me th B12 even though I couldn't make a sound on the first day. I love my Clarinet.

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(8 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GREAT AND RELIABLE INSTRUMENT

By Jeff Wang

from Atlanta, GA

Comments about Buffet Crampon B12 Student Bb Clarinet:

This was my first clarinet I bought when I was in 6th grade and Ive used it ever since. It' plays really well in all registers, has good intonation, and is just a great buy. I also used it in an all-state audition and I got in with a plastic! I highly recommend this instrument to all beginners and intermediates as well.

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(4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing

By Brian-NW8Yf

from Stafford, Virginia

Comments about Buffet Crampon B12 Student Bb Clarinet:

I actually started playing the clarinet a few years back. I started on a old, run down Bundy from The Selmer Company. I only used that because my sister had quit the clarinet and we had one left over. I needed a new clarinet, so a couple of years ago I purchased the B12. It's absolutely amazing. It looks like it is wood, and it has an INCREDIBLE ability to respond in all registers. This clarinet would be a good beginner clarinet but it's even great for an intermediate clarinetist. I absolutely adore this clarinet, and plan on buying another buffet soon. Possibly an R13. I'm never letting go of my B12.

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(11 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great beginner for the price

By Steven-R_Bu6

from Piscataway, NJ

Comments about Buffet Crampon B12 Student Bb Clarinet:

I got this clarinet after renting a cheap one for half a year in fourth grade when I first started. It's lasted me up till now, 9th grade and a season of marching band without a problem (numerous falls, nicks, dents, etc.) Still plays great and is a great marching band instrument. Though there are a few minor problems. Intonation is slightly off in mine, it's always a tad sharp, that can be corrected by pulling out a little. The metal finish on the keys also came off from some of mine after rehearsals in the rain for marching band. Otherwise it's a great instrument that won't let you down for the price. If you're looking for a quality beginner that you won't have to send to a shop for repair often, get this. Just make sure to upgrade to a Vandoren mouthpiece and get a better ligature. The ones included as with any clarinet is usually abysmal.

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(96 of 153 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Clarinet!!

By Stacie

from Mo-Town Arkansas

Comments about Buffet Crampon B12 Student Bb Clarinet:

I started band in 6th grade with a really old Bundy clarinet and when we started learning above the register, it wouldn't play anymore. SO I came on this website and found the Buffet B12 clarinet and my parents bought it. I and now in 9th grade and it still looks brand new and players wonderfully except for a few scratches it has got while on the bleachers during marching season!

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(14 of 31 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This is a wonderful clarinet!!!

By Sara-d98ba

from Nevada

Comments about Buffet Crampon B12 Student Bb Clarinet:

I would recommend this clarinet for the advanced player. I just recently got mine when I started the 8th grade. It provides great tone and it is easy to get all of the notes. This is my second clarinet, and by far the best of the two.

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(17 of 29 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Great Student Clarinet!

By Elliott-3NIAR

from Southern California

Comments about Buffet Crampon B12 Student Bb Clarinet:

I have played on the Buffet B12 for the past 3 years to play through my middle school year, and I am still amazed with the tone this clarinet resounds. This clarinet also allows air to flow through it with an ease that I haven't found in any other clarinet. I would recommend this clarinet to any student in a middle school band.

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(11 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beautiful

By Brittany-84EKT

from Woodstock, GA USA

Comments about Buffet Crampon B12 Student Bb Clarinet:

I got this clarinet for my birthday this year. (I needed a plastic one for marching band, and this one seemed ideal). It plays beautifully! I would definitely recommend this instrument to anyone just starting out, or even someone with several years of experience! It's also a great price. :)

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(66 of 116 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I luv this clarinet

Comments about Buffet Crampon B12 Student Bb Clarinet:

This is the best clarinet I have ever played on.I play the notes with a terrific tone quality

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(110 of 239 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I'm getting one

By JP--vomc

from Northeast PA

Comments about Buffet Crampon B12 Student Bb Clarinet:

I'm a sax player by trade and have been playing clarinet for a year now. I've been using an Artley Prelude, which has gotten me by but now I want something better. I looked no further than a Buffet B12 after a friend had her's out and I tried it and although it took some time to adjust I was amazed at how well the notes came out and just how much quality was put into it. When I saw the name I thought that clarinet was one of the more expensive ones...I guess not, which is great because it's affordable. Thanks Buffet, for producing a French made student model clarinet with all the goodies (minus grenadilla, but for some reason all the other good things hide this factor) of the pro clarinets!

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