Available in 2 keys: low C or low E.
Over the last thirty years or so, the bass clarinet has enjoyed exceptional growth thanks to the openness of its repertoire. Henri SELMER Paris has been a key player in this development, constantly improving a range that has always been acclaimed for its acoustic qualities.
The Privilege bass clarinet marks a decisive step forward in the development of the instrument, while retaining the basic designs that have made previous models so successful.
It reconciles astonishing ease of emission with a round, warm sound that gains in homogeneity and power. Its suppleness also enables real work to be done on the soundstage. Accuracy is optimised and balanced across all registers. Ergonomics have also improved significantly, with easier keying and a more natural, comfortable playing position. Its highly responsiveness delivers a Bb-like velocity and a great sense of freedom. A number of technical developments have also improved the way the instrument works…
Henri SELMER Paris started manufacturing clarinets in the 19th century (Place Dancourt, Paris) and since then has acquired a great reputation in the professional world.
This traditional know-how has been passed down from generation to generation in the Mantes-la-Ville manufacture, which has succeeded in combining innovation and tradition.
Today, a Selmer clarinet consists of 450 parts and requires a high level of craftsmanship.
Concept for bass clarinet
Cap for bass clarinet
Focus for bass clarinet
Care kit for bass clarinet
Le meilleur du saxophone
Former solo clarinetist of Nice and Marseille orchestras (France), I have been playing SELMER clarinets since 1967, the small Eb clarinet, the bass clarinet (up to low Eb) as well as two “Recital” in Bb and A.