Serious clarinetists will find inspiration in the tone and responsiveness of the YCL-650 Bb clarinets from the Yamaha Band & Orchestral Division. Featuring newly designed 65mm barrels-similar to Yamaha's acclaimed V Series-and durable "blue" steel spring material, the clarinets offer a beautiful natural finish on grenadilla bodies. The combination of aesthetic beauty and quick action promises an outstanding playing experience, as does the resonance chamber in the bell, which gives the instrument wonderful projection.
"Precise intonation and a consistent tone make this the perfect choice in a professional clarinet," said Kurt Witt, Wind Instrument product manager, Band & Orchestral Division, Yamaha Corporation of America. "The new barrel design, combined with more durable springs, makes the quality of these instruments outstanding."
New 65mm barrel
The YCL-650 professional model clarinet features a 65mm barrel design that produces a focused tone and quick response. Players looking for the tools necessary to maximize their performance will do just that with this clarinet.
New bell design
A new resonance chamber in the bell of the YCL-650 aids in projection and improves intonation in lower notes, allowing for consistency and confidence.
A great sounding clarinet should also win the swimsuit competition when it comes to looks, and the YCL-650 certainly does. A unique, natural finish accompanies this great sounding instrument bound to capture any audiences' attention.
Adjustable thumb rest
Since there are so many different sizes and shapes of hands, it only makes sense that there ought to be some type of adjustment for different hand positions. An adjustable thumb rest is designed for player comfort while needle springs provide faster key action.
Key System: 17 keys, 6 rings
Barrel Length: 65mm
Body Material: Grenadilla
Barrel Material: Grenadilla
Bell Material: Grenadilla
Key Material: Nickel silver
Tone Holes: Tapered inset type with tapered undercut
Thumb Rest: Adjustable
Mouthpiece: Yamaha 4CM Hard rubber
Mouthpiece Cap: Silver-plated
Spring Type: Blue steel needle
Pad Type: Lucien deluxe double skin