Yamaha Model YCL-450NM Intermediate Duet+ Bb Clarinet BRAND NEW

$ 1,741.99 $ 2,374 Save 27%

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Brand~Yamaha,Instrument Type~Bb Clarinets

Featuring a bell shape and barrel design similar to that of the V Series, the YCL-450NM offers a surprisingly 'professional' sound with an easy response. The new bell design gives improved intonation and projection, especially in the all-important lower register, while the new barrel enhances the 450's response, flexibility and tonal focus. Patented Duet+ technology provides the added benefit of durability to this clarinet. The ABS resin injection-molded upper joint inner bore significantly diminishes the likelihood of cracking. From the band room to the marching field, the YCL-450NM intermediate clarinet provides the optimal combination of durability and tone quality for student musicians. Using patented technology, the injection-molded inner bore is designed to resist cracking while also stabilizing the bore, which adds consistency and durability. 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 of a 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. The YCL-450N intermediate model clarinet incorporates some of the distinct qualities of Yamaha's professional and custom clarinets. One of these features is a 65mm barrel design that produces a focused tone and quick response. Players looking to "step-up" their performance will do just that with this instrument. Nothing can be more frustrating than a soft sounding, out of tune instrument. A New resonance chamber in the bell of the YCL-450N aids in projection and improves intonation in lower notes, allowing for consistency and confidence. Intermediate instruments need to feel different than student model instruments. Part of making the YCL-450N "feel" better is the upgrade in spring material. Blue steel springs give the keys a lighter touch and feel while producing a smooth, quick action. This instrument is brand new and carries the full manufacturer's warranty.

The nickel-plated keys provide a more clear and focused tone. Also, the nickel-plated keys of the YCL-450N provide a good alternative for people who have an allergic reaction to silver-plating. In order to make the keys to the appropriate strength level, a technique called power forging is used. The results of this hi-tech process are keys that are exceptionally durable and contoured to the best possible ergonomic shape. Yamaha intermediate model instruments set themselves apart with their use of professional materials and features. Straight tone holes with tapered undercuts provide outstanding intonation and response making the YCL-450N play like a pro-model instrument. Yamaha's Band and Orchestral Division debuted the YCL-450NM Duet + intermediate Clarinet at the 2013 NAMM Show. This brand new addition to Yamaha's clarinet line is the first intermediate clarinet to feature Duet+ construction, which combines physical elements of wood and resin. Duet+ also represents the melding of old world craftsmanship and new world technological advancements. Less prone to cracking and yielding better sound production, the Duet+ model takes the guesswork out of selecting an instrument. The consistency and reliability offered by the YCL-450NM Duet+ Intermediate Clarinet make it an easy choice for music educators, school band and orchestra students and players living in areas with extreme climates. This intermediate clarinet includes a stabilizing ABS resin injection-molded upper joint inner bore, which drastically reduces the chance of cracking in the upper joint and allows for greater consistency in sound production. In addition, the Duet+ model includes an adjustable thumb rest and waterproof Valentino pads that provide increased resonance along with a more mature tone quality to the sound. While competitively priced, the Duet+ model offers the superior durability and quality that Yamaha is recognized for. The double ring of the Duet+ logo embossed on the clarinet graphically represents a cross-section view of the instrument's body. This logo also signifies two materials joining together "in harmony," much like two players coming together to play a duet.

  • Fingering: Boehm
  • Key System: 17 keys, 6 rings
  • Barrel Length: 65 mm
  • Body Material: Grenadilla Insert injected ABS resin (upper joint)
  • Barrel Material: Grenadilla
  • Bell Material: Grenadilla
  • Key Material: Nickel Silver
  • Plating: Nickel
  • Bore: Machined
  • Tone Holes: Straight inset type with tapered undercut
  • Thumb Rest: Fixed
  • Mouthpiece: Yamaha 4C
  • Mouthpiece: Cap Plastic
  • Ligature: Nickel-plated
  • Spring Type: Blue steel needle
  • Pad Type: Lucien deluxe double skin
  • Posts: Threaded

This instrument is brand new and carries the full manufacturer's warranty.

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We warranty every item we sell to be free of mechanical defects. If you find an issue with your purchase, please contact us. We will either reimburse you to have any minor repairs completed by your local repair shop, or we will send you a label to cover all return postage charges so that we can either repair your instrument, exchange your instrument, or issue you a refund for your instrument. We stand behind our products, and we truly want you to be happy.

Please note that if you simply change your mind about purchase of an item - if you find that it's just not the one for you - you are still entitled to a full refund. We never charge a restocking fee; however, you will be responsible for the expense involved in shipping the item back to us. Upon receipt of your return, our technicians will go over the instrument to ensure everything is in the same condition in which it was sold, and then your refund will be proceed directly, no questions asked. 

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BRAND NEW ITEMS are covered by the full manufacturer’s warranty unless specifically noted otherwise. Please check individual makers for terms and conditions.

OPEN BOX ITEMS include a two-year warranty serviced through our in-house repair shop. We guarantee that every instrument we sell is free of mechanical defects.

PLEASE NOTE: Warranty does not cover the following:

  1. Damage, deterioration or malfunction resulting from accident, negligence, misuse, abuse, operation or failure to follow instructions according to the Owner’s Manual for this product
  2. Any unit which has been altered or on which the serial number has been defaced, modified or removed
  3. Normal wear and any periodic maintenance
  4. Deterioration due to perspiration, corrosive atmosphere or other external causes such as extremes in temperature or humidity
  5. Lacquer or plating finish wear
  6. Springs, pads and felt parts  

USED/VINTAGE ITEMS include a one-year warranty with the same exclusions as above.

    HOW TO USE YOUR WARRANTY

    Contact customerservice@brassandwinds.com attaching photos of the affected item, so that we we may determine the best course of action:
    (For larger repairs) Receive a free mailing label to send the instrument back to us for repair. We will address any technical problems in our shop and send you back your horn free of charge.
    -OR-
    (For small repairs) Bring your instrument to a trusted local shop for a quote, and we will reimburse you their nominal shop fee to fix it at their location.
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