YCL221IIS - Yamaha YCL221II B♭ bass clarinet Default title
YCL221IIS - Yamaha YCL221II B♭ bass clarinet Default title
YCL221IIS - Yamaha YCL221II B♭ bass clarinet Default title
YCL221IIS - Yamaha YCL221II B♭ bass clarinet Default title
YCL221IIS - Yamaha YCL221II B♭ bass clarinet Default title
YCL221IIS - Yamaha YCL221II B♭ bass clarinet Default title

Yamaha YCL221II B♭ bass clarinet

Stock code: Yamaha YCL221IIS new
  • Bb bass clarinet, plays to low Eb
  • Easy to play with accurate intonation
  • Matte ABS resin body to resemble grenadilla wood
  • Silver-plated keywork, neck and bell
  • Free setup by our woodwind technician - ready to play!
RRP £3,063
£1,909.97 ex. VAT
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High end specifications

The first thing to mention about this stunning YCL221II bass clarinet is the fact that it has the same basic body specifications and tonehole designs as Yamaha's pro model bass clarinets. Consequently the instrument is capable of producing a surprisingly full, rich sound which bears remarkable similarity to that made by much more expensive, wooden models.

Great tone and finish

The instrument is made from ABS plastic which makes it much more practical for the school environment and for younger players as it's not only lightweight but it is much more durable to and easy to maintain. The two-piece construction allows it to be carried around easily in its compact carry case.

Features of the YCL221II...

Design Based on Pro Model
We use the same materials and special crafting techniques as on our pro model YCL-621 to form the bell and neck giving improved roundness for better resonance. All key systems were also designed based on the 621 for smooth comfortable performance.

A Natural Neck Angle
The YCL-221 boasts a neck angle similar to a soprano clarinet for natural feeling comfort, endurance, and playability. Only Yamaha with its hightech production capability can offer this neck angle on a student model.

Easy to Hold/Easy to Play
The YCL-221 key positioning is ergonomically designed for comfort, while the ABS resin body is much lighter than wooden models making it easier to hold and play, And the attractive matte finish looks the same as a pro Grenadilla model.

Stronger Keys
After extensive research, Yamaha metallurgists have come up with a new stronger alloy for the key mechanism. This enhanced durability is especially important on a bass clarinet with its long key rods.

New Register Key Design
The positioning and size of the register key tonehole was scientifically determined to give the most accurate intonation and strong tonal projection. The new register key mechanism has been created for stable smooth action.

Easy to Assemble
A rounded key connector ensures that the keys fit together during assembly of the upper and lower joints. And Yamaha's unique combination of natural cork complemented by synthetic rings facilitates effortless assembly.

The thumbhook is adjustable for comfortable positioning of the right hand. Made of ABS resin, it can flex a little to prevent chaffing, but is extremely strong.

Compact Case
Because the YCL-221 body separates into two pieces, it fits into a very compact and lightweight case. This attractive and stylish case is made to stack for easy storage, and offers extremely durable protection for the instrument.

What's in the box?

The outfit boasts an attractive matt-black finish which resembles the pricey 'Grenadilla wood' used with higher-grade clarinets. It includes a Yamaha 4C mouthpiece, a ligature and mouthpiece cap.

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