Featuring a bell shape and barrel design similar to that of the V Series, the YCL-450 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. The combination of precious wood and state-of -the-art resin is not simply a “Duet” of tradition and technology – it’s a “Plus” advantage indeed!
Duet+ Upper Joint
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.
New 65mm barrel
The YCL-450NM 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.
New bell design
Nothing can be more frustrating than a soft sounding, out of tune instrument. A New resonance chamber in the bell of the YCL-450NM aids in projection and improves intonation in lower notes, allowing for consistency and confidence.
“Blue” steel spring material
Intermediate instruments need to feel different than student model instruments. Part of making the YCL-450NM “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.
Sculptured, nickel-plated keys
The nickel-plated keys provide a more clear and focused tone. Also, the nickel-plated keys of the YCL-450NM 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.
Straight tone holes with tapered undercut
Yamaha intermediate model instruments set themselves aside with their use of professional materials and features. Straight tone holes with tapered undercuts provide outstanding intonation and response making the YCL-450NM play like a pro-model instrument.
Key of Bb
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
Tone Holes: Straight inset type with tapered undercut
Thumb Rest: Fixed
Mouthpiece: Yamaha 4C
Mouthpiece Cap: Plastic
Spring Type: Blue steel needle
Pad Type: Lucien deluxe double skin
The Yamaha YCL-450NM Intermediate Clarinet includes the following items:
- Brand New Yamaha YCL-450NM Intermediate Clarinet
- YAC CLC-180 ABS Plastic case
- YAC 1270 4C plastic mouthpiece
- YAC 1600 Silver-plated ligature
- YAC 1639 Silver-plated mouthpiece cap
- YAC 1010P Cork grease; square box
- YAC 1050P Linen swab for wood clarinets
The Yamaha YCL-450NM Intermediate Clarinet is covered by a Yamaha 5 year limited warranty.
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