Yamaha YCL-622II Low C Professional Bass Clarinet
The Yamaha YCL-622II bass clarinet is loaded with features allowing for a pleasing tone and the ability to consistently play in tune. Posts, which attach the keys to the instrument, have been redesigned for extra durability and tone holes have also been improved to facilitate good intonation. Better key action is thanks to the blue steel springs which help operate the keys. The keys themselves are constructed of durable nickel silver with silver-plating adding slight weight for a fuller bodied sound. Additional silver plating on the instruments bell and neck allows for added sound projection. Yamaha also included metal tenon sleeves between the pieces of the clarinet to improve the seal between all joints of the instrument. Though requiring extra care due to the body of the bass clarinet being constructed in two pieces, it makes the instrument more portable than a single piece counterpart.