Q Series Bb Clarinet

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  • Classic feel and playability

    The Q Series clarinet offers those who prefer a more traditional French-style instrument the chance to experience the world of Backun. We combine modern manufacturing techniques and treatments, including a carbon fibre middle joint ring, with classic grenadilla wood and silver-plated key work to produce an instrument with truly familiar feel and playability.

    Inline trill keys help reduce condensation accumulation, and precision under- and over-cut tone holes ensure impeccable intonation and response. An affordable masterpiece, the Q Series is the classic choice.

 

 

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JP
07/31/2020
Jackson P.
United States United States
It's Good!

I just got mine today, the instrument has impeccable fit and finish, it plays in tune throughout the entire register, even on the throat tones, and its super easy to play. Well worth the money, especially in comparison to similarly priced instruments from other manufactures.

M
06/09/2020
Mitch
Solid Design and Build

So far so great, after a week of playing only 15 minutes a day (recommended break-in), I'm feeling more and more comfortable with this instrument. The tuning is close to perfect right out of the box and the altissimo register requires less effort than my old horn. I have tried a couple of other horns (different manufacturer) and they all needed adjustment or had intonation problems. The fit and finish appear fine so far. My only disappointment is the high schoolish backpack case. If there was an option for a more professional case, I would have ordered one.

JC
06/01/2020
John C.
Superb

I have never played a clarinet like this, just superb in every way, a revolution in design and quality.

BL
06/01/2020
Ben L.
Super Happy With Q Series

The Q Series clarinet with Lumiere bell and barrels was a big upgrade from my Buffet R13. The evenness and stability across registers allows you to really push the instrument while maintaining a rich core to the sound. One aspect that didn't fit my preferences is the spring tension on the keywork, which I found to be too resistant (especially on the pinky keys, which also seem to have a greater travel distance compared to my Buffet), however this can be adjusted by most technicians. Overall I'm super happy with my new clarinet!

RB
06/01/2020
Rodnie B.
Another Great Quality Product

The Q is a beautifully made instrument. It is easy to play across all registers with spot on intonation. This is my second Backun clarinet. My first was a Protege Cocobolo which is also a wonderfully crafted instrument. But the Q could be said to stand for Quality, Quick response and Quaint! What can I say, its another Backun great quality product!

NK
05/25/2020
Noah K.
Love it!

I love my Q-Series. It plays sooo well. I used to play on a Selmer CL211 and a Yamaha Model 20. I though those were amazing, but when I got my Backun Q-Series Bb Clarinet in the mail and started playing it, I knew it was the clarinet for me. The consistency between registers is like no other. I am a 15 year old clarinetist and saxophonist eager to pursue a career in music, and I will always choose Backun products!


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Standard Backun, Buffet, Selmer (USA, Centered Tone, 10G, Series 9), Yamaha (including CSG), and most other brands
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