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Beta Bb Clarinet
Your first wooden clarinet
For intermediate students looking to own their first wooden step-up clarinet, the Beta offers unparalleled value and beautiful out-of-the box playability. Featuring unstained, naturally-aged grenadilla wood, the barrel, body and bell are all crafted in Canada from the exact same wood used for our professional and custom clarinets.
With a comfortable blowing resistance and an ergonomic key work mechanism, moving up to the Beta clarinet is a breeze. Water resistant black Valentino pads, an adjustable thumb rest with neck strap ring, and a durable hard shell case round out an impressive list of features at an even more impressive price.
One Beta Barrel, One Backun Bell, Mouthpiece kit (mouthpiece, ligature, cap), Custom Backpack Case, Swab and Cork Grease.
Left Hand Eb Lever (standard in some markets)
My first brand new clarinet
I've retired, and wanted to get back to playing the clarinet, which I loved in Junior High School. I had a used Leblanc Noblet then, which was fine for a kid. When I got out of school it was loaned to someone in the family and never returned. I bought a used Normandy about 25 years ago, until I loaned it to my niece for school band. I did get it back, but I had never loved it, and so didn't play it at all upon its return. Now is the time to return to the clarinet, and what better gift to myself than a new Beta?!! This one won't be loaned to anyone, ever. It's so beautiful, I can't wait to play her. I am filled with joy, just from the anticipation! I'm grateful to the online support provided these days, and especially to Michelle Anderson, Clarinet Mentor.
Love it, so smooth but the B key left has changed and is stuffy and will not sound immediately like it used to
This horn is fabulous. the middle notes of a, b flat and g are just in tune, no need to put down any other fingers to change the intonation. high notes are a breeze
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Hi Debbi, thank you for taking the time to post a review. To address your concern about the B key, I would ask that you please take it to your local music repair technician. This is a simple fix that they can perform for a nominal fee. If purchased from an Authorized Backun Dealer, they should also be able to assist you.
Really nice entryway to professional clarinets
I'm a high school student, and this has been my first wooden clarinet purchase. I absolutely love playing on it, it's made it so much easier and more enjoyable for me to pick it up and practice. Thanks Backun!
Very High Quality Instrument
Upon receiving the clarinet, the quality of the instrument was very clear. It is a joy to finally own a Backun Clarinet.
This clarinet has great sound at a reasonable price.
It has a clear and free sound. It sounds great with good intonation. I chose it over a used R13.