Clarinet Selection Service
“I’m absolutely in love with my new instrument. Alcides’ work truly makes a huge difference in how the instrument plays. And most importantly, my new instrument was selected by a performer: someone who understands the concerns and needs of other performers.”
RMS is dedicated to excellence in the hand selection of Buffet clarinets. We look for truly exceptional sounding instruments with the following qualities:
- A rich, resonant tone and a sweet core (a clarinet that ‘sings’)
- Evenness of scale and resistance
- A sound that exhibits a large spectrum of overtones and colors
The R13 clarinets we select are offered with two options: Factory Standard and RMS Premium Upgrade. You can learn more about this choice and pricing for R13’s here.
The Premium model Buffet clarinets we select are all set up to our mechanical and acoustical standards including:
- Checking pads (reseating or replacing as needed)
- Evening out key tensions
- Adjusting key heights
- Making sure the mechanisms are all in good working order
Our premium model Buffet clarinets (Traditions, Festivals, Prestiges, Toscas and Légendes) are hand selected at the Buffet factory in Mantes la Ville, France by Alcides Rodriguez (Atlanta Symphony clarinetist) and Alexandre Chabod (Paris Opera clarinetist).
“RMS is the gold standard for selecting a new instrument. Whether you’re a student, professional, or teacher, they will find you an instrument that fits your voice.”
We are pleased to offer instrument financing through First Mutual Finance. You can find the online application here.