Buffet has set a new standard for young players with the ”ease of play, reliability and accurate tuning” of the E12F clarinet. RMS takes the instrument to the next level still with RMS hand-selection and the RMS Professional Set up, including detailed keywork and mechanical fine tuning.
Unstained Grenadilla wood
Polycylindrical bore (similar the the R13)
Adjustable thumb rest with neck strap hook
Mouthpiece by custom maker, Dave McClune
Light weight, ergonomic backpack case
RMS Professional Set up
RMS Professional Set Up Features
All tenons are checked and adjusted for proper fit.
Pads are tested and replaced, if needed, to improve response and evenness between notes.
Most bumpers are replaced with more durable and reliable materials for a more optimal mechanism performance.
All key tension is regulated.
Throat G# and Side F keys are modified where they reach the instrument’s body to achieve proper contact with the body.
Final play-test and final adjustments are made.
RMS Premium E12F Clarinet $2,120
RMS Hand-Selected & Professionally Set Up
If you are interested in trying our clarinets, you can learn more about our clarinet trials here. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 470-545-9803.
“It is a beautiful instrument! The ease of response, the clarity of the sound, and the consistency of the tone color all the way up and down the instrument is incredible! Also, the tune up work that was done on the instrument is truly top notch. It is a real joy to play!”
Andrew BuckleyClarinetist, Rochester, NY
“My experience with RMS has been the most seamless and enjoyable instrument purchase I have ever made. Their instruments were all beautifully set up, which made choosing an instrument far easier! I cannot recommend them enough!”
Kevin SchaffterClarinetist & Music Director of MusAid
“I couldn't be happier with my new set of clarinets. Heather and Alcides are fantastic musicians, so they pick only the top inventory to sell. This makes the whole experience very easy and stress-free. If you are looking for a new instrument(s), they will not disappoint!”
Patrick RehkerClarinetist, Rockford Symphony
“I purchased a gem Buffet R13 Prestige from RMS and couldn't be more happy with it. Alcides' key work is spectacular (and I'm picky) and the overall shopping experience was second to none. I can't recommend strongly enough that RMS needs to be your go-to for excellent professional instruments!”
Kenneth LongClarinetist, Georgia State University
“Rodriguez Musical Services is a terrific selection service! I have tried clarinets in many different venues, but never before have I encountered such a variety of high quality Buffet models all in one place!”
Brad WhitfieldSecond clarinet, Alabama Symphony
“Thank you for such fine instruments! I am thoroughly enjoying breaking them in. They are marvelous!”
Diana HaskellAssociate principal clarinet, St. Louis Symphony
“I've had my new R13 for several days now, and I’m thoroughly pleased with it! I don’t believe that I have ever played an instrument that has had this level of evenness throughout every register. Nor have I come across an instrument that has the same special resonance as this one!”
Eric BrombergClarinetist, Lexington, SC
“I’m absolutely in love with my new instrument. Alcides’ work truly makes a huge difference in how the instrument plays... More importantly, my new instrument was selected by a performer: someone who understands the concerns and needs of other performers. I look forward to working with RMS again!”
Gabriel Campos ZamoraPrincipal clarinet, Minnesota Orchestra
“You aren't going to find a better clarinet shop... period. More than personalized service, more than the highest quality clarinet. If you are even semi-serious about playing clarinet, you simply need to make the journey.”