Buffet Tosca Bass Clarinet
Buffet introduced the Tosca bass clarinet in 2014 to well-deserved acclaim. Its focused sound and luminous tone, assisted by a unique new register key system, allows the most demanding musician the ability to play the instrument’s entire repertoire with an exceptional freedom and confidence.
Its intuitive, soundless Tosca bass mechanism liberates the artist from the usual constraints imposed by the key action on the lower joint and the movements of the plateau keys of the instrument.
The Tosca bass clarinet is revered for it’s warmth and depth of tone, and is commended for its flexibility between registers without the need to change the embouchure or air flow.
Tosca Bass Clarinet Features
- New register system with an additional resonance tone hole (for a clear throat B♭)
- Rubber dampers/bumpers (to eliminate noise from mechanisms)
- White leather pads
- Metal capped tenons
- Adjustable speaker key
- Double low D & E♭ keys (for better facility)
- C/C♯ roller (for more ergonomic trills)
- Carbon fiber case
- RMS Hand selected and Professionally set up
RMS Professional Set Up
All RMS bass clarinets are hand-selected at Buffet and are professionally set up by Alcides Rodriguez.
- Ensuring pads are sealing properly (reseating or replacing as needed)
- Evening out key tensions and adjusting key heights
- Ensuring the key systems are smooth (with special attention to the bass clarinet register mechanism)
- Adding extra bumpers and felts, as needed
- Final play testing and adjustments
Buffet Tosca 1195 Bass Clarinet
RMS Hand-Selected and Professionally Set Up
If you are interested in trying our bass clarinets, you can learn more about our clarinet trials here. Contact us at email@example.com or 470-545-9803.
Buffet Bass Clarinets with Low C extension (Tosca 1185R and Prestige 1183R) can be found here.