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

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 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 bass clarinet

Buffet Tosca Bass Clarinet

RMS Hand-Selected and Professionally Set Up

$14,540

If you are interested in trying our bass clarinets, you can learn more about our clarinet trials here.  Contact us at info@rodriguezmusical.com or 470-545-9803.

”Thank you, Heather and Alcides, for such a wonderful Tosca bass clarinet. It truly is a very special instrument. I’m loving it... It’s reassuring that two accomplished clarinetists who are knowledgeable of the products have already separated out the best. And the setup was masterful, with spring tension being no less than perfect. I highly recommend RMS for any clarinetist looking for a fine instrument.”
William Thomas Bass clarinetist, Virginia Symphony
“Thank you for sending a truly great instrument to me. It is daunting to make such a large purchase, especially since so much will depend on having a great instrument for my current and future work. I am glad I came to you. Thanks again!”
Bryn Huntington Bass clarinetist, Boise, ID
“I’m absolutely in love with my new instrument. Alcides’ work truly makes a huge difference in how the instrument plays—in fact I sometimes forget that I’m playing a bass clarinet. 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 Rodriguez Musical Services again!”
Gabriel Campos Zamora Principal clarinet, Minnesota Symphony
“I'm a former Air Force musician who's too busy in my new career to do the necessary legwork to find a quality instrument. Heather and Alcides really know their stuff. They made the decision process for my new Tosca bass clarinet an easy one... I couldn't be happier!“
Keelan McCamey Bass clarinetist, Eerie, CO
“I am really loving the Tosca! It's so easy to play I forget I'm on a bass clarinet. I am thrilled with the instrument! Thank you!!“
Candice Kiser Clarinetist, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra
“After playing the bass since its arrival on Monday, this is a keeper. I am especially appreciative of clear-sounding clarion D E and F. You were recommended to me by a pro who has done business with you, and I'm lucky for the input!“
Thomas Trainor Bass Clarinetist, Hillsboro, OR
“Thank you so much for getting this instrument out to me so quickly. It arrived this afternoon in perfect condition. I think it is a great horn! It has such clear focus and depth of tone, and I find the intonation to be better than my regular bass. I played it today in rehearsal- Very nice fit!“
Jerry Simas Bass Clarinetist, San Francisco Symphony
“Thank you both so much for the bass clarinet. I’m absolutely in love with it! It plays like a dream. I have practiced on it every single day so far, and I’ve received tons of compliments on the sound at the concerts!“
Ben Hipp Bass Clarinetist, Charleston, SC
“The bass absolutely plays great! The tuning is awesome, and the instrument plays so easily. Thank you so much for all your help. It really feels great and plays wonderfully!“
Annah Chavarria Clarinetist, El Paso Symphony
“The bass came yesterday afternoon, and I love it! The core sound is so rich, and the intonation is awesome! It plays so smooth too. It's a much better horn than what I've been playing on, and I liked that one!“
Colleen White Artist Associate of Clarinet, Willamette University

RMS does not offer payment plans, but is pleased to offer instrument financing through First Mutual Finance.