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Allora AABC-304 Bass Clarinet  

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  • Durable hard rubber
  • Nickel plated keys, neck, and bell
  • Italian leather pads
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A versatile bass clarinet players are sure to love!


The Allora model AABC-304 has the distinctive rich, dark tone that bass clarinets are known and loved for. The AABC-304 Incorporates features found on the best student bass clarinets such as nickel-plated keys, neck, and bell, Italian leather pads, and superior blue steel springs. An adjustable support peg takes the instrument weight off the player. This versatile instrument is available with a choice of a low Eb or low C key extensions. A weather resistant hard rubber body has a rich, warm tone, and makes the AABC-304 bass clarinet at home on the marching field or the concert stage. Includes wooden case, mouthpiece, cap and ligature.


The Allora line of instruments was developed to offer the student musician an excellent start to their music career, at prices that parents can afford. Each Allora instrument design has been painstakingly researched and play-tested by woodwind specialists. Allora instruments meet exacting standards for intonation, comfort, and mechanical reliability.


Features
  • Durable hard rubber
  • Nickel plated keys, neck, and bell
  • Italian leather pads
  • Adjustable support peg
  • Blue steel springs
  • Available with low Eb (AABC-304E) or low C (AABC-304C) extention key
  • Includes: wooden case, mouthpiece, cap and ligature

Order a step-up bass clarinet with the low extension you need!

 

AABC-304 Bass Clarinet Specifications:

  • Model: AABC-304
  • Level: intermediate
  • Key: Bb
  • Neck: nickel-plated
  • Body material: hard rubber
  • Body style: two-piece
  • Bell: nickel-plated
  • Keys: nickel-plated
  • Range: low Eb or low C
  • Pads: Italian leather
  • Springs: blue steel
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AlloraAABC-304 Bass Clarinet
 
5.0

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5.0

Perfect Intro to the Bass Clarinet

By Mark Z.

from Philadelphia, PA

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Rich Sound
  • Warm Tone

Cons

  • Poor Quality

Best Uses

  • Orchestra
  • Recording
  • Soundtracks
  • Symphonies

Comments about Allora AABC-304 Bass Clarinet:

I got this slightly used, so it may have effected its state of repair. Before talking about the glowing positives, I will mention the few negatives.

The finish on the keys has almost completely worn away after 3 months. The automatic octave mechanism sticks, no matter how often I clean the pad. Hopefully a pad replacement will make this problem go away. The low notes (below Eb) needed adjustment to be able to play them without holding down extra keys to close the pads. The mouthpiece is also sub-par.

Now for the positives. With a new mouthpiece (the Clark Fobes Debut), the tone is resonant and warm. Honestly, I'm blown away by the tone and response once it has been properly adjusted. Hard rubber really makes a difference compared to plastic. And the range to low C is fantastic. I can easily cover 4 octaves, and the 5th octave is within reach. The case is also fairly durable. It's been knocked around a bit and there is hardly any wear.

I would recommend this to anyone, as long as you're willing to spend a little time and money bringing the instrument up to snuff. As I said at the top, this may have been the result of it being used, but I had to file down a couple posts that were too long and bend some keys. I plan on buying other instruments from this brand, knowing there may be a little work involved to make it shine.

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5.0

Excellent instrument!

By paulapelham

from Pelham, NH

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Beautiful Instrument
  • Quality Craftsmanship
  • Warm Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • School Bands

    Comments about Allora AABC-304 Bass Clarinet:

    This is a perfect instrument for a student with 5 years experience. Easy to play and sounds so nice!

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