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Professional instrument from the first name in clarinets.
In collaboration with Buffet-Crampon workshops and internationallly renowned clarinetists, Paul Meyer worked on the research project for developing new acoustics, resulting in the Divine clarinet. The word 'divine' conjures such qualities as beauty, splendour, and awe; a level of perfection. It is a word of high praise with connotations of purity and light. This is the Buffet-Crampon Divine Bb Professional Clarinet.
This model benefits from having the same hole placement as the Tosca model which allows for better intonation in every register.
The improved bore favors flexible register-crossing and free blowing during the most demanding pieces. The Divine clarinet comes with two barrels - 65mm (442hz) and 66mm (440hz) – which fit with both the Bb and the A model.
The Divine is made of grenadilla wood with specific upper joint Green Line tone-hole slots eliminating air leaks on tone-holes most prone to crack. The carbon wire (a Buffet Crampon patent), which replaces the metal rings, makes the clarinet 60 grams lighter and thus contributes to its exceptional balance with greater vibration and less restriction.
As with the Tosca model, the Divine clarinets are equipped with a low F correction key.
New keywork and spatulas enhance the clarinet’s ergonomics without destabilizing the musician’s capabilities.
Whereas the Tosca clarinet was the R13 bore’s top range model, the Divine features the Buffet Crampon RC bore’s latest evolution. This new range of clarinet represents a major step forward in Buffet Crampon’s history, by fusing technical expertise with unparalleled craftsmanship in French wind instrument manufacturing.
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Comments about Buffet Crampon Divine Bb Professional Clarinet:
I am writing this review on behalf of my wife the professional clarinetist since she isn't into technology. To my ear, her Buffet prestige had a very high overtone that accompanied all of her sound, which we normally associate with the clarinet sound. After switching to the Divine, the sound is overtone free, sounding more like the "This old house" theme song rather than "the wooden trumpet" sort of sound. I describe the sound that is missing as a sort of quiet scream. The clarinet is exceptionally in tune, top to bottom. The low notes start very quickly with almost no build up and the high notes feel light and graceful.
It should be noted that she did not like the Tosca clarinet for its intonation.
The only concern is when she is playing second chair in some orchestras - her intonation will not complement the first chair's intonation (but will complement the rest of the orchestra since it is spot on) and may cause some dissapointments there. Her plan is to play the Prestige clarinet in that setting.
The corks are exceptionally tight, which she likes.
The additional key at the bottom is odd though since the clarinet is so in tune. So far she has not found a use for it.
While this clarinet costs some seriously long green, we would buy it again even if it costs more. It is that good.
My wife has a masters of clarinet performance and has been playing professionally for several decades in symphonies and many other small groups. She is one of those been there, done that warriors of the sections and lives for the next big solo. She has serious skills.