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With improved key fitting and mechanical durability over previous models.
The RCP0146 Lyrique Bb clarinet has the even blowing resistance and tuning commonly identifed with only the finest clarinets, correcting many tuning faults largely regarded as unsolvable without additional key work and tone holes.
The tone is both dark and resonant throughout the full range and extremely stable. Players of all skill levels will appreciate its timberal beauty, how easy the tone is to center and how effortlessly the focus is maintained throughout the clarinet's full range.
Perhaps the most remarkable and enjoyable thing about the RCP-146 Lyrique Bb is the experience of phrasing music. Since it requires minimal embouchure/air pressure adjustment to play the full range of the clarinet, one has the sense that one can just "set and forget" the embouchure and then begin imagining the music.
The RCP-146 Lyrique Bb soprano clarinet is proof positive that you don't have to break the bank to get an excellent clarinet. The RCP-146 Lyrique is the first hand tuned clarinet that is truly in the price range of even young clarinetists, and comes with all the support and services provided with the RCP 576BC, professional clarinet.
The body is made of ABS that will not warp or crack and the hand reamed barrel is made of pure natural hard rubber that increases the darkness and roundness of tone, especially in the high register.
The RPC-146 Lyrique Bb features a handmade mouthpiece, power forged keys, standard thumb rest, a Ridenour Thumb Saddle, 1 hard rubber barrel, hard shell case, swab and cork grease.
All Lyrique Bb clarinets come standard with in-line, separate post mounted trill keys, a double reenforced crows foot that helps maintain trouble-free coupling of the F/C-E/B keys, and free after-point-of-purchase customizing and support.
Proof positive that you don't have to break the bank to get an excellent clarinet.