Classic Cantabile CLK-20 B Plastic Clarinet German Fingering

  • Bb clarinet, German clarinet
  • 20 keys, 6 rings
  • Ebonite body in real wood style
  • adjustable thumb holder ring for lanyard
  • including case, cleaning cloth
Classic Cantabile

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Delivery time 1 - 3 working days
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Delivery on Monday, 24.01.2022, if you order within  22 Hrs. 50 Min. with Express delivery.
Finance from 9,60 € per month
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Used from 228,00 €
Product number: 00028011

The Classic Cantabile CLK-20 Clarinet offers exceptional quality that you will hardly find in this price range!

The clarinet is made using a special method of ebonite and thus resembles to a wooden clarinet visually as well as soundwise, almost to the last detail.

Especially for beginners, it's a plastic instrument to avoid hygienic concerns. Due to the durability of ebonite, actually, the CLK-20 is perfect for playing outdoors, and unlike wood does not absorb the moisture.

This beautiful, high-quality instrument is an absolute all-rounder and it's, due to the low price and great sound alike, suited for a study instrument or as a second instrument for advanced players.

Specification

Colour Black

Reviews

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Supper Topp again and again
Review from Joachim on 08.04.2021
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The clarinet is as I imagined am very satisfied.
Inexpensive, mechanically solidly built and intonationally balanced Bb clarinet with a surprisingly beautiful tone
Review from Dr. Gregor on 31.12.2020
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I am very satisfied with the Classic Cantabile CLK-20 Bb clarinet, German system, considering the quality of the instrument in relation to the reasonable price.

The short notes of the clarinet intonate well, are quite full and resonant; the clarinet produces a surprisingly round and overtone-rich sound in all registers. (For a few problem notes, see below.) Of particular note, the clarinet is really well tuned overall for a plastic clarinet in the 440-442 Hz range. The action is solid enough for beginners, but also for advanced players who want to use the clarinet for assignments in the rain and cold. I personally use it for outdoor use and church concerts in the winter with a professional mouthpiece (Wurlitzer FO or Playnick B1) and a cocobolo bulb with best success. Even as a beginner, you should immediately replace the mouthpiece supplied with the clarinet with a good mouthpiece for German system, which will cost approx. 80-190 Euros new, depending on the manufacturer (e.g. ESM, Vandoren, Wurlitzer, Playnick, Maxton, Gleichweit). This investment is worth it in any case.

Without much effort this setup could be improved by replacing the plastic bulb and possibly also the plastic cup of the clarinet with grenadilla or cocobolo counterparts. At the very least, replacing the plastic bulb with a high-quality wooden bulb raises the clarinet's overall sound to a surprisingly high level. Perhaps the Kirstein company could give some thought to whether there is a market for such a variant and whether the Chinese manufacturers could not produce such a supplement at a reasonable price. Backun in Canada already offers such alternatives (in an admittedly somewhat higher-priced, but still affordable variant) for their Backun Alpha Boehm system.

As an ambitious amateur clarinetist, formerly also semi-professional, I have some suggestions for improvement. The following weak points I have been able to find in two different CLK-20 to the same extent; I therefore assume that these are minor design difficulties on the part of the manufacturer:

1. the cork under the left jack for the f#/c#2 is too thin, not well glued and falls off after a short time. This can cause the jack to jump out of the guide. A better - perhaps directly below the lifter - attached, thicker cork could work wonders here and can be attached quickly.

The notes f#2, f2 and e2 resonate worse than necessary, they stuff a little. With a little skill, the player can compensate for this, but perhaps the manufacturer should think about how to solve this particular problem directly.

Two more suggestions:

3. the E-flat jack should be replaced with an F-flat jack. As far as I can see, most clarinetists with a German system like to use the F jack, rarely just the Eb jack.

4) I still don't understand the use of the white gloves that come with all Asian low budget instruments. Could this superfluous extra not be replaced by a high-quality wiper or similar?

Verdict: Despite two minor problems that can be fixed, I would prefer the Classic Cantabile CLK-20 Bb clarinet, German system, when compared to other current plastic products. It is an inexpensive, mechanically solidly built and intonationally balanced clarinet with which one can produce a beautiful, pleasant tone.
Good clarinet for the price
Review from Stefan on 24.11.2020
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Our daughter regularly uses a Schreiber clarinet.
This one made of ebonite serves as a replacement and primarily for playing outdoors.
Fulfills exactly the intended purpose, as expected.
A real surprise!
Review from Anonymus on 18.03.2020
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Faced with the choice of having my 25 year old clarinet (German brand, 21 keys, used in a wind orchestra mainly in the 1st clarinet, purchase price at the time approx. 2000 DM) overhauled (which can be quite costly) or buying a new one, I came across this offer.
To my great surprise (otherwise I would have sent the instrument back): Pads (sunk into the key heads and not just glued on flat), cork (intelligently the connection with the adjustment screws is solved), mechanics - everything top and cleanly processed. When using my previous mouthpiece: Intonation and sound impeccable. Long-term experience is of course not yet available - but any "quirk susceptibility" is not apparent.
Classic Cantabile CLK 20
Review from Manuela on 09.02.2020
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Great instrument made of ebonite. Can be played super. Fast delivery and great value for money.

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