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Blashaus vs. Selmer

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BLASHAUS Exclusive
Bass Clarinet Neck BCH2 Medium Heavy and Heavy Heavy Series II

For more than twenty years, we have worked intensely with the bass clarinet. We have recently developed our own line of bass clarinet necks/crooks. They are heavier than typical necks/crooks and are reinforced. Our Series II necks feature continuous S-curve pipes with precision-calibrated tube bends and thicker walls for improved energy flow.

Focused Sound with Presence
The bass clarinet has a marvelous sound which is unfortunately often covered in the ensemble with it's typical location toward the rear, competing with other instruments with more intense volume levels, and the inherent lack projection of the bass clarinet.

Our bass clarinet necks enable the player to transfer energy more directly and quickly to the instrument. The player can increase the air-flow pressure, providing a more stable, solid playing experience. The result is a more focused, fatter sound with more presence that projects much better in all environments.

The neck is also equipped with an adjustable register vent.

The BCH2 Serie II is particularly well suited for expressive solo play and in ensembles with high stage volume levels.

Medium Heavy or Heavy Heavy
We developed two basic variations:
The Medium Heavy, which is more rigid and has more mass than the original neck, and the Heavy Heavy, which has extreme reinforcement adding to the heaviness and great mass of these necks.

Available as Selmer and Buffet models
The BLASHAUS exclusive bass clarinet neck BCH2 Series II is available for all Selmer models and for today’s Buffet prestige models.
(A bass clarinet neck for Buffet Crampon Tosca bass clarinets is currently under development.)

More power from your instrument:
An angle that fits you

We offer 3 different angles as well:

  • Steep
    This neck angle corresponds as with the original Buffet prestige model, to play very comfortably while sitting.
  • Regular
    This neck corresponds to today’s open Selmer. This angle is recommended for soloists who play while standing.
  • Flat
    Flatter than the open original Selmer neck angle. This type is often preferred by saxophonists and doublers. The playing angle is similar to that of a saxophone.

Two surfaces are available:
Silver or gold

All model are available in either Silver or Gold plate:

  • Silver (brushed silvered)
  • Gold (brushed gilded)

The material the neck is plated with also influences the sound quality: The gold plating produces a very dark, rich and robust sound while the Silver plating produces a more brilliant tonal quality.

Model Numbers
Bass Clarinet Neck BCH2 Serie II Medium Heavy
Silver Gold
Steep Angle BCH2-MH-SA-S
Selmer / Buffet
BCH2-MH-SA-G
Selmer / Buffet
Regular Angle BCH2-MH-RA-S
Selmer / Buffet
BCH2-MH-RA-G
Selmer / Buffet
Flat Angle BCH2-MH-FA-S
Selmer / Buffet
BCH2-MH-FA-G
Selmer / Buffet
Bass Clarinet Neck BCH2 Serie II Heavy Heavy
Silver Gold
Steep Angle BCH2-HH-SA-S
Selmer / Buffet
BCH2-HH-SA-G
Selmer / Buffet
Regular Angle BCH2-HH-RA-S
Selmer / Buffet
BCH2-HH-RA-G
Selmer / Buffet
Flat Angle BCH2-HH-FA-S
Selmer / Buffet
BCH2-HH-FA-G
Selmer / Buffet

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BLASHAUS Exklusiv Bassklarinetten-Hals für SelmerCHF

Bass Clarinet Neck
BLASHAUS Exklusiv BCH2-HH-FA-G
Bassklarinetten-Hals heavy heavy flat angle gold, für Selmer
CHF 1765.--
 
Für alle Selmer Modelle, extra versteift mit sehr viel Masse, flacher Ansatzwinkel, in Gold (gebürstet vergoldet).
More product details...
Bass Clarinet Neck
BLASHAUS Exklusiv BCH2-HH-FA-S
Bassklarinetten-Hals heavy heavy flat angle silver, für Selmer
CHF 1585.--
 
Für alle Selmer Modelle, extra versteift mit sehr viel Masse, flacher Ansatzwinkel, in Silber (gebürstet versilbert).
More product details...
Bass Clarinet Neck
BLASHAUS Exklusiv BCH2-HH-RA-G
Bassklarinetten-Hals heavy heavy regular angle gold, für Selmer
CHF 1765.--
 
Für alle Selmer Modelle, extra versteift mit sehr viel Masse, mittlerer Ansatzwinkel, in Gold (gebürstet vergoldet).
More product details...
Bass Clarinet Neck
BLASHAUS Exklusiv BCH2-HH-RA-S
Bassklarinetten-Hals heavy heavy regular angle silver, für Selmer
CHF 1585.--
 
Für alle Selmer Modelle, extra versteift mit sehr viel Masse, mittlerer Ansatzwinkel, in Silber (gebürstet versilbert).
More product details...
Bass Clarinet Neck
BLASHAUS Exklusiv BCH2-HH-SA-G
Bassklarinetten-Hals heavy heavy steep angle gold, für Selmer
CHF 1765.--
 
Für alle Selmer Modelle, extra versteift mit sehr viel Masse, steiler Ansatzwinkel, in Gold (gebürstet vergoldet).
More product details...
Bass Clarinet Neck
BLASHAUS Exklusiv BCH2-HH-SA-S
Bassklarinetten-Hals heavy heavy steep angle silver, für Selmer
CHF 1585.--
 
Für alle Selmer Modelle, extra versteift mit sehr viel Masse, steiler Ansatzwinkel, in Silber (gebürstet versilbert).
More product details...
Bass Clarinet Neck
BLASHAUS Exklusiv BCH2-MH-FA-G
Bassklarinetten-Hals medium heavy flat angle gold, für Selmer
CHF 1565.--
 
Für alle Selmer Modelle, versteift mit viel Masse, flacher Ansatzwinkel, in Gold (gebürstet vergoldet).
More product details...
Bass Clarinet Neck
BLASHAUS Exklusiv BCH2-MH-FA-S
Bassklarinetten-Hals medium heavy flat angle silver, für Selmer
CHF 1385.--
 
Für alle Selmer Modelle, versteift mit viel Masse, flacher Ansatzwinkel, in Silber (gebürstet versilbert).
More product details...
Bass Clarinet Neck
BLASHAUS Exklusiv BCH2-MH-RA-G
Bassklarinetten-Hals medium heavy regular angle gold, für Selmer
CHF 1565.--
 
Für alle Selmer Modelle, versteift mit viel Masse, mittlerer Ansatzwinkel, in Gold (gebürstet vergoldet).
More product details...
Bass Clarinet Neck
BLASHAUS Exklusiv BCH2-MH-RA-S
Bassklarinetten-Hals medium heavy regular angle silver, für Selmer
CHF 1385.--
 
Für alle Selmer Modelle, versteift mit viel Masse, mittlerer Ansatzwinkel, in Silber (gebürstet versilbert).
More product details...
Bass Clarinet Neck
BLASHAUS Exklusiv BCH2-MH-SA-G
Bassklarinetten-Hals medium heavy steep angle gold, für Selmer
CHF 1565.--
 
Für alle Selmer Modelle, versteift mit viel Masse, steiler Ansatzwinkel, in Gold (gebürstet vergoldet).
More product details...
Bass Clarinet Neck
BLASHAUS Exklusiv BCH2-MH-SA-S
Bassklarinetten-Hals medium heavy steep angle silver, für Selmer
CHF 1385.--
 
Für alle Selmer Modelle, versteift mit viel Masse, steiler Ansatzwinkel, in Silber (gebürstet versilbert).
More product details...