Startone SCL- 65 Bb- Clarinet

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Bb Clarinet

  • Boehm system
  • 17 Keys
  • 6 Rings
  • Body made of ABS plastic
  • High-gloss silver-plated nickel silver key system
  • With two barrels
  • Mouthpiece with silver-plated metal ligature, pull-through cloth, grease and case with backpack straps
  • Each instrument is checked in our master workshop for woodwind instruments and set up prior to selling!
available since October 2012
Item number 292760
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Keys 17
Number Of Rings 6
Number of Bulbs 2
Body Plastics, Synthetics
Colour Of Wood Matt
Bell (Material) ABS Plastic
Surface Of Mechanics Silver Plated
Eb Lever No
Incl. Mouthpiece Yes
Incl. Case / Gigbag Yes
$148
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An entry-level model that is worth listening to

A clarinet for beginners is considered to be particularly good if it has a pleasant sound and rests comfortably in your hands. The Startone SCL-65 meets these criteria and is currently one of the most affordable Bb-tuned Boehm (French fingering system) clarinets on the market. This clarinet makes a convincing case thanks to its balanced intonation in all registers as well as a very good response and a powerful sound. The body is made of temperature-resistant ABS plastic, while the mechanism is made from high-gloss silver-plated nickel silver and, as on professional clarinets is pinned and screwed to the body. The scope of delivery includes a gig bag, a mouthpiece, two barrels, a pull-through cleaning cloth, and cork grease.

For your first notes on the clarinet

Thanks to its solid workmanship and stable intonation in all registers, the SCL-65 is very suitable as a beginner's instrument. A fact worthy of mention is that the notes in the low registers don't drop in intonation and respond superbly. The notes in the third octave also intonate well, so there is no need for an excessive change in playing action. The clarinet is equipped with 17 keys and six rings, with which all 12 notes can be played in the three registers without any problems. What is more, the clarinet is supplied with two different barrels: While you can effortlessly reach a pitch of 440Hz with the longer one, a pitch of 442Hz can easily be generated with the shorter one.

For a great start

A clarinet should be designed in a manner that enables well-intonated and dynamic playing in all registers. The intonation possibilities shouldn’t be too extensive, but they should not be too limited either. The SCL-65, which was designed for beginners and those coming to the clarinet from another instrument, fulfils all these criteria and is therefore suitable for a good start on the clarinet. What is more, the adjustable thumb rest ensures comfortable playing for every individual hand shape. The SCL-65 is a good choice for anyone who wants to take up or switch to the Bb clarinet thanks to its convincing price-performance ratio. This clarinet can also be used as an affordable backup instrument for other woodwind players.

About Startone

The Startone brand is exclusive to Thomann and was established in 2005 in order to offer high-quality, playable instruments for ambitious beginners even in the lowest price bracket. This resulted in a steadily growing range of wind instruments for beginners, which has since expanded to include keyboard and stringed instruments, accordions, and even drum sets. The product range combines proven quality with low prices – and Thomann naturally provides a full three-year warranty on all Startone instruments. The brand's mission is to always provide the motivated beginner with a reliable, good-quality first instrument at an unbeatable price.

From a beginner's model to an open-air instrument

Until fairly recently, it was still hard to find an entry-level Boehm clarinet, but those days are thankfully over, since Thomann has been offering a good solution with the SCL-65 since 2015. Thanks to their pleasant playing and sound features and their reasonable price, Startone clarinets have become more and more popular in recent years. With the SCL-65, you get a solid entry-level model that can be used in many musical fields. This clarinet is suitable for learning the instrument and can also serve as a second instrument during bad weather situations at open-air gigs.

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Startone SCL- 65 Bb- Clarinet
Mark477 22.09.2014
Lets get this straight. This is a budget clarinet. Dont expect the same as for one that is 5 times the price or more. For the price its excellent! I got this for a student of mine. It comes with reeds and a swab and grease, so he could get playing on it straight away. The case is sturdy and can be worn like a backpack, which is great for young students.
The mechanisms work very well, the pads close completely for the low notes to come out nicely. I could not find anything like this instrument for the same price /quality in the city or even online. I called the guys at Thomann to describe and explain a few things about it and they were very clear and helpful, also in giving their opinion on a suitable instrument for a beginner. When the Clarinet arrived, everything they said matched up with the item. I am very pleased I got this for the student and parent and will buy one for my kids if they want to play clarinet instead of sax like their dad!
The only hitch I noticed at this time is that the thumb-rest has only got cork on it and the poor little boy's thumb is sore. I recommend either taping some cotton wool over it or doing it properly by replacing the cork with some 4mm felt.
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Aron Scott 20.05.2018
Bought this as a starter clarinet for myself and I'm really impressed at how good it sounds and how sturdy it feels for such a budget instrument.
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It does his job!
Bomb74 07.11.2018
Being a clarinet for beginners, most likely kids, it really does his job. If you are looking for a professional clarinet you may be disappointed, but the value-for-money considering the application is great. It comes with everything you need but the cleaner, consider to buy it together.
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Very good Clarinet for a beginner !
renatosjoao 30.03.2018
I am very happy with the Clarinet as a beginner.
It comes in a nice bag and it seems to be very well protected.
I like that it comes with two pearls.
The body is made of very good ABS plastic, but the mouthpiece seems to be made of cheap plastic and the ring to hold the reed is very fragile.
The mechanism is pretty good and as an amateur musician i am very happy with the sound quality.
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