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Gold Plated Blashaus Bass Clarinet Neck (Selmer/Buffet)

Gold Plated Blashaus Bass Clarinet Neck (Selmer/Buffet)

Blashaus makes the best bass clarinet necks in the world. Period.


Why do I make such a bold statement? These necks do a few magical things that I never thought possible (and would have scoffed at 10 years ago). The biggest difference is that they send more vibration energy into the bass clarinet. But how?

The trick, besides being made with high quality, thick-as-heck brass, is they are fitted with vertical metal bars on the top and bottom of the curves. These stiffen the neck, preventing vibration energy from escaping from before it's transferred into the bass clarinet.

Yes, I know this sounds like total marketing BS. Believe me, I thought so, too. Then I tried it.

My bass clarinet immediately responded more quickly, had a more centered sound, allowed me to move between registers much more easily, and produced a bigger, fuller timbre.

This neck is 24-carat gold plate over solid brass, and produces a slightly darker sound than the silver-plated version, but the difference is very subtle.

Steep vs Regular angle?

And now you have an option for the angle of the mouthpiece! The regular angle is the most common, and very popular, but many folks who prefer a steeper angle on their neck have been asking if I could carry the steep angle version. And the answer now, is YES!

Finally, please have a look at my Trial Policy for details on Blashaus neck trials.

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Set-up and adjustment

All Blashaus necks require an initial set-up adjustment. Use the included hex key to slightly loosen the screw on the neck (don’t remove the screw), which will allow the bottom of the key to move. **Pro tip: If you loosen just a little bit, where the key still has some ”friction,” this adjustment will be easier.

Now, put the neck on your bass clarinet, and gently press the bottom of the neck key until it juuuuuuust touches the register key mechanism on the instrument itself. Use the hex key to tighten the screw. Do not over-tighten.

If you move the neck to a different bass clarinet, simply perform this set-up adjustment with that instrument. If you lose a key, let me know; I’ve got extras.

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Carmen Izzo

It's great. Buy it. Or don't and let the rest of us sound good.

Jeremy Wohletz

This neck is the bomb! I was blown away by how much greater response I had with this neck. Increased control over the soft dynamics and the ability to really push on the loud dynamics.

John Mettler

This is by far the best bass clarinet neck I've ever used. The evenness of tone, intonation and ease of moving between all of the registers lend confidence to all playing situations.

Lynn LeBlanc

It is more beautiful than the photo shows. Adjusted the tiny screw to regulate the travel of the octave key with the tiny wrench provided. Got it right on the money the first time by comparing the distance on the Selmer stock neck. Now for the goodie's, it does everything that it claims to do. And to my surprise, although your Youtube says so, it makes the break effortless. Clean sharp attack and articulation, something that over 65 years and 6 previous instruments, I just accepted that I could never do with any degree of confidence. And the Low C booms out. Now my Selmer was modified by L&P when it was bought in 2013 with their top of the line work, (ie: silent pads, ball bearings between long rods and posts, special metal joint between upper and lower joints and a few other goodies). Am using a Grabner White Velvet mpc. with a 2 1/2 Legere American cut tenor sax reed. Now with this new neck, I suppose my lifetime quest for better equipment is over. Many thanks for having this available and for your service to the clarinet world in general.