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Royal Global MAX Low C Bass Clarinet - Deposit

Royal Global MAX Low C Bass Clarinet - Deposit

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The MAX?
What's a MAX?

The Royal Global MAX Bass Clarinet was released in September 2022, and is the newest in Royal's line of excellent, yet affordable, bass clarinets.

The MAX is a fantastic bass clarinet — it resonates like a wood instrument (because it is 95% wood. See more below). Along with the new Backun Alpha, it is a tremendous value. 

Punching WAY above its weight class, it rivals instruments (including those from Royal, by the way) costing two to three times as much. Is it better than the Backun Alpha? That's a matter of taste, to be honest. It's a little more resistant (like the Buffet Prestige basses) so if you're looking for something that isn't as free-blowing as the Alpha, this is the ticket. 

As I mentioned, unlike others in its class, the MAX is not plastic, but rather Royal's proprietary composite—Grenadilla powder mixed with a polymer resin. This provides a resonant sound very similar to the Royal Polaris bass clarinet. Not surprising, since the MAX is modeled on the Polaris and shares the same keys, neck, and internal geometry.

Does it sound different from the Polaris? Yes, it does—a little bit. The Polaris provides a richer sound, with more overtones in the high-mid range (around 5,000-8,000Hz, if you're curious), which gives the Polaris a bit more presence in an ensemble setting. This is, of course, because the Polaris is a wood body rather than a composite resin body—even if the resin is full of Grenadilla dust.

Included in the price is a full "earspasm pro setup" from my technician buddy in upstate new york who's one of the best in the business. I fly these instruments up to him, and when he gets them he sends me pictures of things like chipped tone holes that he has to fix right off the bat. And I roll my eyes. And then I pay him to fix them.

Yes, I pay out of pocket for the setup. Even for a sub-$4,000 instrument like this. Why? Because $4,000 is STILL A CRAP-TON OF MONEY for you to spend. Yes, it reduces my profit. Yes, people have told me I should charge a premium for doing it. But like I said above, you're worth it.

All earspasm instruments come with a 7-day trial. Please read my trial policy before pulling out that credit card.

The instrument comes with:

  • Standard Royal case with hideaway backpack straps
  • One sitting peg (a note for the eagle-eyed shopper: the Polaris and Firebird come with two pegs, the MAX includes only one.)

Notice, the instrument does not come with a mouthpiece or swab. Fortunately for you, I sell those too.

Hit me up with any questions by sending me an email!


Q: What if I'm in New York and want to try it in person?
A: Contact me to set up an appointment, and let's do it!

Q: Does the instrument come with a warranty?
A: Yes, it comes with the standard Royal Global warranty. If you ever have any problem with the instrument, I'm your quarterback. I'll take care of the whole process, just let me know you need help, and I'll take it from there.

Q: What happens if it's damaged during shipping?
A: Inspect the package before you sign off at delivery! If there are any issues resulting from shipping, we have taken out an insurance policy to cover damage (and loss). But we need you to document this damage or we can't do anything to help.

Q: If I decide to return it, do also I have to pay return shipping costs?
A: Yes. And you will also want to insure it!

Q: Do you ship internationally?
A: Yes. You can add your shipping address when checking out to see what the shipping costs will be before taking the plunge. Note that VAT and Customs Duties are not included in this cost.

Preço normal $1,000.00
Preço normal Preço promocional $1,000.00
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