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Selmer Paris Contrabass Clarinet in Bb 41



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Sounding two octaves lower than a traditional bass clarinet, the contra-bass clarinet is a staple instrument for symphonic bands, wind ensembles and clarinet choirs. Selmer is the most popular name in contra-bass clarinets.

Featuring a unique body design crafted from dense rosewood, the Selmer contra-bass packs the expected Selmer low clarinet punch but is more covered and warm. 

Other major features include and articulated G#, Eb lever and an automatic octave key.    


  • Rosewood Body: Powerful yet covered sound
  • Articulated G# Keys: Easier transition and trills
  • Range to low E-flat
  • Adjustable Neck: Offers more flexible tuning options
  • Leather Pads w/ Metal Resonators: Perfect seal coupled with greater resonance and projection in lower register
  • Lightweight Case: Easier to transport


Level Artist
Key BB-Flat
Pitch 442 hz
Body Material Seasoned Rosewood
Neck | Bell Silver Plated Brass
Key System Boehm
Key Material Nickel Silver
Plating Silver
Tone Holes Undercut
Thumb Rest Fixed
Spring Type Stainless Steel
Pads Leather w/ Metal Resonators
Mouthpiece Selmer C*
Case BAM Lightweight

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