Kessler Custom Bass Clarinets offer a performance level more in line with professional models due to the combination of advanced features and acoustic design. On the features, the Kessler Bass Clarinets all offer a double register mechanism which helps to balance the tone & pitch throughout the registers. The double register mechanism is a lifesaver for the instrument and one of the key features that differentiate the Kessler Bass Clarinets from traditional models in this price range.
The acoustic design affords a free-blowing yet rich tone. Combined with our new “Gen 2 Plus” Setup, these instruments give a truly balanced, rich tonal response and even voicing. They have served in every musical environment from the band room to Broadway shows!
All Kessler Bass Clarinets are made in a factory that we have used for over 20 years. The instrument has exceptional tonehole manufacturing to ensure a proper pad seal and reliable performance. The keywork is well crafted and fit to the instrument to provide smooth feel and reliability. The pads are Pisoni leather pads from Italy which are the industry standard for quality and reliability. Furthermore, every instrument is setup in our ProShop to ensure it meets our standards.
The synthetic body gives a light weight while still helping produce a sweet tone. The light weight helps make the bass clarinets easier to handle and improves overall responsiveness.
This is the lynch pin of the whole operation! The lineup of Kessler Custom Bass Clarinets offer a price point that is commonly associated with only entry level student models that do not share in the feature, performance, and in many cases the quality level being offered.
In the end, bass clarinets, even student models, are not cheap. The combination of performance and quality at a student accessible price makes our bass clarinet lineup the most impressive value on the market.