The new Lyrique Bb bass clarinet which plays to the standard low Eb is a professional quality bass in every respect except price.
The Ridenour Lyrique bass has been completely redesigned from the ground up with a smooth, quiet, durable mechanism. It features a double register key, adjustable neck for tuning, a left hand Ab/Eb key, a middle joint lock for consistent assembly, and a fly wheel to facilitate secure adjustment of the bass peg. It's tone is both resonant and warm, has an outstanding scale and an even non-quirky blowing resistance.
Bass clarinetists will be amazed at how beautiful it sounds, plays and tunes and students who are making the transition from the Bb soprano clarinet to the bass will find it very "user friendly."
We have changed the bass case so the bass can be stored with the upper and lower joints assembled, thus reducing any possible damage or adjustment issues caused by having to assemble and disassemble the bass over and over.
And, of course, the pure, natural hard rubber body will create a worry free clarinet that will remain dimensionally stable year around and will not crack and break your heart like wood clarinets.