Anyone tried it yet?
I do classical exclusively on my Bundy...but I'm not in the "material matters" camp anyway. IMO, workmanship wins over material, and musicianship wins over material as well. A bass clarinet should, first and foremost, be dependable. Nothing worse than discovering it has gone out of alignment again.I would assume the material is pretty much the same as a Selmer Bundy which is not bad acoustically speaking a bit too 'plain' for classical IMO.
A double register vent instrument usually has a pip on the neck itself, plus a 2nd vent on the body. Single octave vent instruments only have a small vent near the top of the body.I checked out the link provided by tictactux and I didn't see anything about a double register vent. I'd be willing to bet that this bass does not have an automatic double register vent system.
One of the pictures show both register vents quite well (see attachment).Looking closely at the pics I think I can see a register pip on the neck. Can't see if there's another one on the body.
Hmm. Double vent will change the "pip in charge" in mid-register (clarion f or g if I remember correct). Yes, clarion A and up can be a bit of a challenge, but with a bit of training and a good mouthpiece it isn't much of a problem. Below A - no problem at all.My experience has been that the double vent makes for a better responding clarion register. I haven't played a single vent bass that didn't have a stuffy and stubborn clarion. But this is an old argument --single vs. double vent.