YCL-650 Bb Clarinet

Inheriting custom model design and techniques

The YCL-650 is the Professional model that provides …

Tone: A warm and rich tone

Playing feel: Ideal resistance for ample breath flow.

This is possible because it is crafted using some Custom model specifications that have a significant effect on tone production.

Warm tone for outstanding projection

Leather pads are chosen after extensive testing with emphasis on sound quality.

These pads afford smooth breath flow and stress-free playing while making it easier to produce beautiful, warm tone.

Because the surfaces of the pads do not vibrate when the instrument is played, no spurious pad noise occurs.

Thanks to a good seal, breath flows directly toward the bell for outstanding projection.

Same bell and barrel design as Custom models

Breath that enters the instrument via the mouthpiece travels through the barrel and exits as sound via the bell.

Even a hair’s breadth variation in the taper of the barrel and bell can have a large influence on resonance, tone, and intonation.

Same bell and barrel design as Custom models.

The barrel's shape promotes efficient breath flow through the instrument.

Bell's innor features an original Yamaha shape that results in improved B intonation.

Superior playability that makes players concentrate more fully on musical expression

Reduce thumb discomfort and fatigue

This model features an adjustable thumb rest with strap ring.

The thumb rest can be set to a height that is most comfortable for individual players.

It can be set to make fingering comfortable for players with small hands and can be readjusted as necessary as the player grows and becomes more proficient.

The thumb rest also includes a ring that can provide a convenient location for strap attachment when needed.

Comfort operation

Designed and crafted for excellent feel, the keys are adjusted by hand using custom model techniques.

Prevent fingering mistakes

Longer E/B levers and C#/G# keys are featured.

This design reduces the likelihood of fingers slipping off the keys while playing, preventing fingering mistakes.