Bass Clarinet


Designed for a wide variety of playing situations, Maccaferri Reeds are manufactured  using proprietary technology and engineered for consistent ease of play right out of the box.


Hand finishing and direct quality checks at each step of our 9 step process.  We gauge our reeds at two points to ensure a reliable strength grading.  Constant checking by accomplished players.


Established in 1939 by Mario Maccaferri.  Our reeds have been used by some of the most famous players for generations. Direct personal supervision by Maccaferri family.

We blend mechanical precision, experience and individual attention to bring you the most consistent experience. Maccaferri reeds are available in boxes of 5, 10 and 25 reeds.  

Bass Clarinet Reed Strength Chart

About the Bass Clarinet

This clarinet has a curved neck and a larger bell, while its authoritative bass notes combine marvellously with the wood and string sections of jazz and contemporary music alike. There are two bass models: one going down to low Eb and the other to low C

Most modern bass clarinets are straight-bodied, with a small upturned silver-colored metal bell and a curved metal neck. Early examples varied in shape, some having a doubled body making them look similar to bassoons.