E13 clarinet Video

November 14th, 2012 | Posted by Brian Ackerman in Woodwind - (0 Comments)

We have just added a video on the Buffet E13 Clarinet to our website.

This is a link to the product page.

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Yamaha Plutus Series Now in Stock

November 9th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Woodwind - (0 Comments)

Yamaha Plutus instruments are now in stock at Ackerman Music.

As a high-end student instrument and a limited line, you’ll be getting something a little unique at a fantastic price! Visit your nearest store to test play the new Yamaha Plutus flute, clarinet or saxophone.

These instruments are not available online, please contact us for prices. We’ve got stores in Brighton, Hove, Crawley and Chichester or call us for details on 0333 344 0070.

Why Buy Plutus From Us?

  • FREE yearly checkup over the 5 year warranty
  • Very special prices!

pBones now available

November 6th, 2012 | Posted by Brian Ackerman in Brass Instruments - (0 Comments)

Although we have been asked for these many times in the past, they have been unavailable through music shops. At last they are now available and in stock in our 4 shops.

The pBone is made from plastic with a glass fibre slide, meaning that the whole outfit, including the case, only weighs 1.16kg! This is fantastic news for young players who want to start the trombone, but also for experienced players who want a lightweight, portable instrument for gigs. The pBone is often used by players who don’t want to take their brass trombone to an outside gig, it’s amazingly easy to carry and isn’t greatly affected by temperature!


Buffet B12 Clarinet

November 2nd, 2012 | Posted by Brian Ackerman in Woodwind - (0 Comments)

We have added a video showing the Buffet B12 Clarinet. This is a link to our website page

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Every year Casio do a Christmas special on one of their keyboards. This year it is the Celviano AP-220 digital piano.Casio Celviano Piano

Features include:

  • Traditional cabinet design
  • Superior sound quality
  • 16 tones
  • Recording function
  • Duet mode
  • 3 built in pedals
  • 3 year warranty

It comes in an oak-brown finish and is only £499.99
This is fantastic value!

Treat yourself for Christmas and buy now with free delivery at Ackerman Music.


Special Series Plutus

On 1st November 2012, Yamaha will be launching their exciting new range of high-end student instruments, the “Plutus” series. The Yamaha Plutus series will include a new clarinet, flute, alto saxophone and a tenor saxophone, all aimed at the progressing student. These instruments offer some excellent features that will take students to the next level in their performance, a step up from student instruments such as the YCL-255 clarinet, YFL-211 flute and YAS-280 alto sax.

What does “Plutus” mean?

Plutus is the Greek god who brought favours to good and noble people without discrimination of merit. Often pictured with the horn of plenty, it is this richly filled horn that inspired Yamaha to create the Plutus instrument series, not only providing an outstanding instrument but also some unique additional benefits! Continue reading “New Yamaha Plutus Clarinet, Flute & Saxophones” »

How Valves Work

October 25th, 2012 | Posted by Brian Ackerman in Brass Articles - (0 Comments)

This short video looks at exactly how a brass instrument valve works. It also explains what happens when a valve is incorrectly fitted.

Our new stock of Notus woodwind and Brass instruments has finally arrived.

These are made to our own specifications, and have proved very popular over the last few years.

New stock includes:-

  • A brand new alto saxophone AS-23
  • A new and improved flute FL-24
  • 4 types of cornet
  • Curved soprano saxes
  • Flutes with curved and straight heads

As well as being available for sale, they are also supplied on our Pure Rental scheme.

This is a short video showing you how to maintain your brass instrument valves, oiling them and putting them back in properly.

The demonstration is by Simon – our brass specialist. He is based in our Hove shop.

New Buffet B12 Clarinet Case

Old Style Case

The Buffet B12 has been an extremely popular clarinet with students and teachers for a long time now. Lightweight, strong, easy to play and keep clean, it makes an excellent choice for the beginner clarinettist. However, in my opinion, despite the high quality of the instrument, the outfit was always let down a little by the case.

Previously, the B12 came in a rather old fashioned, black plastic case that was, quite frankly, rather ugly! Given the choice between the B12 and the Yamaha YCL250 (now replaced by the YCL255), many young players would choose the 250 as it looked so much nicer… they were the ones who had to carry it to school after all!

However, Buffet have now fought back to win the style conscious beginner clarinettist by designing a superb new case for the Buffet B12 clarinet. This case was made available with instruments from around September 2012 and couldn’t be more different from the previous version. The new case for the B12 is still strong and durable but is now practical and looks great!

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