Super quiet action
Amazingly even scale
Increased playing comfort
Darker and warmer tone
Reduced maintenance costs
Totally water resistant
L&P Studio 3-year warranty
Introduced in 2004, the L&P Studio set up utilizes our patented Silent Pad System® and features what we believe to be the quietest action available. The reduction in the pad and mechanical noise makes the Studio set up ideal for the most sensitive players such as studio musicians, soloists, and chamber musicians.
Players using the Studio set-up will enjoy both the advantages of quiet mechanism action, greater focus, a more even scale with the consistency of tonal color, and increased resonance with a darker sound. The response is excellent, though slightly slower than the L & P Pro Setup .
LP-Silent pad with exchangable metal resonator
The fully synthetic L & P Silent Padding System® is impervious to climate changes and moisture, making the L&P Studio uniquely easy system to maintain. The pads last far longer than even cork pads and changing them is strikingly simple.
LP-Silent padding system with integrated delerin resonator
L & P Silent Padding System® for low clarinets (Basset-horn, bass-clarinet, contra-alto or bass clarinet)
The silent padding system has the biggest advantages on the lower clarinets. In addition to the above-mentioned benefits, it transforms the sound and playability of the instruments dramatically. After set up, the sound will be larger, in some cases up to three times as powerful. The bass clarinet will sound full and resonant, and the response fast and effortless. Check out this Sound sample: Michael Lowenstern
Advantages for schools and bands
The silent-padding system was originally developed with top professional soloists in mind. The maintenance and performance advantages make it a great set up for school and band instruments.
Maintenance L & P Silent Padding System®
The unique design of the silent padding system offers several advantages.
1. The pads wont need to be replaced. The pad has a base that is permanently installed inside the pad cup like any traditional pad. On top of the base is a special layer of foam which can easily be replaced with a new piece of silent pad material and ordinary household contact glue. Since the base is perfectly aligned with the tone hole, the exchanged piece of foam doesnt need a further adjustment (unless the key has been bent).
2. Large keys can either have an integrated Delrin resonator or an exchangeable metal resonator. The metal resonators can be exchanged or removed which allows further sound alterations.
3. The keys, with the pads installed, can be cleaned in a dishwasher without harming the pad or adjustment.
4. Trained repairmen, without any further instruction, can adjust the pads like any ordinary pad.
Special note for Vegans
A special note to all animal lovers the silent pad makes the clarinet a fully vegan product.