The Bass Clarinet
and anything lower (and, arguably, the Alto Clarinet as well).
Like the clarinet
, only manlier. This is due to its increased size, deep tone, and being roughly shaped like a battleaxe.
Tonally similar the soprano (standard) clarinet, but better. Looks like a saxophone but is not, as any bass (man) clarinetist will tell you.
As the name implies, mostly (but not exclusively) played by men
. Men generally play the man clarinet because it is infinitely superior to the soprano clarinet and the normal clarinet section is typically filled with women
I played the clarinet in middle school but I now play the man clarinet.
The man clarinets sit with the bassoon
s and typically get shitty parts. This is a travesty.
The man clarinetists laughed at the boys who played regular clarinets.