Clark Fobes Bb Grenadilla Barrels


Fits the following instruments:
Buffet, Yamaha (not CSG), Leblanc, Selmer (vintages 10G and earlier)
The barrel joint is an extremely important aspect of the overall acoustical design of the clarinet. It has a profund affect on modal ratios (pitch) and tonal coloration. We can think of the barrel as the "interface" between clarinet and mouthpiece.
Barrel design was dramatically improved with the innovation by Hans Moennig of theĀ inverted coneĀ bore. This is a shape that is suited well to the paradigm of polycylindrical bored clarinets (most Buffets) and the larger bore style mouthpieces preferred by American players.
FOBESĀ barrels feature an inverted cone style bore and are designed to work in conjuntion with FOBES mouthpieces. Improvements you can expect with a FOBES barrel are:

Closer twelfth intervals
Slightly lowered pitch in the tones of the left hand, upper register
Focused throat tones
Increased resonance and response

All FOBES barrels are made from aged African blackwood withĀ NO RINGSĀ for better resonance and warmth.

Select the desired length using the selection boxes.



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