Traditional Bells

Fit and Sizing Chart
Fit
Exotic Hardwood
Grenadilla
Cocobolo
Voicing Groove

The tonal masterpiece

The first after-market clarinet bell by Backun was a revelation to those who played it: simple, refined, completely uninhibited. Developed with a custom wooden tenon ring to increase vibration, the Traditional Bell provides unparalleled response to your instrument. The Backun Voicing Groove improves the clarion register while smoothing the break between registers.

Specs: Standard or Selmer Paris fit. Adaptable to Bb and A Clarinets.

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MH
08/18/2020
Madison H.
United States United States
Selmer Fit Traditional Bell

This bell fits my old Selmer A clarinet perfectly and adds a special ring to the sound! Super satisfied with this purchase.

PC
05/25/2020
Phil C.
I Love How I Sound

I had a barrell that I purchased some time ago and always wanted the bell to match. I love how I sound with both items.

DT
08/08/2019
Daeniel T.
Amazing Bell!

Amazing bell! Darkens up the overall tone and allows ease of playing.

PA
06/05/2019
Peter A.
Surprised and pleased

I was surprised at the difference that using a Backun bell made in my playing. It smoothes out register changes and improves consistency of sound through all registers. I have shared the bell with colleagues, all of whom are equally surprised and pleased. I recommend this product highly.

PA
05/23/2019
Peter A.
I feel much more confident with solos

I am principal clarinet in two community bands—Boulder and Longmont, Colorado—and I am thrilled to be playing on both a Backun barrel and my new cocobollo bell. Not only do a get a great sound, but I feel much more confident with solos.

HG
03/08/2018
Howard G.
A major improvement over original equipment bells

Along with my Cocobooo Fatboy barrels I have used the traditional bell on my Buffet Festival and before that my LeBlanc Bb clarinets. This barrel’s corrections are more subtle than a new barrel (in fact before I bought this in 2005 (!) I never thought about bell replacements (and I have been playing since 1967!). Who knew? The Backun Bell corrected most of my low register intonation issues (particularly low E and F) and added ease of projection in orchestral music. I have used my regular bell on my A and the difference is astoundingly different. When able I have transplanted the Backun on the A and it makes a rather stuffy clarinet much more clear and easy to project with. Very happy with this for over 13 years. I am planned my on trying the MoBa bell in the near future. Thanks Morrie and Backun!


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