Community

An Open Letter to the Clarinet Community

Over the past few days, we have become aware of opinions and discussions posted on social media that do not in any way align with our company’s shared values and beliefs.  We thank those who have brought these opinions and discussions to our attention.  While the opinions are strictly those of the individuals expressing them, and not those of Backun Musical Services, we have serious concerns about them.

Debate is part of a healthy community, but we encourage everyone involved in the conversation to take a step back and reconsider any words written in anger or haste, and collectively work to find a path forward for the betterment of the community.

Backun Musical Services has always taken enormous pride in cultivating a brand and culture that challenge the status quo, that are open and inclusive to all who play and love the clarinet, regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, and more. In the process, we have always taken the position of engaging artists for their artistry and contributions to the community, alone, rather than for their gender or for another reason. To do otherwise would go against the very essence of our being, and the values and beliefs that we as a company stand for. 

We hope this groundswell provides an opportunity for everyone to take pause and reflect on what is truly important: a positive, welcoming and inclusive community that values each and every person, equally, for their contributions to the whole; whether as a performer, researcher, educator or audience member, and regardless of what brand of instrument they choose to play. 

In gratitude,

 

Backun Musical Services

Fit and Sizing

Barrels

FIT BRANDS
Standard Backun, Buffet, Selmer (USA, Centered Tone, 10G, Series 9), Yamaha, and most other house brands
Standard Plus As above, larger bore for more free blowing feel
Selmer Paris Selmer Paris (Not including Selmer USA, 10G, Series 9)

 

Bells

FIT BRANDS
Standard Backun, Buffet, Selmer (USA, Centered Tone, 10G, Series 9), Yamaha, and most other house brands
Selmer Paris Selmer Paris (Not including Selmer USA, 10G, Series 9)

Vocalise Mouthpieces

MODEL MATERIAL TIP OPENING FACING LENGTH
R Hard Rod Rubber Close Short
G Hard Rod Rubber Medium Medium
H Hard Rod Rubber Open Long

Bb Mouthpieces

MODEL MATERIAL TIP OPENING FACING LENGTH
Alpha Plastic 1.0 mm Medium
CG Crystal
Crystal 1.19 mm Medium Long
MoBa Hard Rubber .99 mm to 1.19 mm Medium Long

Bass Mouthpieces

MODEL MATERIAL TIP OPENING FACING LENGTH
CG Crystal Crystal 1.80 mm 24 mm
MoBa Hard Rubber 1.75 mm Medium long
MoBa Plus Hard Rubber 1.85 mm Medium long

Eb Mouthpieces

MODEL MATERIAL TIP OPENING FACING LENGTH
CG Crystal Crystal 1.19 mm 16.5 mm
MoBa Hard Rubber 1.03 mm Medium Long
MoBa Plus Hard Rubber 1.19 mm Medium Long