Where it all began
There is a reason we call this barrel the Traditional: this is where it all began. An exotic wood body nestled between two integrated wooden rings brings unyielding response and even articulation to your clarinet. Many artists consider this barrel to be the optimal choice for solo and chamber music playing.
Specs: Grenadilla or cocobolo wood. Compatible with Bb and A clarinets.
Most instruments use Standard fit. Standard Plus is the same fit with a larger bore that's more free blowing. Many (but not all) Selmer Paris instruments use Selmer Paris fit.
Most clarinets use a 66 or 65 mm barrel, but this varies by manufacturer. If you're happy with the tuning you'll want to order the same size as listed on your current barrel.
Cocobolo is red in appearance and offers a dark, full-bodied tone. Grenadilla is brown or black and offers a more focused sound with increased ping and projection.
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One barrel, one velvet bag, and one barrel tube.
How can I purchase locally?
Please use our Dealer Locator to find a Backun dealer in your area.
Do you offer trials?
All online orders come with a 14 day trial starting from the day of delivery. All orders must be paid in full before shipment.
How much is shipping?
Shipping is free to Canada and the USA. International orders under $500 cost $49 to ship, but orders over $500 ship free.
What is the warranty?
Backun Barrels come with a two year warranty from the date of purchase.
Please note that demo and pre-owned products are final sale and sold as is.
My Buffet R13 always played flat. Went to 64mm barrel instead of stock 65mm. Clarinet plays in tune now and the tone improvement is palpable!