MoBa Barrels

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  • The orchestral catalyst

    The MoBa Barrel produces an unmistakable, full-bodied, dark sound that makes it a favourite amongst orchestral players worldwide. With increased resistance and focus, and an unbelievable ease of articulation throughout the entire range of the clarinet, this barrel is a great option for artists wanting a darker tone. Artists prefer this barrel for orchestral repertoire, whether playing in the section or as a featured soloist.

    Specs: Grenadilla or cocobolo wood. Compatible with Bb and A clarinets.

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George M.
United States

Moba Standard Barrel

Very well balanced, sound is round and focus.

Diane W.
United States United States

Love the sound

This barrel makes my sound so much better. I'm so glad I invested in this barrel. Beautiful piece of wood. Thank you

Gabriel S.

Received the barrel in a fast amount of time.

I enjoy using this barrel as I continue to enhance my Backun clarinet!

Jon H.
United States United States

Sing your heart out

The barrel I purchased was the MoBa 67mm and made of cocobolo. My clarinets are both Buffet R13's. I found that the MoBa barrel has an exceptional ability to even the tone between registers, as noted in other reviews. The cocobolo I found sweetens/lightens my timbre compared to the grenadilla, great for exposed orchestral moments. The MoBa in particular has granted me an advantage in sounding closer to a vocalist, which in my mind is what we are always attempting to do. It is an organic, free timbre that is perfect for what I'm looking for out of my playing. Especially good for Mozart, delicate and whimsical!

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April J.
United States United States

Excellent Barrel

I purchased the MoBa barrel in Grenadilla with a length of 67.5mm. I chose a longer barrel because I usually play on a 67, but still have to pull out at the barrel and middle joint. The MoBa barrel improves my intonation and provides an evenness of tone quality across the entire instrument. I haven't played it yet with my orchestra (due to covid circumstances) but I can already tell that my projection will be much improved. I think I sound louder just in my house. In addition, the barrel is also beautiful and looks really cool.

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Thomas G.
United States United States

Excellent barrel

This barrel has truly changed the game for my clarinet performance. The rich, unique and dark sound is focused and sounds great on all registers. It was the gateway to me finding my own true sound concept. The sound it produces on my A is especially beautiful!