Solid Silver Register and Thumb Tubes

Prepare to be (over) blown away. 

The reaction is typically a profound amazement at the difference in resonance and freedom of airflow.

Backun custom solid silver register and thumb tubes are made of a special alloy silver (not the typical sterling silver) that has been custom drawn and hardened to a precise temper. The difference with these tubes is very significant from ones machined out of nickel-silver or brass.

After installing them in many instruments being played by exceptional artists, the reaction is typically a profound amazement at the difference in resonance and freedom of airflow. One common comment is that the upper register control is much improved. Since there is no plating to wear, the tube feels better and does not materially change over time or with use. 

Will it Fit?

The Solid Silver Register and Thumb Tubes are available only for the following Backun Custom clarinets in the key of B-flat and A:

  • Carbon
  • Lumiere
  • MoBa
  • former "Backun" model

Note: Installation of these tubes requires a qualified repair technician. These tubes are available as after-market accessories only and are not included, or standard, on any Custom Backun Clarinet.

 

Size Guide

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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)

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