The Fatboy is at home in the world's most prestigious concert halls, famous jazz clubs, and everything in between. It's our best-selling barrel, and for good reason. Artists who are called upon to interpret a wide variety of music appreciate the Fatboy Barrel’s unique flexibility and versatility. Note: In Japan, this model is known as the Backun Barrel.
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.
Meet the Backun Fatboy Barrel
Please note that demo and pre-owned products are final sale and sold as is.
Fatboy all the way !
Love it ! The color the sound the shape and the overall look of it ! It’s great ! Ty !
I purchased a demo fatboy barrel in grenadilla for my Protege clarinet. This barrel does bot disappoint. My tone is big and dark. Intonation is consistent trough my entire range. I have yet to find anything that would denote the barrel as a Demo product. It also came in a pretty swank pouch.
Studio Fatboy Barrel
I bought the Studio barrel and it is great and sound perfect!! Thanks a lot
I had wanted to try a studio barrel, and I'm very happy I did! there is absolutely nothing wrong with this barrel, it looks perfect and sounds amazing, and I have yet to find a small mark or knot or something in the wood.