Backun Musical Services
New Traditional Barrels
Where it all began
There is a reason we call this barrel the New 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.
One barrel, one velvet bag, and one barrel tube.
Tone is definitely an upgrade from the student level barrel included with the clarinet.
New Traditional barrel
Great tone and great resistance
Phenomenal Customer service
I purchased a New Traditional Barrel and immediately noticed the improvement in intonation and sound. Much to my surprise the barrel cracked. Almost immediately after I filed a warranty claim somebody contacted me via email and then within 3 hours I had a new Barrel mailed to me. In this day and age of getting the runaround when things go wrong I was pleasantly surprised to have the company step up to the plate and provide the best customer service O have ever been a part of.
I was very worried if this barrel would fit my Noblet 40 clarinet, given it’s an old model clarinet; however, it is an awesome fit and my corks absolutely love the shape of this barrel. It has incredible clean articulation and outstanding intonation. See pictures for barrel fit, it’s near perfect.
I have this in cocobolo wood 66 mm and it plays wonderfully. It was the perfect upgrade for my intermediate clarinet so I don’t have to buy a whole new instrument. My sound is so much more focused now and my altissimo register is coming out a lot more smoothly and stable. I’m so excited about this barrel.
My traditional Backun barrel makes my sound on clarinet so rich and resonant!