Clark W Fobes Cocobolo Clarinet Barrel
(Bb Clarinet - 64 mm)
Clark W Fobes
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Top quality clarinet barrel.
This is the Clark W Fobes Cocobolo Clarinet Barrel (no rubber lining) Regular for Clarinet - The barrel joint is an extremely important aspect of the overall acoustical design of the clarinet. It has a profund affect on modal ratios (pitch) and tonal coloration. We can think of the barrel as the "interface" between clarinet and mouthpiece.
FOBES barrels feature an inverted cone style bore and are designed to work in conjuntion with FOBES mouthpieces which have a medium-large bore. Improvements you can expect with a FOBES barrel are:
Closer twelfth intervals
Slightly lowered pitch in the tones of the left hand, upper register
Focused throat tones
Increased resonance and response
All FOBES barrels are made with NO RINGS for better resonance and warmth.