Buffet Crampon Chadash & Moennig Barrel for Bb/A Clarinet

Welcome Hans Moennig and the reverse cone tapered barrel. Reverse cone barrels are larger at the mouthpiece end. Moennig barrels as made by Buffet are .589"-.590" at the mouthpiece end and reduce to about .579" at the opposite end.

The rather severe reduction in the barrel bore has several positive affects. The third mode is not as sharp and the twelfths near the mouthpiece are reduced in size. The throat tones are sharper and brought into better focus. The choke created by the step at the juncture of mouthpiece and barrel can add a nice resistance that increases response and adds center to the tone.

The Chadash barrel is a reverse tapered cone bore similar to the "Moennig" barrel but with a very slow progression of the taper. The boring process for each barrel is done with a single edged French-style reamer that involves two different passes with the borer followed by the polishing of the bore.

Enhances the 12th interval tuning relationship to the fundamental.

Creates a clean, focused sound that doesn't thin-out as you go up the third and fifth partials

The best barrel for your Buffet Clarinet


This item is made from wood that has been added to the international CITES register. See here for more information.

£95.00 including VAT