Buffet Bb/A Clarinet Icon Barrel with Silver Finish Rings (64 - 67mm)
Buffet Bb/A Clarinet Icon Barrel with Silver Finish Rings (64 - 67mm)
Buffet Bb/A Clarinet Icon Barrel with Silver Finish Rings (64 - 67mm)
Buffet Bb/A Clarinet Icon Barrel with Silver Finish Rings (64 - 67mm)
Buffet Bb/A Clarinet Icon Barrel with Silver Finish Rings (64 - 67mm)

Buffet Bb/A Clarinet Icon Barrel with Silver Finish Rings (64 - 67mm)

Vendor
Buffet
Stock Number
BBICONS
Regular price
$250.00
Sale price
$250.00


ICON


The ICON barrel has been designed to fit all Bb or A clarinet models, whatever their bore or their origin.
It forms part of the SOUND DESIGN collection, which includes high-end accessories combining acoustic performance and aesthetic subtlety.

The elegance of the body and the finely worked rings give this new barrel a distinctive style. The bore and the silhouette are the culmination of the latest acoustical research carried out [by] Buffet Crampon on its family of clarinets

It enhances the qualities while preserving the characteristics of each of the brand's models. Responsiveness, sound projection and definition of articulation are greatly facilitated by the new ICON barrel, contributing to the player's comfort.


Technical Characteristics
This new line of Buffet Crampon barrels joins the series of barrels by Chadash and Moennig and belongs to the same family of conical bores, while standing out with its sophisticated and different proportions.

Apart from its inverse conical bore, its outer shape has been particularly refined. The carefully selected use of materials for the rings, and the finishes offered (gold, silver or black nickel) have a notable influence on the sonority and the sensation felt by the musician.


Acoustic Characteristics
Variations of clarinets and barrels are practically infinite. ICON barrels are extremely supple in every register and the different finishes produce interesting acoustical variations. Gold produces more high harmonics and timbre, silver frees up and rounds out the sound, and black nickel seems to stand halfway between the two, producing a more compact effect. Another advantage: the conical bore can, if necessary, improve intonation of twelfths which can sometimes be problematic, depending on the balance of mouthpiece and reed. Lastly, the sound projection is excellent in proportion to a reasonable expenditure of air.



Reference Numbers

Silver Finish Rings Gold Finish Rings Black Nickel Finish Rings
64mm: F34022AG 64mm: F34022AU 64mm: F34022NIN
65mm: F34021AG 65mm: F34021AU 65mm: F34021NIN
66mm: F34023AG 66mm: F34023AU 66mm: F34023NIN
67mm: F34024AG 67mm: F34024AU 67mm: F34024NIN