New from Buffet, the ICON clarinet barrels are designed to fit all Bb or A clarinet models of any bore or origin.
These high-end accessories combine acoustic performance and aesthetic subtlety. The bore and silhouette are the culmination of the latest acoustical research carried out by Buffet Crampon on its family of clarinets. The ICON barrels preserve the natural acoustic qualities of your instrument while enhancing responsiveness, projection, and articulation. The carefully selected use of materials on 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.
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.
Come into your local Heid Music store today to play one with your instrument!