EVO™ Eb barrel – Featuring a unique “small-bore” design, your upper left hand clarion pitch will come down, and your throat notes will have more core. Your sound will be rich and easy to control. Additionally, coupled with our EPIC™ and SONO™ Eb mouthpieces, the Long-Reed-Cutout on one side will allow you to use Bb reeds, or German/Austrian reeds without having to cut them short to fit. Eb barrels are available in lengths 42, 43, 44, and 45mm. (42mm recommended as standard length option)
NOTE: EVO barrels feature slightly higher overall intonation than their length would suggest as compared to standard larger bore Buffet barrels. For example, a Buffet 41.5mm barrel has similar overall intonation as EVO 42mm. Please also know that due to EVO's bore voicing, the overall intonation is more even, making the upper right hand notes not as sharp as on other barrels.
EVO™ Eb Clarinet Barrel
CNC-turned from Behn™ Rod Rubber II, Behn™ barrels for Bb, A and Eb clarinet enhance response, improve pitch, lighten your clarinet, and feature our unique “autofocus” design. With all the chunky, fat wood barrels on the market, you’ll find EVO’s amazing resonance to be very compelling. They feature a specially shaped bore/mass ratio that automatically focuses your sound for you. Compared to other barrels, you won’t have to work as hard to properly center your sound. And add to that, Behn™ Rod Rubber is far more consistent and reliable than wood – Therefore the bore of our rubber barrels will always remain true!
EVO™ barrels feature the following unique attributes:
- Material provides crack free peace of mind
- Bore remains true – no warping or becoming ovoid as is all too common with wood barrels
- It won’t ever “blow-out”
- Bore shape allows you to pull out much farther while maintaining proper relative intonation. Now you have the luxury of pulling a great deal and your throats won’t sag!
- Light-weight makes holding your clarinet over lengthy intervals much more comfortable
- Wall thinness initiates quicker vibrations – faster response, fuller sound, and improved flexibility
- Attractive seamless design contours elegantly from your Behn mouthpiece, to your EVO™ barrel, and your clarinet. It looks cool!
- EVO™ makes your throat register sound more like the rest of your clarinet
- Autofocus design allows your embouchure be more comfortable