The original E♭ cutback
Backun E♭ Barrels feature a unique cutback design that allows the use of B♭ clarinet reeds on an E♭ mouthpiece, without the need to trim them. Artists love how this barrel improves intonation and flexibility, while stabilizing the tone of the instrument throughout all registers. Paired with the Backun E♭ Bell, this barrel really tames the savage beast.
Specs: Grenadilla or cocobolo wood. Tulipwood by special order only. Please contact us to order.
One barrel, one velvet bag, and one barrel tube.
Eb Cutback Barrel
It was great except it was loose fitting on my Yamaha. The previous two that I have purchased have not had this issue. It was what I needed to be able to play a bit more sharp with a shorter barrel. Pleased with it other than the fit. Been waiting for different lengths to come available. Original two were a bit too long for most situations.
Hi Gary, Please note that sometimes an instrument needs to be re-corked to get a perfect fit with a new barrel. If you have further questions please contact us for support!
E flat Barrel fit with mouthpiece
I really love the custom barrel with the cut out before the B-flat reads. I had a lot of trouble fitting my mouthpiece onto it. It was a tight fit, but I got it to work with little damage to the cork of my mouthpiece!!
Hi Kristin, I'm pleased to hear that you're enjoying your new barrel. You might want to consider sanding down the cork on your existing mouthpiece a little bit if it's a very tight fit. If you're not comfortable doing this, please take the product and mouthpiece to a qualified repair facility for assistance. Thank you! Sean
The Cocobolo Eb cut back barrel is fantastic. Not only did it help facilitate a more consistent intonation but also helped with the character and color of sound I was looking to achieve. The eb cut back barrel pairs perfectly with the bell I purchased in the past.
Improved intonation across the range
This barrel provides much improved intonation across the full range compared to the stock barrel of my Buffet E11 with a Hawkins mouthpiece. The barrel is also less sensitive to temperature as I have to pull it out much less than for the stock barrel as the instrument warms up across the range. Definitely a "keeper".
Does it what claims.
This does help to evening out the tone and tuning of my E-flat clarinet. The fit chart is a little misleading as the standard fit barrel says it will fit a Selmer Bundy instrument, while it does there is a gap (less than a millimetre) between the bottom of the barrel and the top of the clarinet. I get the impression the fit chart is mainly for B-flat/A Clarinet barrels and bells. Overall though, I’m very happy with the barrel and the speed at which it arrived in New Zealand.
This barrel in combination with my standard Bb reeds has really made my Eb easier to play. The tuning, response, and flexibility are out of this world.