We proudly carry woodwind accessories by quality manufacturers. On hand we have:
Mouthpieces and Barrels by
BMS, Backun Musical Services
Tip opening of 1.19, but with a longer facing. This mouthpiece is perfect for those
who have always played a B40 styled mouthpiece.
Tip opening of 1.03. Features an elegant, ringing quality, balanced by immediate
responsiveness. Very popular with players of vintage French mouthpieces.
Tip opening of 1.11. For the clarinetist with a developed air stream and embouchure,
these mouthpieces are ideal for orchestral playing.
Tip opening of 1.09. Has the playability and flexibility of the Legend, but allows
for a larger column of air flow. Excellent for solo or large ensemble work.
Protégé in cocobolo or grenadilla. Very suitable for any beginning or intermediate
clarinet regardless of brand. It centers sound and improves intonation due to its
professional style tapered bore. This barrel is less resistant and helps developing
airstreams and articulation. Also, the use of this barrel on a plastic clarinet will
give your student a huge sonic upgrade.
Fatboy in cocobolo or grenadilla. Accepts airstream without resistance for unlimited
flexibility. No body rings. The larger outer diameter helps stabilize pitch while
focusing tone for greater projection. Fits Buffet, Leblanc, Selmer or Yamaha Bb and
A clarinets. Although we stock 65 and 66mm barrels, we can make a special order for
MoBa in cocobolo or grenadilla. Well-suited for a variety of applications and ideal
for orchestral work. Fits Buffet, Leblanc, Selmer or Yamaha Bb and A clarinets. This
barrel has greater resistance with a large focused core sound. Backun provides a
wide selection of lengths. Although we stock 65 and 66mm barrels, we can make a special
order for your size.
* Please note that we can special order other lengths or other models of barrels
and other clarinet accessories as seen on http://backunmusical.com.
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Mouthpieces and Barrels by Clark Fobes
Debut mouthpiece in hand finished acrylic. The finest student model clarinet mouthpiece.
Faced with Fobes professional “CF+” facing. It makes any beginning students’ lives
Nova mouthpiece in professionally finished hard rubber. Chedeville style baffle and
bore with a CF+ facing. Excellent response and intonation.
San Francisco mouthpiece utilizing the Zinner blanks which are especially customized
for this model. Produces superior intonation and a characteristic “Fobes” ring.
CWF mouthpiece utilizing the popular Zinner “A” blank. Fobes’ most recent model.
The close, asymmetrical facing provides excellent response and control without loss
of projection or power and creates a warm yet vibrant sound reminiscent of the Chicago
Bb & A barrel for Buffet, Yamaha, Leblanc and older Selmer clarinets (pre Signature).
Gives a lot of improvement on overall playability.
Eb Clarinet Extension adding a properly sized and positioned tone hole to produce
the E/B twelfth. This makes the long B natural less resistant and closer in timbre
to the throat tones. Also reduces the oversized twelfth interval.
* Please note that we can special order barrels of other lengths and other clarinet
accessories as seen on http://www.clarkwfobes.com.
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Fox Double Reed Accessories
available on request
We also carry small accessories such as swabs for clarinet, bassoon, oboe, cleaning
rods for flute and recorder, cork grease, bore oil, clarinet thumb rest cushions,
clarinet mouthpiece patches.
We stock a small number of professional quality Pro Tech cases for flute and clarinet,
and student model plastic shelled cases for flute and clarinet. Cases for other instruments,
case covers by Cavallaro/Colorado Case Company and case covers and gig bags by Altieri
are available by order.
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We formed a warm alliance with Hiroyuki
Takeyama whom we met about 15 years ago at
the Boston Early Music Festival & Exhibition,
where we were exhibiting our respective
instruments. We find his recorders to be of high
quality workmanship with superior playing
Takeyama Recorders are popular throughout
Japan and Europe among professionals and
beginners who wish to play wooden recorders.
We are proud to carry Takeyama recorders which you can find at fine establishments
such as The Early Music Shop in the UK, Margret Loebner and Stephan Blezinger in
Germany and other music shops in Europe besides Japan.
Takeyama Woodwinds started manufacturing wooden recorders in the 1960s. Since then,
Takeyama has been developing and producing wooden recorders from sopranino to great
bass. At the same time, Takeyama developed and is manufacturing Shakuhachi and other
traditional Japanese woodwind instruments.
In the 80s, Takeyama started the production of a model after Bressan, then Takeyama’s
original and standard models, both based on various existing originals. Also, Takeyama
has collaborated in development of instruments for people with hand problems.
Please inquire as to models and stock available.