Polaris Adjustable Clarinet Barrel
- Naturally aged and dried African Blackwood
- 4 point ring that allows for easily measured and repeatable adjustments, marked in .25mm increments from 64mm to 68mm
- Single twist smooth mechanism, using a double metal sleeve / socket to help prevent dimensional changes from influencing ring motion
- Inverted taper bore for increased response, better intonation, and ease of projection
*A slightly larger bore can be made available, similar to our Corbin Traditional bore but with different taper, giving a slightly wider side that has more focus on the upper partials. For the adjustable barrel, we do recommend the stock Polaris bore for the most common instruments, but if you are interested in our custom bore you can send us a message.
*We are currently OUT OF STOCK of cocobolo barrels as these were a very special limited run.
The Polaris Adjustable Barrel bore employs an inverted taper that helps to improve intonation, especially between the twelfths, as well as response and overall "focus" of the sound. There is a good balance of highs and lows, not too "dark" or "bright," but of course this is subjective depending on the player and their set-up.
The Polaris Adjustable barrel is available in 4 different platings. Although we believe the bore dimensions, material, and overall mass of the barrel play a larger role in the sound, many people express similar opinions about certain platings having certain characteristics. These are summarized below.
All barrels hold a 1 year warranty against manufacturer defect, including cracking not caused by user care.