Polaris Adjustable Clarinet Barrel
The Royal Global adjustable barrel features an innovative patented mechanism combining a premium aged grenadilla wood bore with an all new eco-friendly material exclusive to Royal Global. Many years in development, the material is created from mixing grenadilla dust with strong fibers that result in an almost identical density to grenadilla. This process allows Royal Global to reduce manufacturing waste and create a more durable, crack-resistant product. By manufacturing the top section and bore with grenadilla wood and the base with the new ECO material, the Royal Global adjustable barrel maintains a wooden bore that helps achieve the warm, rich, and vibrant tone that many players prefer.
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. Custom bores can be reamed by Brian Corbin for an additional fee and you must reach out directly by email or phone to discuss bore possibilities.
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 believe that the plating does have an impact on the sound. We suggest choosing the plating that speaks to your preferred aesthetic, or purchasing multiple for a trial and returning the other barrels within 7 days of delivery per our trial policy.
Any barrel can be purchased for a trial period of 7 days. There is no additional fee for a trial of multiple barrels if you purchase at least one barrel, but returning all barrels in a shipment will result in a 7% restock fee. You MUST indicate that the order is for trial in the ordering notes to be eligible for a refund.
All barrels hold a 1 year warranty against manufacturer defect, including cracking not caused by user care.
FREE WARRANTY UPGRADE
**Any wooden adjustable barrel purchased from us with the 4-point patented mechanism is eligible for a FREE warranty upgrade to Royal Global's improved 2022 ECO material. By sending your barrel directly to Royal Global with a pre-paid return label, your all-wooden adjustable barrel lower section will be retrofitted and remain under warranty. Simply purchase the "2022 ECO Warranty Upgrade" option from the list above and you will receive an email with a USPS Priority label to ship to Royal Global, as well as a pre-paid return label that must be included inside the package along with your original receipt or packing slip. Please allow 1 to 2 business days to receive your prepaid labels**