Designed with an acoustically inspired shape and a different taper than the Traditional, the Focus barrel helps to produce a sound that is dark, even, and resonant, all while improving intonation and articulation response. The Focus barrel is especially suitable for bringing "core" back to older instruments, or for those musicians looking to transfer resistance to their instrument from their mouthpiece/reed set-up and improve/lower pitch in higher pitched areas of the clarinet, specifically throat tones and left hand clarion pitches.
Generally, choose the same length barrel that you are currently using on your set-up. If you are very sharp and tend to pull the barrel out more than a millimeter, consider a longer barrel or purchasing tuning rings.
Barrels fit most brands of clarinets with standard tenon diameters. There are exceptions for instruments with non-standard tenon diameters, such as the Selmer Signature. Please feel free to send us an email if you are unsure about the compatibility of your clarinet.
NOTE: Due to the length of the wood aging process and demand for certain sizes, there may be short periods of time where some barrels are not in stock. Please check back frequently for updates on any products not in stock.