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ZMC Clarinet Barrels — Thin Carbon Fiber Rings

ZMC Clarinet Barrels — Thin Carbon Fiber Rings

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Unlock the true potential of your clarinet with ZMC Clarinet Barrels. Hand-selected woods aged to perfection and precision-engineered bores combine to deliver unparalleled sound customization. From the rich, dark tones of Grenadilla to the bright clarity of Cocobolo, each barrel is a masterpiece of craftsmanship designed for the discerning musician. Elevate your performance with a barrel tailored to your sonic preference and playing style.

Look below to discover the wide range of wood and bore types at your fingertips when you select a ZMC Clarinet Barrels. With so many options, you're sure to find the perfect fit.

*Please Note: Any ZMC Clarinet Barrels that are custom ordered will incur an additional $30 processing fee.*
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First choice: sound

Start by selecting the barrel that sings to your ears with the richest tone. At this point, it's all about the sound's color – pure and simple. Don't worry about the perfect pitch or how it feels just yet. That part comes when you're ready to pick your bore.

Explore the Spectrum of Woods in the Tonal Gallery

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Baitoa Boxwood

Chosen for its vintage character, this wood offers a round and sophisticated sound, capturing the essence of historical clarinets

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Cocobolo

World renowned for its deep, dark, and warm tones, Cocobolo enriches your music with a sound as rich as its color

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Indian Rosewood

Sweeter and lighter than its Cocobolo cousin, it delivers a very round and mellow sweetness to every note played

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Katalox

A hit with soloists and ensemble players, Katalox provides a sweeter, rounded tone for those seeking departure from tradition

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Tulipwood

Emits an incredibly warm and nuanced timbre, a subtly rich sound favored for its understated elegance*

dalbergia-melanoxylon Grenadilla Wood

Grenadilla wood

Chosen by connoisseurs for its vintage character, Grenadilla Wood offers a round, sophisticated sound

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Mopane Wood

With its powerful projection and bright, brilliant tonality, Mopane stands out in the grand orchestral setting everytime

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Castello Boxwood

Slightly darker, this boxwood delivers a darker timbre, adding even more depth and richness to your sound

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Caribbean Rosewood

Its bright and delicate sound provides a crisp contrast to the deeper tones of its rosewood relatives

Anden Rosewood Wood Grain

Anden Rosewood

Known for its profound resonance and deep sound, it enhances vibration transfer across the instrument

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SNAKEWOOD

The most dense and challenging to craft, Snakewood has focused projection and a premium clarinet sound**

*Tulipwood has special restrictions applied if it is shipped outside of the European Union due to CITES Protection. **Snakewood is double the price because it is an extremely expensive wood and the most difficult material to work with.

Second Step: Feel

With the right wood type in mind, it's time to refine your choice. Search for the barrel that offers superior intonation and the most comfortable playing experience. This step is about finding the bore that complements your sound and enhances your performance.

Small Bore

S

Think of the 'Small' bore as the easy-breezy choice. It's like riding a bike downhill; it lets you play smooth and quick without much effort. Music feel like a walk in the park! You'll love it, or hate it.

Medium Bore

M

The 'Medium' bore is the best buddy for many clarinet players. It's not too easy, not too tough, just right in the middle. It's like having just enough syrup on your pancakes – sweet and satisfying!

Medium Bore

ML

Our 'Medium Large' bore is like your favorite pair of shoes; it fits just right. It gives a full sound that's comfy for your fingers and ears, making it feel like you're hitting all the right steps in a dance.

Large Bore

L

The 'Large' bore is for when you want to fill the room with your sound. It's a bit like blowing up a big balloon – it takes more puff, but the result is a big, bold sound that can't be ignored!

Reversed Taper Bore

RT

'Reversed Taper' is a fancy way of saying that playing feels smooth from low notes to high ones. Imagine your music as a slide at the park that's fun from top to bottom – that's what the RT bore does for your clarinet.

Large Reversed Taper

LRT

Think of the 'Large Reversed Taper' as the bigger cousin of the RT. It's like having an extra scoop of ice cream – more of what you love, with a bit more oomph to make your music pop!

Standard Taper Bore

T

Our 'Standard Taper' bore is like the classic video game level – it challenges you just enough and makes playing feel rewarding. It's for those who enjoy a good challenge.

Large Taper Bore

LT

And then there's the 'Large Taper' bore. It's like a thick milkshake through a straw – you need a stronger pull, but the rich sound you get out is worth the extra effort!

From Breath to Bore, Feel the Difference in Your Music

Small Bore

S

Think of the 'Small' bore as the easy-breezy choice. It's like riding a bike downhill; it lets you play smooth and quick without much effort. Music feel like a walk in the park! You'll love it, or hate it.

Medium Bore

M

The 'Medium' bore is the best buddy for many clarinet players. It's not too easy, not too tough, just right in the middle. It's like having just enough syrup on your pancakes – sweet and satisfying!

Medium Large Bore

ML

Our 'Medium Large' bore is like your favorite pair of shoes; it fits just right. It gives a full sound that's comfy for your fingers and ears, making it feel like you're hitting all the right steps in a dance.

Large Bore

L

The 'Large' bore is for when you want to fill the room with your sound. It's a bit like blowing up a big balloon – it takes more puff, but the result is a big, bold sound that can't be ignored!

Reversed Taper Bore

RT

'Reversed Taper' is a fancy way of saying that playing feels smooth from low notes to high ones. Imagine your music as a slide at the park that's fun from top to bottom – that's what the RT bore does for your clarinet.

Large Reversed Taper 

LRT

Think of the 'Large Reversed Taper' as the bigger cousin of the RT. It's like having an extra scoop of ice cream – more of what you love, with a bit more oomph to make your music pop!

Standard Taper Bore

T

Our 'Standard Taper' bore is like the classic video game level – it challenges you just enough and makes playing feel rewarding. It's for those who enjoy a good challenge.

Large Taper Bore

LT

And then there's the 'Large Taper' bore. It's like a thick milkshake through a straw – you need a stronger pull, but the rich sound you get out is worth the extra effort!

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