From the manufacturer: Our original barrel has slightly more resistance and a big, focused tone. Unlike a stock barrel with metal rings, the wooden rings do not constrain the wood, allowing the entire piece to vibrate. This barrel is great for orchestral and ensemble work.
Our aged Grenadilla (Dalbergia Melanoxylon) wood is the highest quality. We do not treat our wood with any dyes, allowing the natural colors and grain to shine trough. Grenadilla has a very focused, rich tone with lots or “ping,” perfect for those in search of a quality traditional sound.
Please note that the sockets on these barrels will not fit Selmer clarinet tenons.