31 Issue 3, p34, Backun to Head LeblancClarinet R&D, Music Trades, May2006, Vol. This specific break-in procedure should be followed to allow your new Backun Clarinet to acclimatize to your particular region and playing regimen. The projection of the carbon fibre shows a great difference from traditional clarinets, especially in big halls. They actually are made of wood on the inside and in the tone holes, the body is just wrapped in carbon fiber. Your new Backun Clarinet or accessory is made from aged exotic hardwood and requires careful attention during the first few months of use to ensure a long life and optimum performance. Products: Clarinets and clarinet parts. [2] His first complete clarinet in B♭, which was distributed by Leblanc and Conn-Selmer under the label "Leblanc by Backun". To emphasize is the thoughtful and characteristic design of the instruments, including the student models, and the items, such as barrels and bells. The clarinet is completely made in the USA by Leblanc. The models made for the Buffet/Yamaha/Leblanc fit will be an even number in its length (66mm, 65mm, etc…) whereas the models made for Selmer Paris clarinets will be measured in half millimeter sizes (66.5mm, 65.5mm, etc…) Backun does also offer a specially made model for the Yamaha CSG clarinets that are available on special order only. I really liked them, but $25k is a pretty steep asking price. MoBa stands for Morales Backun since it is a clarinet based around Ricardo Morales. From Beginning Band to Marching Band, The Backun Alpha Bb Clarinet is the result of years of research and development and the desire to give student clarinetists an affordable instrument that won’t restrict their development. From lightweight synthetics to exotic hardwoods that are aged and machined in Vancouver, Canada, there is no second best. Name: Backun Musical Services. As Canadians, we grew tired of the tariff battles with the US and unfair practices of other partners. As the company grew, Backun built in Burnaby, near Vancouver, a modern factory, equipped with the latest CNC machinery and design equipment, including 3D printers and scanners. When you choose Backun, you’re investing in the future. The Backun Alpha Clarinet is the result of years of research and development and the desire to give student clarinetists an affordable instrument that won’t restrict their development. [7] To ensure the necessary higher sales, Backun subsequently worked on expanding its international dealer network.[8][9]. Comes with the original soft pouch and packaging. [10][11] This investment allowed both companies to grow significantly in the clarinet market. A small extra key at the bottom of the lower joint (like the Tosca by Buffet Crampon) enhances the intonation of low-F. Backun produce various models in two different materials, so let’s take a look at the ran… Required fields are marked *. Backun produces only clarinets with French fingering system (Boehm) and so far only the most common clarinets in B♭ and A. Due to the uniformity of their design, Backun clarinets are instantly recognizable despite a certain amount of detail. Leblanc and Backun is a Recipe for Innovation, Interview with Morie Backun and John Stoner (Conn-Selmer), Clarinet, Sep2006, Vol. All our wood products are aged and manufactured in Canada from sustainably-sourced, unstained, exotic hardwoods. Some have also been involved in the development of individual instruments and / or accessories.[12][13]. After consulting with Foster, Backun set out to make a barrel from cocobolo wood (Dalbergia retusa), which became the first Backun Barrel. Two custom models Lumière and MoBa in B♭ and A, optionally made of Grenadilla or Cocobolo, with 18 keys, 6 rings plus Eb-lever, with silver- or gold-plated mechanism. Student model Alpha in B♭ made of synthetic ABS material with 17 keys and 6 rings plus optional Eb lever, with nickel- or silver-plated mechanism[16], 2. By Canadians, for Canadians. [6], In 2012 were produced by 15 employees in the monthly production of 30–40 clarinets and thousands of accessories, largely industrially. After having been commissioned by J. Wesley (Wes) Foster, Principal Clarinet of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra to overhaul one of his clarinets, Backun was unable to complete the project, as the original barrel of the instrument was missing. It is usually made of African blackwood and has a cylindrical bore of about 0.6 inch (1.5 cm) terminating in a flared bell. Polishing the surface. Where to Buy: Online, or via an authorized dealer. Don't need it so selling it here. [3][4], During the partnership with Conn-Selmer and Leblanc from 2006 to 2010, Backun developed new clarinets Backun uses a premium quality, unstained Grenadilla for the Backun Protege clarinet. Today (November 2019), an estimated 50 production employees produce a considerably higher number of instruments and accessories per month, with the brand's global impact being felt throughout the band and orchestra community. Intermediate (8) Professional (7) Student (2) PRICE. The surface is black-mottled; barrel and bell are made of grenadilla or cocobolo for tonal reasons. Backun Clarinets. 175 Issue 11, p6, Jarrod Butler, Clarinetist, Teacher, Conductor, CM Artists New York, Biography David Shiffrin, National Association of Music Merchants, Advancing the Art of Woodwinds, Backun Makes Quality More Accessible, Music Trades, Feb2014, Vol. Personally, I always prefer the way that customers sound on the Grenadilla as I listen to them. Break-In Period . It will open up the sound of any clarinet. The vast majority of clarinets used by professionals are made from African hardwood, mpingo (African Blackwood) or grenadilla, rarely (because of diminishing supplies) Honduran rosewood, and sometimes even cocobolo. It made me sound like honey. Clarinet bodies have been made from a variety of materials including wood, plastic, hard rubber, metal, resin, and ivory. The Backun range of clarinet barrels have led the way for these upgrades due to the quality of materials and design. It hasn't been played yet but looks good upon arrival. 154 Issue 4, p146, Paul Globus, A Marriage Made in Clarinet Heaven. 156 Issue 3, p197, New Professional Clarinets Designed by Morrie Backun, Music Trades, Nov2006, Vol. I'd say they are among of the best sounding clarinets I've ever tried. In my experience, while working nicely on new clarinets, it works wonders for the sound of older clarinets that were thought to be"blown out. CG: I am testing a new clarinet that Morrie Backun has conceived of just for me. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Most compare this one to a Tosca, although I like the MoBa more. I answered with the process of how it is made at the Backun factory and according to him the carbon fibre is a material where the wood doesn’t have any changes plus the the harmonics spectrum of the clarinet is wider. I LOVED it. 163 Issue 1, p132, Backun Partners with Sodiam for Chinese Distribution, Musical Merchandise Review;Feb2015, Vol. There are the new Protégé and those are impressive clarinets. The current prices for the mentioned models are shown on the website. One of the most popular accessories we sell for Clarinets is additional barrels and bells. Website: backunmusical.com. I find that the Grenadilla will produce a more tonally centered and deeper tone that the audience will hear as darker and richer. This is a great way to change your tone and response without having to mess about with mouthpieces which can take much more getting used to. But they are really expensive. The hard-pressed with the wood core coating to prevent cracks and increase the life, but also leads to a different sound. I met with some Backun reps last week and got to try these out. FlautasVintage MicrophoneMusic StoreCelebrity WeddingsMusical InstrumentsThe HelpBuffetStudentCello Hello new little friend! Backun Musical Services Ltd. (BMS) is a Canadian manufacturer of clarinets in B ♭ and A and accessories, based in Burnaby, British Columbia. [1] Gaining international renown for clarinet barrels, bells and mouthpieces, in addition to designing and modifying clarinets by other makers, Backun was approached by Conn-Selmer, which had 2004 acquired the clarinet maker Leblanc, to redesign and develop their line of clarinets. No missing parts or defects. It measures 67 mm long. Spend your money wisely. REFINE YOUR RESULTS + BRAND. Canada’s own Backun Musical Services is the Lamborghini of the Clarinet world. Explore our selection of clarinets, including the CG Carbon, MoBa, Model F, Q Series, Protégé, Beta, and Alpha. Both natural drying and kiln drying are used. Grenadilla, which is the raw material for the clarinet, is allowed to dry for several years. 154 Issue 10, p136, Das Musikinstrument 9/12, Backun Musical Instruments: Das Beste aus beiden Welten, Backun Clarinets Goes Direct, Music Trades, Feb2015, Vol. All our wood products are aged and manufactured in North America from sustainably-sourced, unstained, exotic hardwoods. Holes are cut in the dried rectangular wood using a machine and the wood is shaped by cutting the corners off. With so many questions about our Backun Protege and Alpha Bb Clarinets, we made this video to help educate people on our clarinets and the differences between them. Backun Musical Services ... Boosey & Hawkes E♭, B♭, A E♭ B♭ Buffet Crampon E♭, D, C, B♭, A: A: F: E♭ B♭ E♭ Chadash Clarinet B♭, A: A (joints & bells only) Wolfgang Dietz: G: E♭, D, C, B♭, A: A: F B♭ DUO Music B♭ Peter Eaton B♭, A Benedikt Eppelsheim B♭ Ravel Forté C, B♭ Stephen Fox E♭, D, C, B♭, A, G: C, B♭, A, G (also joints and joint conversions in C, Voicing is done at Backun in Canada and the project's quality standards are measured by Morrie Backun himself. Their instruments are so iconic that even an untrained eye can recognize them instantly from the back row of the largest concert halls. Backun Protege - Cocobolo with Silver keys - Bb Clarinet. It was only played for less than one hour. Your email address will not be published. Now £1,825.00 . Backun clarinet barrels are precision-manufactured in Canada from aged exotic hardwoods and perform to the highest standards. It is important to note that Backun was and remains the first company to offer a Low F Vent mechanism as standard on all custom clarinets. 164 Issue 10, p36, Eastman Music to Distribute Backun Clarinets, Musical Merchandise Review, Nov2016, Vol. Backun clarinets are pretty good from all the articles I've read and from some of the instruments that I've played. 162 Issue 1, p174, Matt Parish, Backun Enters the Intermediate Market, Musical Merchandise Review;Feb2014, Vol. The clarinet was rented for my child's school band, which recommended an instrument dealer that works with Backun. The wood is allowed to dry for several years. 33 Issue 4, p28, Leblanc Bliss Student Clarinets Introduced, Music Trades, Mar2008, Vol. Find a dealer or buy now with free shipping. The prices at the dealers are consistently cheaper. Here at Backun we make some of the finest clarinets. One of my teachers has a set of MoBa clarinets, Bb and A, and can't stop talking about them. Intermediate model Protégé in B♭, optionally made of Grenadilla or Cocobolo, with 17 keys, 6 rings plus optional Eb lever, silver- or gold-plated[17], 4. Where to Buy: Online, or via an authorized dealer. Wood (14) Plastic (1) LEVEL. 9 Issue 2, p46, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Backun_Musical_Services&oldid=995657845, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 22 December 2020, at 05:14. Student model Beta in B♭ made of grenadilla (Dalbergia melanoxylon) wood, with 17 keys and 6 rings plus optional Eb lever, with nickel- or silver-plated mechanism, 3. Clarinets that are uniquely designed and masterfully crafted to provide years of musical enjoyment. Backun Musical Services Ltd. (BMS) is a Canadian manufacturer of clarinets in B♭ and A and accessories, based in Burnaby, British Columbia. 5 with 18 keys and 6 rings including Eb lever, gold-plated for certain markets. Has a nice, hardy case to go with it. Known worldwide as one of the top woodwind manufacturers, they boast a roster of Backun Artists who proudly use their clarinets. This line of clarinets does not just bear his name and use his barrels. The two models differ in appearance, as well as bore and tonehole design, given that Backun designed the Lumiere to meet the needs of players looking for more vibrant and sweeter tone than the MoBa, which is considered to be dark and powerful. The Barrels are made in Canada by Backun. At the professional level, your clarinet choice is very personal. 10 months ago. It's a $9k instrument I believe, but I can see why. In 2000 clarinettist and entrepreneur, Morrie Backun opened a small repair shop for woodwind instruments with two employees. £1500 - £2500 (6) £5000 - £10000 (6) £1000 - £1500 (2) £400 - £500 (2) £2500 - £5000 (1) Backun Protege - Cocobolo with Gold keys - Bb Clarinet. 6. Founded in 2000, Backun Musical is dedicated to advancing the art of woodwinds. Payment methods: Paypal, Bank Transfer (invoice will be provided), cash on collection (collection from Delivered anywhere in UK ). The processing of the body. According to the intentions of Morrie Backun, the numbers in 2013 should be more than twice as high. The Q Series clarinet offers those who prefer a more traditional French-style instrument the chance to experience the world of Backun. After a short period of making only barrels, Backun then set out to design a clarinet bell in 2001 and mouthpieces in 2004. After the end of the engagement with Conn-Selmer, Backun launched his first custom clarinets at the 2011 NAMM Show, these instruments were of exceptional high quality for professional clarinettists. Instruments: Backun Musical Services. An existing Lumiere can be turned into a basset clarinet with a separately available basset lower joint. Can be used on B-flat or A clarinets and is in perfect shape. Canadian Owned: Yes. Backun Alpha Bb Clarinet In full working order. How the Clarinet is Made Making the Body. Well-known clarinetists play clarinets from Backun. The following clarinets are in the program:[14][15], 1. Manufactured In: Burnaby, BC. The company sells its instruments not only itself, but also through a worldwide dealer network. A new concept of instrument. Learn how your comment data is processed. In July 2018, we decided to do something about it, starting to compile a list of Canadian products and services so you can rest easy knowing your dollars are having their maximum impact in the Canadian economy. 174 Issue 2, p9, Eastman And Backun In Strategic Partnership, Music Trades, Nov2016, Vol. These patent-pending clarinets, developed by BMS and available only from BMS, have a carbon-coated body (upper and lower joint) over either a Grenadilla or Cocobolo wood core. We combine modern manufacturing techniques and treatments with classic grenadilla wood and silver-plated key work to produce … Custom model CG Carbon Clarinet in B♭ and A with 18 keys, 6 rings and Eb-lever (CG are the initials of the italian clarinettist Corrado Giuffredi). Paul Globus, Industry Profiles Interview with Morie Backun, Clarinet, Jun2004, Vol. [5]and continued to develop accessories for international distribution, which expanded the Backun brand around the world. Backun (17) MATERIAL. 5. Backun Alpha Bb Clarinet. Professional model Q Series in B♭ and A made of Grenadilla with 17 keys, 6 rings plus optional Eb-lever, silver-plated As a special limited edition Q Series in B♭ and A made of Cocobolo, like Nr. Both the Lumière and MoBa models in Cocobolo are offered at a considerable extra cost as Super Series sets, in such a way that the clarinets are made entirely from the same single five foot piece of wood, and therefore has the same grain structure throughout from the B♭ down through the A. Your email address will not be published. Clarinet, single-reed woodwind instrument used orchestrally and in military and brass bands and possessing a distinguished solo repertory. It’s made of wood on the inside and synthetic material on the outside in order to increase sound quality. Up for auction is a Backun ringless clarinet barrel made of cocobolo wood. Shop and save on the Alpha Bb Clarinet at Woodwind & Brasswind. The A clarinet, Lumière model (top model), is also available as a basset clarinet. Home Products: Lift Innovations Herb Grinder . Founded in 2000, Backun Musical is dedicated to advancing the art of woodwinds. Learn more about clarinets in this article. 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