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Reed ligatures

The reed ligature plays an important role in conducting the vibrations between the reed and mouthpiece. The mass of the mouthpiece reduces the vibrations of the reed. The way in which and the extent to which this reduction occurs, as well as how much the mouthpiece vibrates together with the reed, is determined to a great extent by the ligature.

JuraReeds has two ligatures amongst their accessories that have proven to be of high quality. They reduce vibrations minimally but allow the mass of the mouthpiece to vibrate together with the reed. You can try these ligatures at JuraReeds and decide for yourself.


Paraschos


This ligature is made by hand out of rosewood and carbon fiber. The nuts and bolt are made of bronze. This ligature allows for a sonorous and brilliant sound. JuraReeds has the wooden ligature in models for German and French mouthpieces.


Woodstone

Woodstone ligatures have become very successful in a short period of time. They are completely made by hand by the Ishimori Family in Japan. This ligature allows for a full and rich sound. JuraReeds has models for German and French mouthpieces in solid silver and can also supply the ligatures in other metals.


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Barrels

Barrels are an important part of the clarinet that help to create the sound. They are the first part of the instrument after the mouthpiece. Barrels have an effect on the coloring of the sound, the feel of the instrument while playing and the intonation. The size and form of the bore are very important as well as the quality and weight of the wood. At JuraReeds we have had very good experiences with the barrels made by Schwenck & Seggelke in Bamberg, Germany. We have a large selection of their barrels made especially for us. There are barrels for German and French clarinets as well as barrels made especially for combined instruments.
Combinations of French and German clarinets are no longer taboo. The winner of the Geneva Competition in 2007, Shirley Brill, plays on Buffet clarinets with Schwenk & Seggelke barrels and bells. The barrels are available with two silver-plated rings or 1 carbon ring or 1 silver-plated ring in various lengths. Come and try them at JuraReeds.

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Bells

The importance of the bell of the clarinet is often under-estimated. The bell has an effect on the whole range of the instrument, not only the lower register. All the higher harmonics leave the instrument through the bell and for that reason the harmonic spectrum is to a great extent determined by the bell. Because the bell has a pronounced conical bore the number of possible variations is very large. The mass and thickness of the material also plays a role in the final sound. The bells for the Bb and A clarinet are built differently. At JuraReeds we have had very good experiences with the bells made by Schwenck & Seggelke in Bamberg, Germany. We have a large selection of their bells chosen especially for us. They are available for German and French clarinets. The winner of the Geneva Competition in 2007, Shirley Brill, plays on Buffet clarinets with Schwenk & Seggelke barrels and bells.
Come and try them at JuraReeds.

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