Backun MoBa Clarinet – Grenadilla Wood
Perfection Doesn’t Happen, You Have to Design It!
The Backun MoBa clarinet is absolutely unbelievable. It is hands down the best clarinet that we have ever come across in our shop, beating out every clarinet in every category that one can judge. It’s price is at the top of the clarinet market but so is its performance. These clarinets are custom hand built in Backun’s shop in Canada and offer unique features and designs not found on other clarinets.
About the MoBa Clarinet
The MoBa Clarinet is not merely an upgrade, but rather a new model on an entirely different level. The Backun MoBa clarinet incorporates a unique Automatic Low F Vent mechanism for optimal tuning. Each Backun MoBa Clarinet is tuned and voiced to Ricardo Morales’ unwavering standards. Why make sacrifices? Make music.
Backun MoBa Clarinet Features
• Backun acoustical design with selected matching upper and lower joints made from highly figured, aged and exotic woods
• Automatic Low F Vent activated from register key for unrivalled tuning and voicing throughout the registers.
• Precision keywork fit on a unique proprietary posting system manufactured in-house for long-term reliability and true touch sensitivity
• Backun Modular Posting System designed to make key fitting and refitting precise and effortless
• Combination carbon fiber and titanium upper and lower joints for uncompromising fit and seal
• Sculpted inline trill key design with enlarged finger buttons and an independent guide system to maintain superior alignment
• Unique thumb rest that is fully adjustable by the player – aiding in correct hand positioning, comfort and stability
The Backun MoBa Clarinet is available in 2 different woods: Grenadilla & Cocobolo. There are many differing opinions on which is best and even differing opinions on what the wood does to the sound. So here are the personal opinions of Dave Kessler in regards to these woods:
Grenadilla is the same wood that most clarinets are made out of. Backun uses a premium quality, unstained Grenadilla for the Backun MoBa clarinet. I find that the Grenadilla will produce a more tonally centered and deeper tone that the audience will hear as darker and richer. Personally, I always prefer the way that customers sound on the Grenadilla as I listen to them. However, the effect of the wood “behind” the clarinet will make the player perceive the Grenadilla as a bit brighter and more focused than the Cocobolo wood.
Cocobolo is a very dense wood and like the Grenadilla, Backun uses a premium quality, unstained Cocobolo for the Backun MoBa clarinet. I find that the Cocobolo gives a broader and sweeter tone that is more open that the audience will hear as brighter and lighter. However, the player “behind” the clarinet will generally perceive the Cocobolo as the richer of the two because they are “hearing more” from the clarinet than they do with the Grenadilla.
|Backun MoBa Clarinet|
|Bore||Backun MoBa Bore w/Under-Cut Toneholes|
|Material||Premium, Unstained Grenadilla Wood|
|Pads||Custom Black Valentino|
|Key Style||Backun Design – Silver or Gold Plating Options|
|Special Mechanism||Left Hand Eb/Ab Lever & Automatic Low F Vent|
|Barrels||2 MoBa Barrels (matched wood) 65mm & 66mm|
|Bell||MoBa Bell with Voicing Groove|
|Case||BAM France Trekking|
|Warranty||Backun Warranty & Kessler 1 Year Shop Warranty|
Every Backun MoBa clarinet we send out to a customer is not released from us unless it has been completely setup in our shop first. Sometimes, a clarinet (regardless of who the manufacturer or the price point is) comes in needing 20 minutes of adjustments and then the very next one can require 2 hours!
This is why we perform our setup (in our www.ClarinetRepairs.com ProShop) on your new Backun MoBa clarinet before delivering it to you. You trust us with your purchase and we want to make sure that you are rewarded by giving you your new Backun MoBa clarinet setup flawlessly!
18 Month Same As Cash Financing!
Purchase your new Backun MoBa Clarinet through Kessler & Sons Music using First Mutual Finance and receive special 18 Month Same As Cash financing!
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18 Month Same As Cash Option Available on New Instrument at Advertised New Price Only. Full details on financing page.
Does not apply towards Store Used Demos or Used Instruments. Demos and Used models can still be financed under standard terms.