Backun Barrel – Protege




Designed for the developing student, Protégé is revelation for teachers and their students. The best thing a teacher can do for their clarinet students is make sure they have a great mouthpiece and a great barrel. With the majority of the tone quality coming from those two pieces, it is essential they are of the highest caliber. Protégé barrels are designed to be that next step for a developing player. Sleek design meets superior acoustics, resulting in students achieving the best sound and intonation possible. These barrels are an affordable way to really make a difference in a students’ playing.

Backun Bb/A Barrel Specs:

Cocobolo or Grenadilla

For Buffet/Leblanc/Yamaha Clarinets:
64, 65, 66

Additional information


64, 65, 66


Cocobolo, Grenadilla



Backun Musical was founded by Morrie Backun in 2000. N0w the family name is known around the world for some of the most innovative woodwind products of the last century.

Focused on the future, Backun also looks to the past for inspiration. The first barrel ever made was for Wes Foster, Former Principal Clarinet in the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and a protege of the late, Robert Marcellus. Wes had a vintage Clarinet in need of a barrel. Rather than purchase a stock model, Morrie crafted one from a block of cocobolo wood. Fifteen years later, barrels, and later bells, mouthpieces and clarinets, have grown into some of the most sought-after woodwind products in the world.

Backun's promise of ‘Advancing the Art of Woodwinds’ is not something they take lightly. Every day is dedicated to the craft, using skills and advanced technologies to help musicians reach the highest levels of excellence.

From exceptional aged woods to the purest metals, Backun Musical has become renowned worldwide for its dedication to making the finest woodwind instruments and accessories. Driven by this vision and fuelled by the ever-higher standards of its clients, the company is constantly pushing the boundaries of art and acoustics. Small wonder that it has become the go-to source for woodwind instrument and accessory designs around the world.

While Backun's product line has grown over the years, what has not changed is its commitment to provide woodwind artists with exceptional products and outstanding customer service. Ask any of the legions of artists who play its products, and they’ll tell you why the company's knowledge and proprietary manufacturing techniques are in demand the world over.

From its first to its first clarinet; Backun really is ‘Reinventing the Clarinet One Piece at a Time.’