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 DEG Accubore XT barrels
Author: shmuelyosef 
Date:   2020-04-01 22:39

Has anyone seen one of these before? If so, do you know what the design is intended for?

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 Re: DEG Accubore XT barrels
Author: Paul Aviles 
Date:   2020-04-01 23:53

I used the DEG barrels back in the '80s. They were the ones that look like radiators. The main idea behind them is that the aluminum body warms quickly and gets you up to speed with regard to tuning right away. Mine played a bit "brighter" than wood and helped with projection, though the tuning is the main thing.

..............Paul Aviles

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 Re: DEG Accubore XT barrels
Author: Bob Bernardo 
Date:   2020-04-02 04:43

As far as I know, all of the bores were straight, so this didn't help or hinder tuning.

Designer of - Vintage 1940 Cicero Mouthpieces and the La Vecchia mouthpieces

Yamaha Artist 2015

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 Re: DEG Accubore XT barrels
Author: Jarmo Hyvakko 
Date:   2020-04-02 13:02

I almost bought one in early 90's. I understood that the combination of aluminium and the radiator type of design was that the barrel would cool off very efficiently to keep the temperature of the barrel at the same level to minimize the changes in intonation.

Principal Clarinet, Tampere Philharmonic, Finland

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 Re: DEG Accubore XT barrels
Author: ruben 
Date:   2020-04-02 17:45

My memories of using one were that it robbed one's tone of colors. It sounded hollow.

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 Re: DEG Accubore XT barrels
Author: SteveP 
Date:   2020-04-02 18:20

I have a DEG Accubore aluminum (with the fins) which is a 65mm and is labelled "Moennig" as it has a tapered bore. As I recall those labelled "B" (as in "B65") were for Buffet and those labelled "L65" (or other number) were for Leblanc. It sounded as good as other barrels on certain horns, and mildly helped intonation on certain mouthpieces, but the improvements weren't consistent or enough to outweigh the scrutiny of other players or my mentor at the time.

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