When you read the name "Bari," you might think for a moment that everything you'll find will be baritone reeds and mouthpieces. The reality is that nothing could be further from the truth. Bari makes parts for all the common types of saxophones and clarinets, so no matter which specific instrument you play, it's worth a look here for mouthpieces and reeds to suit. And, who knows, you just may find the upgrade your clarinet or sax has been waiting for all along. After all, it's not a stretch to say that the reed and mouthpiece are the secrets to incredible woodwind performance - so take a look at what Bari has to offer and think about what it can do for you.
The operative word at Bari has always been 'consistency,' and for the evidence of that, you need only look at the selection of reeds. Bari's founder, Wolfe Tayne, was an early adopter of synthetics, and having 60 years to fine-tune them has made Bari reeds the example of how to do synthetics right. For example, these reeds aren't molded: instead, they're cut, just like cane reeds, to help achieve the same sound. Try one of the original series, like the Bari Synthetic Bass Clarinet Reed, if you want a bright and vibrant tone. Or, go for a Bari Star reed for more darkness and warmth.
When they're not showing other reed makers what a synthetic reed should feel and sound like, the people at Bari are busy developing mouthpieces. Their selection is impressive, from traditional options such as the Bari Hard Rubber Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece to more unique offerings like the Gold Soprano Saxophone Mouthpiece. You'll even find some signature models, including the Mike Smith Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece, Richie Cole Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece and Buddy DeFranco Bb Clarinet Mouthpiece. So whether you're looking to craft your own signature sound or follow in the footsteps of the greats, Bari has a choice for you.
There's no substitute for high standards and world-class craftsmanship when making high-precision components like reeds and mouthpieces. Thankfully, Bari has both of those things in spades. Not only do they manage to deliver all the benefits of a synthetic reed (like long lifespan, consistency and moisture neutrality), they do it with a sound quality that you'll be hard-pressed to discern from cane. Factor in the amazing mouthpieces that are here alongside those reeds, and it's easy to see why Bari has earned the respect of woodwind musicians worldwide.