The Fatboy by Backun is unbelievably versatile across all genres. This barrel produces a beautifully focused and controlled sound with an even sense of resistance throughout. There’s no need to make sacrifices for a darker tone, the Fatboy gives the feeling of lighter response with more resistance. Your first choice for orchestral playing, both on stage and in the pit, the Fatboy never disappoints. This barrel will greatly improve the players response/ tone and be appreciated by any advanced student or professional.
Choice of Grenadilla and Cocobolo woods: Grenadilla and Cocobolo offer very different tonal characteristics. The sound that Grenadilla products produce contain more high overtones and, therefore, have been described as having “ping.” Cocobolo has less of these high overtones and is often described as being “warmer” than Grenadilla. Cocobolo also tends to project more efficiently than Grenadilla.
Comparison of different barrel models: Each barrel has a different outside profile, bore design and weight, all of which effect the tone, response and projection. The Fatboy Barrel is very free blowing and responsive. The MoBa Barrel is slightly more resistant than the Fatboy Barrel and has more projection. The best way to experience the differences between these models is to try them for yourself.