LefreQue 167610 Sound Bridge, 76mm Silver-Plated Brass
The lefreQue is a seemingly simple sound bridge that can make a wind instrument sound better. It consists of a bridge that is built up by two metal elements that will repair the sound breaches that occur in by nature all wind instruments. You can put the lefreQue on an instrument using specially developed bands: you do not need to change anything on the instrument itself.
Saxophone and flute player Hans Kuijt first invented the lefreQue for the saxophone, being unsatisfied with the sound quality of even the very best instruments. He had the idea that is it more or less illogical to use cork as a link between the mouthpiece of the saxophone and the rest of the instrument. Cork is a material that does not pass on sound. You can use it to fit a mouth piece on to the instrument but at the same time, the properties of cork are such that it does not transmit the required sound to the instrument, it actually mutes sound. lefreQue solves this problem.
lefreQue does not add but gives in return
One uninterrupted sound body would be ideal for every wind instrument. But in practice that is impossible. With every sliding connection, every screwing point and every soldered tube you inevitably lose part of the produced sound. lefreQue will give back the sound to the instrument.
Sound breaches repaired
The lefreQue will repair the sound breaches that occur in every wind instrument.
The greatest gain is to be had at the connection between the mouth piece and the rest of the instrument. But every further employment of a lefreQue at the other connections will also enhance the sound markedly.
You will notice the difference immediately: the sound will be more complete, the instrument will respond much quicker and the greater speed of the tone changes will be spectacular.
Never again without
The lefreQue will prove to be an indispensable addition for every wind instrument. The expertly chosen material and unique patented shape will enhance the sound quality and ease of play beyond imagination.
lefreQue will make your instrument more complete as Emily Beynon, solo flutist of the Royal Concertgebouw attests: "Within an hour I was completely convinced: I will never again play without lefreQue!"
LefreQue optimizing your instrument
Although seemingly the simplest solution you could think of, the lefreQue is not just any old piece of scrap metal. The shape and material have been carefully selected and thought out, to obtain the best possible bridge between the instrument parts and to achieve a universal fit. Both are crucial to make possible uninterrupted sound production. Only a real lefreQue will guarantee the optimalisation of your instrument.
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- LefreQue Sound Bridge
- Increases resonance of wind instruments by repairing "sound breaches" caused by breaks in the tube at joints
- Silver-plated red brass
- Four sizes available: see sizing guide for which size you need
- Attaches to your instrument with LefreQue knotted bands (not supplied but available separately)