Delrin is a dense composite material which possesses acoustical properties similar to grenadilla wood. The design of the Delrin clarinet barrel is identical to the wooden clarinet barrel and is made to the highest standards of accuracy.
On some clarinets, a Delrin clarinet barrel will actually sound better than a wooden barrel, so it’s always a good idea to try a few of each. Since Delrin is a composite material, you will never have to worry about the barrel warping, cracking, or changing over time.
The Wesley Rice Clarinet Barrel has a smoother tuning curve than a stock barrel. Overall, the notes that were flat with a stock barrel are closer to being in tune, and the sharp upper register notes are brought down. This results in easier tuning with ensembles, and more attention can be given to other areas of your playing.