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  Image size: 350x350, 71.439Kb  Image type: jpegThe lefreQue Sound Bridge is a simple yet ingenious device that fixes the biggest design flaw in all modern wind instruments: the connections between instrument subsections - that is, the joins between head joint, body, and foot joint - disrupt the smooth production of sound. This is thanks to the break in the material of the instrumental tube. The lefreQue Sound Bridge does exactly as its names suggests and bridges that break.

How It Works: Two precisely shaped pieces of metal (brass, silver, or gold) sit on top of each other to create a miniature acoustic chamber. This chamber is bound with elastic to the flute so that each side of the lefreQue touches a different section - one side touches, say, the head joint, while the other side touches the body. The lefreQue transfers and amplifies the vibrations within the head joint material over the break and into the metal of the flute body. This, then, fully optimizes your instrument for the best tone.

An ever-increasing number of top class professionals fully endorses the benefits of LefreQue sound bridges. Among them Emmanuel Pahud (flute), Steven Mead (euphonium), Bryan Lynch (trumpet), Melton Tuba Quartet (tuba), Kim Laskovski (bassoon), Rupert Gratz (tuba), Evan Tate (saxophone) and many more.

Originally designed for saxophone by Hans Kuijt (an attempt to counteract the non-vibrating cork in saxophone connections), the lefreQue bridges the piccolo\'s cork connection similarly. The various Sound Bridge sizes (33 millimeter, 41mm, and 76mm) make it easy to optimize the piccolo, flute, alto, or bass for the best sound production, and the variety of metals available allow you to find the best fit for your own instrument.

A special double reed size is also available.

Choosing the Correct Size of LefreQue Plates and Band

Each instrument can use different sizes of lefreQue at different joints. Detailed size charts for each instrument can be downloaded below.

Flute

Clarinet
Oboe
Saxophone
Bassoon

Trumpet
Bugle
Trombone
French Horn
Tuba
Euphonium

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lefreQue Elastic Band

These knotted elastic bands are for use with the lefreQue Sound Bridge.

Please choose your desired size from the options menu below.

$3.00

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lefreQue Sound Bridge - 14k Gold (33mm)

14k Solid Gold lefreque are available in two types of gold - yellow gold and rose gold. Each has particular tendencies:

Solid 14k Yellow Gold: Warm, clear, and fluid tone production throughout the entire range with clear overtones.
Solid 14k Rose Gold: Warm, rich, and...

$1800.00

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lefreQue Sound Bridge - 14k Gold (41mm)

14k Solid Gold lefreque are available in two types of gold - yellow gold and rose gold. Each has particular tendencies:

Solid 14k Yellow Gold: Warm, clear, and fluid tone production throughout the entire range with clear overtones.
Solid 14k Rose Gold: Warm, rich, and...

$2800.00

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lefreQue Sound Bridge - 24k Gold (33mm)

The 24k Solid Gold lefreQue tends towards a pure, warm, and colorful tone production throughout the entire range with clear overtones.

A band is required to attached the lefreQue to your instrument.


The lefreQue Sound Bridge...

$3415.00

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lefreQue Sound Bridge - 9k Rose Gold (33mm)

The 9k Rose Gold lefreQue tends towards warm, colorful, smooth tone throughout the entire range with clear overtones.

A band is required to attached the lefreQue to your instrument.


The lefreQue Sound Bridge is a simple yet...

$1150.00

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lefreQue Sound Bridge - 9k Rose Gold (41mm)

The 9k Rose Gold lefreQue in 41 millimeters.

A band is required to attached the lefreQue to your instrument.


The lefreQue Sound Bridge is a simple yet ingenious device that fixes the biggest design flaw in...

$1800.00

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lefreQue Sound Bridge - Brass (33mm)

Brass lefreQue are available in two types of brass - yellow brass and red brass. These tend to have a round sound, a lot of ‘core’ in the tone, and fast response.

Select your preference for the brass 33 millimeter below.

A band is required to attached the...

$46.52

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lefreQue Sound Bridge - Brass (41mm)

Brass lefreQue are available in two types of brass - yellow brass and red brass. These tend to have a round sound, a lot of ‘core’ in the tone, and fast response.

Select your preference for the brass 41 millimeter below.

A band is required to attached the...

$58.15

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lefreQue Sound Bridge - Brass (76mm)

These tend to have a round sound, a lot of ‘core’ in the tone, and fast response.

A band is required to attached the lefreQue to your instrument.


The lefreQue Sound Bridge is a simple yet ingenious device that...

$94.15

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lefreQue Sound Bridge - Extra Curved/Double Reed (55mm)

The lefreQue Xtra Curved 55mm was designed for double reeds - to bridge the connection between the cork and the body of the instrument. Select your choice of material below.

A band is required to attached the lefreQue to your instrument.


The

$89.95

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lefreQue Sound Bridge - Gold-Plated Red Brass (33mm)

Gold-plated Red Brass lefreQue are available with two types of gold plating - yellow gold and red gold - and they tend towards a round sound, a lot of ‘core’ in the tone, and fast response. The yellow gold plating provides more depth and brilliance to the upper harmonics, where...

$169.25

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lefreQue Sound Bridge - Gold-Plated Red Brass (41mm)

Gold-plated Red Brass lefreQue are available with two types of gold plating - yellow gold and red gold - and they tend towards a round sound, a lot of ‘core’ in the tone, and fast response. The yellow gold plating provides more depth and brilliance to the upper harmonics, where...

$256.50

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lefreQue Sound Bridge - Gold-Plated Solid Silver (33mm)

Gold-plated Solid Silver lefreQue are available with two types of gold plating - yellow gold and red gold. Select your preference below.

The Rose Gold Plated over Solid Silver lefreQue provides the player with similar properties as the Solid Silver when it comes to projection and...

$206.99
List price: $229.95 save 10%

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lefreQue Sound Bridge - Gold-Plated Solid Silver (41mm)

Gold-plated Solid Silver lefreQue are available with two types of gold plating - yellow gold and red gold. Select your preference below.

The Rose Gold Plated over Solid Silver lefreQue provides the player with similar properties as the Solid Silver when it comes to projection and...

$305.99
List price: $339.95 save 10%

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lefreQue Sound Bridge - Platinum (33mm)

The Platinum Lefreque provides the player with incredible overtones and a brilliant, pure core sound. The platinum will enhance the players tone with a palette of warm colors in all registers and smooth, fluid connections between intervals.

A band is required to attached the...

$2995.00

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