lefreQue

The 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


SKU Product name   Price  
D018719324126625 lefreQue Elastic Band
  • $3.00
A00000LFQDBLRDRB lefreQue Sound Bridge - Red Brass Extra Curved/Double Reed (55mm)
  • $84.95
D00LFQDBLRDRGPRB lefreQue Sound Bridge - Rose Gold Plated Red Brass Extra Curved/Double Reed (55mm)
  • $266.95
C000LFQDBLRDRGSS lefreQue Sound Bridge - Rose Gold Plated Solid Silver Extra Curved/Double Reed (55mm)
  • $315.86
A00000LFQDBLRDSP lefreQue Sound Bridge - Silver Plated Red Brass Extra Curved/Double Reed (55mm)
  • $113.95
A00000LFQDBLRDSS lefreQue Sound Bridge - Solid Silver Extra Curved/Double Reed (55mm)
  • $220.46
C000LFQDBLRDGPRB lefreQue Sound Bridge - Yellow Gold Plated Red Brass Extra Curved/Double Reed (55mm)
  • $266.95
C000LFQDBLRDGPSS lefreQue Sound Bridge - Yellow Gold Plated Solid Silver Extra Curved/Double Reed (55mm)
  • $315.86
701000000LFQ14K33 lefreQue Sound Bridge - 14k Gold (33mm)
  • $1800.00
  • 3   – Reward points
701000000LFQ14K41 lefreQue Sound Bridge - 14k Gold (41mm)
  • $2800.00
  • 5   – Reward points
A00000LFQ24KSG33 lefreQue Sound Bridge - 24k Gold (33mm)
  • $2989.95
  • 5   – Reward points
701000000LFQ8KRG33 lefreQue Sound Bridge - 9k Rose Gold (33mm)
  • $1150.00
  • 2   – Reward points
701000000LFQ9KRG41 lefreQue Sound Bridge - 9k Rose Gold (41mm)
  • $1800.00
  • 3   – Reward points
700000000LFQ9K41 lefreQue Sound Bridge - 9k Solid Gold (41mm)
  • $1800.00
  • 3   – Reward points
D008719324126571 lefreQue Sound Bridge - Extra Curved/Double Reed Tutorial (55mm)
  • $19.95
80100000LFQFS33 lefreQue Sound Bridge - Fine Silver (33mm)
  • $166.95
80100000LFQFS41 lefreQue Sound Bridge - Fine Silver (41mm)
  • $252.95
701000000LFQFS76 lefreQue Sound Bridge - Fine Silver (76mm)
  • $457.95
701000000LFQPLATINUM lefreQue Sound Bridge - Platinum (33mm)
  • $2995.00
  • 5   – Reward points
700000000LFQRB33 lefreQue Sound Bridge - Red Brass (33mm)
  • $45.95
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