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Everything In Music - Since 1958

20" Bell Barrier Mask For Woodwind And Brasswind Instruments

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Original price $0.00
$18.95
$18.95 - $26.95
Current price $18.95
Inventory Status:

► New / Single - ♫ In stock
► New / Double - ♫ In stock
► New / Triple - ❓ Out of stock
About Inventory Status


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In stock: It is in stock and available to ship or pickup. We can usually ship or have these items available for pickup by the next business day if they don't require inspection, special handling, or setup. Our pickup location is 11151 Veirs Mill Rd. Silver Spring, MD 20902.

📆 Preorder: It is on the way to our warehouse. We can't predict when preorder items will arrive due to current supply chain issues. If you place an order for one of these items someone will contact you to estimate the delivery date.

Out of stock: We don't currently have it available but you're not out of luck yet. We still may be able to get it. If you order one of these items we will contact you with an estimated fulfillment date. You have the option to cancel the order if you change your mind.

Special order: The item is so special that it needs to be custom ordered for you. Some of these items are works of art and have to be made individually. Orders for special order items must be prepaid and we cannot accept cancellations or refunds.

█ Sold out: We don't think we can get this item because it was either discontinued by the manufacturer or was limited in quantity. If you want or need this item call or text us. Sometimes we can help you track down the item through other sources or help you find something similar.

About Item Conditions


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New: The item is brand new as received from the manufacturer with a full manufacturer warranty. Instruments such as guitars, snare drums, drum kits, brass and woodwind instruments may be opened for photography and quality control inspection and may not be in a factory sealed box.

Mint or Open Box: The item may have been opened and tested but has been repackaged. The original packaging may have superficial issues but the item itself and any originally included accessories are in perfect, like new condition.

Display Model: These items are so cool that we put them on display in our legendary shop. The condition is brand new as received from the manufacturer with manufacturer warranty. Rest assured, these items undergo a very careful inspection before shipping.

Demo: These items have been on our sales floor for demo purposes and will likely show signs of use. The original packaging may no longer be included, but you can be assured that you are receiving an awesome item and an awesome price.

Used: The item is used. These item may have varying degrees of wear. Please read the description for information about the condition of the item. Used items do not carry a warranty.

B or C Stock: Factory refurbished. These items were purchased from the manufacturer in a refurbished condition. They will show some cosmetic issues, but nothing that would impact performance. Being that these are sealed from the manufacturer, we generally do not open these to photograph the cosmetic issues. They are guaranteed to work and may have a limited warranty or you may purchase an extended warranty in some cases. Please see the listing description for item specific information.

Condition: New
Layer: Single


Bell Barrier Mask For Woodwind And Brasswind Instruments, 20" - Single, Double, And Triple Layered

***Please measure the bell of your instrument (See Photo#2) to ensure a proper fit***

The Bell Barrier instrument cover is designed to prevent viral and bacterial pathogens from transmitting from the player, through the instrument to the surrounding musicians and audience members who are nearby. The material used to make the cover is unique. It is a GSM 45 weight, non-woven, non-stretching, polypropylene fabric specially sourced for this purpose. This material is the same as is used in laboratory clean rooms and non-surgical medical facilities. It is anti-microbial and machine washable. However, it must be air-dried and not put into a dryer. It is designed to seal with the bell without grasping around the bell tightly. By lying flush with the bell and being cut to all exact bell sizes, a strong seal is made. However, by not grasping the bell tightly, the Bell Barrier avoids restricting vibration, affecting intonation, causing discomfort, and creating significant sound degradation for the user. Three different layer configurations are available.

  • Acoustically Transparent – The Bell Barriers are 98% acoustically transparent, so there is very little sound loss. They work just like face masks in preventing the spread of airborne pathogens while playing.
  • Pull tab – All Bell Barriers have a sew-on tab for easy on/off with minimal touching of exposed areas.
  • Sizes – Bell Barrier instrument masks range in bell size diameters from 2 inches to 27 inches.


LAYER SPECIFICATIONS

Single-Layer

The Bell Barrier single layer cover is sufficient to capture over 70% of all pathogens exiting the bell with the remaining aerosols that escape traveling only 33 cm or 1 foot, .992 inches before they fall to the floor. It meets the CDC mask requirement of between 30 and 80 weight material and comes in at a fabric weight of 54. As the pathogens leaving the bell are substantially less than those from speaking or singing, such reduced load is significant enough to prevent any contamination of the surrounding environment and to substantially reduce any possibility of transmission to other nearby audience members or players. This version is the most favored and playable of the options as it is highly effective and has little to no effect on sound, intonation, or feel when used.

Double-Layer

The Bell Barrier double layer cover adds a second removable layer of our fabric to the inside of the main cover. This does not wrap around the bell causing more vibration reduction, but it does block even more pathogens from exiting the bell. This is good in high-risk areas and poorly ventilated rooms where social distancing of four feet is not possible. It is still very playable and has little effect on sound or intonation but will slightly dull high frequency sounds especially in soprano instruments. The good news is when circumstances allow, the second layer is removable without damage, by the user so that it can be used as a single layer cover in less concentrated or more ventilated environments.

Triple-Layer

For those hyper confined and poorly ventilated environments, a third insert layer may be added. This exceeds even the most stringent, MERV 13 standards of filtering. While this has the most impact on playing, it is still the best option at this filter rate to get close to the original sound, feel, and intonation. Both layers, being removable by the user, make this option eminently flexible based on any given circumstance.

*Custom Screening – For bulk orders, bell covers can be ordered blank or they can be custom screened with your organization, logo, mascot, or message. A nominal fee is added. Please call a Chuck Levin's representative for more information*

Manufacturer: Bell Barrier
SKU: BB20-46-WHXE


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