LefreQue is a revolutionary sound bridge that acoustically
connects the sections of your wind instrument, combining the benefits of both.
The result is an unequaled improvement of your sound quality: purer overtones,
accurate tuning, clear response, smooth intervals, extended dynamics, and
From a sound quality perspective, the "tube" of a
wind instrument would ideally exist as one piece. For practical reasons
(tuning, transport, technical constraints), modern wind instruments consist of
at least 2 or 3 different sections or joints. The LefreQue is a bridge that is
built up by two metal elements that will restore the sound breaches that occur
on different parts of a wind instrument.
The LefreQue is "installed" on an instrument using a specially
designed elastic band. No alterations are needed on the instrument.
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 concluded that all connections between the
different parts of a wind instrument had a negative influence on the sound
quality and tuning of the tone.
Finding that the invention worked perfectly on all types of
saxophone Hans decided to use the LefreQue on his flutes and piccolo. The
LefreQue essentially fixes the sound breach created at headjoint/body
connection as well as the body/footjoint connection.