An introduction to 'lefreQue'

As you have probably noticed, the world is full of gadgets, accessories in the music world as well as in all aspects of life. Many claim to make life easier, jobs done quicker, easier, short cuts if you like, to 'enhance' our world. The music world has many.

Here is perhaps the most important device in living memory than can enhance the way you play a wind instrument, be it a euphonium, cornet, horn, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, saxophone, flute, tuba etc

PLEASE look at the lefreQue website for full information. We can explain quite a bit here, but their website explains all !

For the euphonium it is possibly the most important innovation for performance since the compensating was invented by Mr. Blaikley , back in 1874 !!

Steve has been testing this lefreQue harmonic bridge plates for some months now and is totally convinced of the benefits:

Video 1 - a review of the lefreQue plates by Steven Mead

Video 2 - with and without the lefreQue plates

How does it work?

Sound bridge for wind instrument
The lefreQue is a sound bridge that will make all wind instruments sound better. It consists of a bridge that is built up by two metal elements that will repair the sound breaches that occur in by different parts of a  wind instrument. You can put the lefreQue on an instrument using a especially developed elastic band, you do not need to change anything on the instrument itself.

Saxophone and flute player Hans Kuijt at 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.

The missing link
Sound is essential for every wind instrument. All instrument builders over the centuries have used their own recipes. In the past decennia there have been no revolutionary developments, until now: the invention of lefreQue. Two simple metal plates for more sound, more colour and more emotion.


lefreQue does not add but gives in return
One uninterrupted sound body would be ideal for every wind instrument. But in practice that is impossible. With every sliding connection, every screwing point and every soldered tube you inevitably lose part of the produced sound. lefreQue will give back the sound to the instrument.

Sound breaches repaired
The lefreQue will repair the sound breaches that occur in every wind instrument.
The greatest gain is to be had at the connection between the mouth piece and the rest of the instrument. But every further employment of a lefreQue at the other connections will also enhance the sound markedly.
You will notice the difference immediately: the sound will be more complete and more in tune, the instrument will respond much quicker and the greater speed of the tone changes will be spectacular.

Never again without
The lefreQue will prove to be an indispensable addition for every wind instrument. The expertly chosen material and unique patented shape will enhance the sound quality and ease of play beyond imagination.
lefreQue will make your instrument more complete as Emily Beynon, solo flutist of the Royal Concertgebouw attests: Within an hour I was completely convinced: I will never again play without lefreQue!

flute pic LF

euph plates

French horn pic LF

LefreQue optimizes your instrument
Although seemingly the simplest solution you could think of, the lefreQue is not just any old piece of scrap metal. The shape and material have been carefully selected and thought out, to obtain the best possible bridge between the instrument parts and to achieve a universal fit. Both are crucial to make possible uninterrupted sound production. Only a real lefreQue will guarantee the optimalisation of your instrument. 

lefreque main pic

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