Pad Specs

How much do you want to know?
It's popular now to know pad thicknesses other than; Thin, Med. Thin, Med., Med. Thick, or Thick.
So, here is the data on pad thicknesses in both metric and English terms.
No secrets here, just print this out, copy it down or remember where it's at.

~Clarinet Pads~

Cat #

Style

Size

Thickness

A54

Natural Cork

6.0 - 7.5mm

2.54mm / .100"

8.0 - 15.0mm

2.79mm / .110"

B9

Norbeck Synthetic

7.0 - 20.0mm

2.54mm / .100"

B9A

Norbeck Synthetic

9.0 - 20.0mm

3.55mm / .140"

 

 

~All Clarinet pads BELOW are of needle felt and beveled style~

B10

Single Skin

6.5 - 8.5mm

2.9mm / .114"

B11

Double Skin

9.0 - 13.5mm

3.6mm / .141"

14.0 - 20.0mm

3.9mm / .153"

B17

'True' Double Skin

6.5 - 8.5mm

2.6mm / .102"

B20

Single Skin

9.0 - 13.5mm

3.0mm / .118"

B21

Double Skin

14.0 - 20.0mm

3.5mm / .137"

B24

Single Skin

6.5 - 8.5mm

2.3mm / .090"

B25

Double Skin

9.0 - 13.5mm

2.5mm / .098"

14.0 - 20.0mm

2.8mm / .110"

~Oboe & Piccolo Pads~

A54

Natural Cork

6.0 - 7.5mm

2.54mm / .100"

8.0 - 15.0mm

2.79mm / .110"

B9

Norbeck Synthetic

7.0 - 20.0mm

2.54mm / .100"

B9A

Norbeck Synthetic

9.0 - 20.0mm

3.55mm / .140"

 

Norbeck's DO NOT work on metal surfaces!
(Like metal vents and metal Piccolo bodies)
~Piccolo & Oboe pads below are of woven felt and NOT beveled~
(If you want to use a beveled pad, you can use the B25, .098" thin clarinet pad.)

B35, B37

Double Skin

6.5 - 15.5mm

2.3mm / .090"

B28

Yellow Double Skin

(same as above)

 

~Flute Pads~

{Note: All flute pads over 15mm have a 5.5mm center hole (.210") and will fit a Yamaha}

B7

~De'Jur~ Double Skin

11.0 - 12.0mm

2.6mm / .101"

(needle felt)

16.0 - 20.0mm

2.5mm / .098"

B8

~ De'Jur~ Yellow Double Skin

11.0 - 12.0mm

2.6mm / .101"

(needle felt)

16.0 - 20.0mm

2.5mm / .098"

B29

Double Skin

11.0 - 12.0mm

2.3mm / .090"

(woven felt)

16.0 - 20.0mm

2.5mm / .098"

B30

Double Skin

11 - 12.5, 13, 14mm

2.6mm / .101"

B30H

(woven felt)

15, 16 - 27.5mm

2.9mm / .114"

B31

Double Skin

11.0 - 12.0mm

2.6mm / .101"

(needle felt)

16.0 - 20.0mm

2.9mm / .114"

B38

Yellow Double Skin

11.0 - 12.0mm

2.6mm / .101"

(woven felt)

16.0 - 20.0mm

2.9mm /.114"

B26

~ De'Jur~ Yellow Double Skin

11.0 - 12.0mm

2.6mm / .101"

(needle felt)

16.0 - 20.0mm

2.9mm / .114"

 

~Bassoon, Alto & Bass Clarinet~

~These are ALL woven felt~

B32

Tan Kid Leather

7.0 - 35.5mm

3.2mm / .126"

B33

White Kid Leather

7.0 - 35.5mm

3.2mm / .126"

B33

Oval White Kid Leather

12.0mm X 14.5mm

3.2mm / .126"

 

~Saxophone Pads~

~ALL Saxophone pads are of woven felt~
(Resonators start at 15mm or 20/32", unless noted)
('Rivets only' on 20-25/32" or 16-20mm, in pad type)

B40, B42

7.0 - 11.0mm

4.0mm / .160"

B44, B47

Leather

11.5 - 70.0mm

4.7mm / .185"

B53, B59

7.0 - 70.0mm 4.7mm / .185"

B43, B46

7.0 - 1 1.0mm

3.5mm / .140"

B52, B58

Leather

11.5 - 70.0mm

4.0mm / .160"

B64

De' Jur

7.0 - 70.0mm

4.0mm / .160"

B66

De' Jur

7.0 - 70.0mm

4.7mm / .185"

B56

Cone Leather

20/32" - 88/32"

.185"

B56M

Cone

16mm - 70mm

4.7mm

B62M

Cone Leather

16mm - 70mm

4.0mm/ .160"

B60

Snap-on Leather

10mm - 59mm

as listed various


As you can see, the sax pads are proportional to diameter in a given thickness.

~For exact specifications, see Catalog describing focus pad~