VANDOREN B40 Bb CLARINET MOUTHPIECE
THE OPINION OF THE VANDOREN EXPERTS Same facing as the B45 with a wider tip rail, it produces a compact and centered sound.
> EXPLANATION OF THE MOUTHPIECE’S STRUCTURE AND ITS OPENING
OPENING1/100 MM 119.5
FACING LENGTH Medium Long
INSTRUMENT Bb clarinet
SERIES Traditional clarinet mouthpieces
BEAK AND PITCH
The difference between “Profile 88” and Traditional mouthpieces is in the exterior angle of the beak. Therefore, the musician is free to choose the model which suits their purpose in terms of best playing position, easiest sound projection, greatest playing comfort, and the most controllable and precise articulation.
Vandoren has developed the “13 series” mouthpiece specifically for American clarinetists using A440 pitch.
Originally, four models have been originally developed with specific facings to this series:
the M13, M13 Lyre, M15 and M30 mouthpieces.
The “13 series” range also encompasses other models (traditional facings): 5RV, 5RV Lyre, B45, B40, B40 Lyre and M30 Lyre.