Backun Vocalise Bb Clarinet Mouthpiece

$295.00

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Complex simplicity by Hawkins and Backun

“It has long been my goal to create a clarinet mouthpiece that satisfies the nuances of change while preserving the history of the craft.” – Richard Hawkins

Outstanding artist. Renowned educator. Master craftsman. Words and praise that are often bestowed upon Richard Hawkins. After decades of collecting, observing and crafting mouthpieces for many of the world’s finest artists, Hawkins collaborated with Backun Musical Services to develop a series of mouthpieces with tonal ring and clarity that will change the course of mouthpiece history.

Designed for all ages and experience levels, the Vocalise Series of B♭ mouthpieces features a model for every player and occasion, all of which belong in your clarinet case. Complex resonance at a reasonable price.

Models:

R Model Bb – Close/Short

Evenness and a focus of sound that sings with ease are two characteristics of this close facing mouthpiece. The R allows artists to articulate with reduced effort, while ringing true with fabulous clarity. This is Hawkins’s choice for young artists looking to step up to a more complex mouthpiece.

G Model Bb – Medium/Medium

A medium faced mouthpiece that combines exceptional evenness and round tonal complexity. The G has a smoother influence on interval connections just where you need it. An all-around mouthpiece for those who prefer medium facings and lengths.

H Model Bb – Open/Long

The most open facing in the lineup, the H is both smooth and dark, with ample cushion for those who need more robust flexibility throughout the registers. This mouthpiece gives as much as it takes, requiring balanced breath support and unyielding passion in performance.

Z Model Bb – Extremely Open/Long

The Vocalise Z was developed to meet the needs of artists who prefer mouthpieces with a larger facing, while offering significant volume and projection. With a robust tone reminiscent of more current European models, the Z is Extremely Open/Long, with ample cushion for those who want a bold and unyielding tone.

Note: All New Mouthpieces from Backun are cleaned, disinfected and sterilized for your health and safety.

Washing Instructions: We recommend you wash your mouthpieces with warm water and mild dishwashing soap and then air dry it on a clean cloth. In classroom and group situations, we recommend the use of the Red Sterisol cleaner for its proven capability to clean, deodorize and sanitize mouthpieces.

Please do not immerse your mouthpieces in, or clean your mouthpieces with, isopropyl, or other members of the hydroxyl group of products.

 

Brand

Backun

Backun Musical was founded by Morrie Backun in 2000. N0w the family name is known around the world for some of the most innovative woodwind products of the last century.

Focused on the future, Backun also looks to the past for inspiration. The first barrel ever made was for Wes Foster, Former Principal Clarinet in the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and a protege of the late, Robert Marcellus. Wes had a vintage Clarinet in need of a barrel. Rather than purchase a stock model, Morrie crafted one from a block of cocobolo wood. Fifteen years later, barrels, and later bells, mouthpieces and clarinets, have grown into some of the most sought-after woodwind products in the world.

Backun's promise of ‘Advancing the Art of Woodwinds’ is not something they take lightly. Every day is dedicated to the craft, using skills and advanced technologies to help musicians reach the highest levels of excellence.

From exceptional aged woods to the purest metals, Backun Musical has become renowned worldwide for its dedication to making the finest woodwind instruments and accessories. Driven by this vision and fuelled by the ever-higher standards of its clients, the company is constantly pushing the boundaries of art and acoustics. Small wonder that it has become the go-to source for woodwind instrument and accessory designs around the world.

While Backun's product line has grown over the years, what has not changed is its commitment to provide woodwind artists with exceptional products and outstanding customer service. Ask any of the legions of artists who play its products, and they’ll tell you why the company's knowledge and proprietary manufacturing techniques are in demand the world over.

From its first to its first clarinet; Backun really is ‘Reinventing the Clarinet One Piece at a Time.’

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Additional information

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G – Medium/Medium, H – Open/Long, R – Close/Short, Z – Extremely Open/Long