Vandoren’s original mouthpiece, the Vandoren 5RV Clarinet Mouthpiece is the time-proven standard for professional musicians. It mixes quality with tradition.
13 Series with Profile 88 Beak (CM4018)
The 13 Series with a Profile 88 Beak is the only style we regularly stock at Vanguard as it is pitched in the New Zealand standard A440 pitch.
Traditional and Profile 88
The difference between Profile 88 (CM3018) and Traditional (CM301) 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.
Standard and Lyre
The alternate version of the 5RV is the 5RV Lyre which we also stock. most Vandoren mouthpieces have a ‘lyre’ and standard version. The best way to think about it is that these are essentially the same mouthpiece but with a slightly different flavour. The tip opening is sometimes more open or closed on the lyre version.
On the M30, the ‘lyre’ version, according to Vandoren, is, “More open than the 5RV with a longer facing”