Vandoren German and Austrian Clarinet Mouthpieces

Vandoren Boehm and German System B-flat Clarinet Mouthpiece

Boehm and German System B♭ Clarinet Mouthpieces

Two versatile mouthpieces which can be played both on German and Boehm System clarinets.

M30D B40D

The length and diameter of the shank, the bore, the appearance of the tip rail and the external shape are the components of this new concept, which offers a perfect balance between a very warm sound and great intonation.

56 Rue Lepic reeds are more particularly recommended for these mouthpieces.

Vandoren German System Clarinet Mouthpiece

German System Clarinet Mouthpieces

D Series: The German Tradition

D2 D4 D6

Available in three openings, the D series is the German system standard reference. Its new design meets all acoustic expectations. Deep, warm sound and intonation are the main qualities of this series.


Also available: Austrian System

Mouthpiece Structure

Tip opening: the distance between the reed tip and the end of the mouthpiece. Measured at the tip, typically described as narrow (small), medium or open (large).
Facing: the various dimensions that together are the platform upon which the reed vibrates.
Facing length: the distance over which the reed flexes during vibration, typically described as short, medium or long.
Baffle: the area just behind the reed tip that exerts control upon the airstream, typically described as high (accentuating upper partials in the sound) or low (bringing out lower partials).
Chamber: the space behind the baffle where the sound develops, typically described as small, medium or large.
Throat: the transition between the chamber and the bore.
Bore: the area within the mouthpiece leading into the instrument itself.
Beak: the angle of the 'top' of the mouthpiece and the resting position for the upper teeth. The angle of the beak varies between different manufacturers and a player may feel more comfortable with a higher or lower angle of the beak. For B♭ Clarinet, Vandoren offer a choice.

Mouthpiece Opening

Boehm and German System

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TIP OPENING (MM) 1.15
FACING
WHAT WE THINK...
The M30D is a versatile mouthpiece. The length and diameter of the shank, the bore, the appearance of the tip rail and the external shape are the most notable components of this new concept design offering a perfect balance between a very warm sound and great intonation. 56 rue Lepic reeds are particularly recommended for these mouthpieces. Can be used with both Boehm and German system clarinets.
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TIP OPENING (MM) 1.195
FACING
WHAT WE THINK...
The B40D is a versatile mouthpiece. The length and diameter of the shank, the bore, the appearance of the tip rail and the external shape are the most notable components of this new concept design offering a perfect balance between a very warm sound and great intonation. 56 rue Lepic reeds are more particularly recommended for these mouthpieces and the slightly wider tip of the B40D will be suited to mid-strength reeds. Can be used with both Boehm and German system clarinets.
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German System

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TIP OPENING (MM) 0.96
FACING
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Austrian System

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TIP OPENING (MM) 0.8
FACING
WHAT WE THINK...
Designed specifically for the Austrian market and capable of playing at the required higher pitch. Will require the use of very strong reeds due to the narrow tip opening and long facing length.
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TIP OPENING (MM) 0.85
FACING
WHAT WE THINK...
Designed specifically for the Austrian market and capable of playing at the required higher pitch. More open at the tip than the VA0 and more flexible. Mid-strength reeds are recommended to suit this comfortable all-rounder mouthpiece.
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