Vandoren Masters and Black Diamond Clarinet Mouthpieces

Vandoren Black Diamond B♭ Clarinet Mouthpiece
Vandoren Black Diamond

The Black Diamond Ebonite mouthpiece features a new internal and external design. These developments offer the musician a full sound, rich in depth and colour, especially in the upper register of the clarinet.

BD5

The Black Diamond Ebonite mouthpiece is also available in 13 Series American pitch.

Vandoren Masters B♭ Clarinet Mouthpiece
Vandoren Masters

The Masters mouthpieces feature a specific bore, a new chamber as well as a new exterior design. They are very easy blowing and have exceptional sound and tuning characteristics.

CL4 CL5 CL6

Also available in 13 Series American pitch.

 
Vandoren Masters Ligature

The Masters mouthpieces require specific ligatures. They can only be used with an M series MO metal ligature or with flexible ligatures, like Leather or Klassik Vandoren ligatures.

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

CL4

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TIP OPENING (MM) 1.1
FACING Long
WHAT WE THINK...
The CL4 is the closest tip opening in the Masters range and will be best matched to mid-strength and stronger reeds. Precision of attack and a very focused tone are the hallmarks of this mouthpiece.
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TIP OPENING (MM) 1.1
FACING Long
WHAT WE THINK...
The CL4 is the closest tip opening in the Masters range and will be best matched to mid-strength and stronger reeds. Precision of attack and a very focused tone are the hallmarks of this mouthpiece.
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TIP OPENING (MM) 1.1
FACING Long
WHAT WE THINK...
The CL4 is the closest tip opening in the Masters range and will be best matched to mid-strength and stronger reeds. Precision of attack and a very focused tone are the hallmarks of this mouthpiece.
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BD5

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TIP OPENING (MM) 1.13
FACING Medium
WHAT WE THINK...
The new Black Diamond offers the musician a full sound, rich in depth and colour, especially in the upper register of the clarinet where the control and response are superb.
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TIP OPENING (MM) 1.13
FACING Medium
WHAT WE THINK...
The new Black Diamond offers the musician a full sound, rich in depth and colour, especially in the upper register of the clarinet where the control and response are superb.
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CL5

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TIP OPENING (MM) 1.135
FACING Long
WHAT WE THINK...
The CL5 is the middle tip opening in the Masters range and will be playable with a range of mid-strength reeds. Precision of attack, warmth and lovely quality of tone and a focused projection are the hallmarks of this mouthpiece.
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CL6

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TIP OPENING (MM) 1.135
FACING Long
WHAT WE THINK...
The CL6 is the largest tip opening in the Masters range and will be playable with a range of softer to mid-strength reeds. Precision of attack and a focused projection are the hallmarks of this mouthpiece. Exceptional stability with an attractive and versatile tone colour. Slightly less resistant than the CL5 version.
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