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Vandoren Clarinet Mouthpiece Information

Vandoren Bb Clarinet Mouthpieces

  Chart With the same tip opening: long facing = stronger reed, short facing = softer reed. With the same facing: open mouthpiece = softer reed, closed mouthpiece = stronger reed
Mouthpiece
Tip Opening
1/100 mm
 Facing
Length

 Recommended Reeds

 

Traditional
 VVandoren12
56 Rue Lepic
Black Ebonite
Black Ebonite
Trad. Beak
 Profile 88
 Profile 88
 Profile 88
 5JB
 147
L
 1,5/2
 2,5 2,5  Vandoren Clarinet  Vandoren Clarinet  Vandoren Mouthpiece
 B45Misc
 127
ML
2/2,5/3
2,5/3/3,5 2,5/3/3,5
 Vandoren Clarinet
 Vandoren Clarinet
Vandoren Mouthpiece
 Vandoren Clarinet
 B40
 119.5
ML
2/2,5/3
2,5/3/3,5 2,5/3/3,5
 Vandoren Clarinet
 Vandoren Clarinet
Vandoren Mouthpiece
 Vandoren Clarinet
 B45
 119.5
ML
 2,5/3/3,5
3/3,5
3/3,5
 Vandoren Clarinet
 Vandoren Clarinet
Vandoren Mouthpiece
 Vandoren Clarinet
 B45 Vandoren  119.5 ML
 2,5/3/3,5
3/3,5
3/3,5
 Vandoren Clarinet
 Vandoren Clarinet
Vandoren Mouthpiece
 
 B46
117+
M
 2,5/3/3,5
3/3,5/4
3/3,5/3,5+
 Vandoren Clarinet
 Vandoren Clarinet
   
11Vandoren6 116 MC 2/2,5/3,5 3/3,5 3/3,5  Vandoren Clarinet  Vandoren Clarinet    
M30 NEW 115 L 3/3,5/4 3,5/4/4,5 3,5 /3,5+/4    Vandoren Clarinet    Vandoren Clarinet
5RV Misc 109+ M 3/3,5/4 3,5/4/4,5 3,5 /3,5+/4  Vandoren Clarinet  Vandoren Clarinet
Vandoren Mouthpiece
 Vandoren Clarinet
 5RV 106,5 MC 3/3,5/4  3,5/4/4,5 3,5 /3,5+/4  Vandoren Clarinet  Vandoren Clarinet
Vandoren Mouthpiece
 Vandoren Clarinet
 M15 103,5 L 3,5/4/5 4/4,5/5 4/5  
 Vandoren Clarinet
   Vandoren Clarinet
 M13 Misc 102- ML 3,5/4 4/4,5 3,5+ /4 /5    
 
 Vandoren Clarinet
 M13 100,5 L 3,5/4 4/4,5 3,5+ /4 /5        Vandoren Clarinet
Facing Length Abbreviations: L=Long, ML= Medium Long, M=Medium, MS=Medium Short

Vandoren Alto Clarinet Mouthpieces

  Alto Clarinet   With the same tip opening: long facing = stronger reed, short facing = softer reed. With the same facing: open mouthpiece = softer reed, closed mouthpiece = stronger reed
 
 
Mouthpiece
 
Tip Opening
1/100 mm
 
Facing
Length

Recommended Reeds

Comments

B40  
138
 
ML
 
2/2,5/3

Designed to use soft reeds without sacrificing the sound quality of a stronger reed (centered and compact).

B44  
138
 
ML
 
2,5/3/3,5
Designed for symphonic music.
5RV  
126
 
M
 
3/3,5/4
World famous 5RV is virtually a professional standard of comparison.
Facing Length Abbreviations: L=Long, ML= Medium Long, M=Medium, MS=Medium Short

Vandoren Eb Clarinet Mouthpieces

Misc With the same tip opening: long facing = stronger reed, short facing = softer reed. With the same facing: open mouthpiece = softer reed, closed mouthpiece = stronger reed
 
 
Mouthpiece
 
Tip Opening
1/100 mm
 
Facing
Length

Recommended Reeds

Comments

B40  
110,5
 
M
 
2/2,5/3

Designed to use soft reeds without sacrificing the sound quality of a stronger reed (centered and compact).

B44  
110,5
 
M
 
2/5/3/3,5/4
Designed for symphonic music.
5RV  
106,5
 
S
 
3/3,5/4
World famous 5RV is virtually a professional standard of comparison.
Facing Length Abbreviations: L=Long, ML= Medium Long, M=Medium, MS=Medium Short
 

Vandoren Bass Clarinet Mouthpieces

Bass Clarinet With the same tip opening: long facing = stronger reed, short facing = softer reed. With the same facing: open mouthpiece = softer reed, closed mouthpiece = stronger reed
 
 
Mouthpiece
 
Tip Opening
1/100 mm
 
Facing
Length

Recommended Reeds

Comments

B46  
206
 
L
 
2/2,5/3

Recommended for classical and jazz musicians who prefer a wider tip opening.

B40  
193
 
ML
 
2/2,5/3
Designed to use soft reeds without sacrificing the sound quality of a stronger reed (centered and compact).
B45  
193
 
ML
 
2,5/3/3,5
Particularly suited for players preferring a wider tip opening.
B44  
184
 
M
 
3/3,5/4
Extremely popular mouthpiece designed for classical playing.
B30 170 MS  
3/3,5/4
Outstanding clarinet mouthpiece for musicians who like to use stronger reeds.
Facing Length Abbreviations: L=Long, ML= Medium Long, M=Medium, MS=Medium Short
  

Vandoren German Mouthpieces

  Misc With the same tip opening: long facing = stronger reed, short facing = softer reed. With the same facing: open mouthpiece = softer reed, closed mouthpiece = stronger reed  
 
Mouthpiece
 
Tip Opening
1/100 mm
 
Facing
Length

Recommended Reeds

Comments

 
White Master
VD4  
102
 
L
 
2/2,5/3

The sound qualities of the VD2 mouthpiece but a little more open. Designed for symphonic music.

VD3  
100
 
ML
 
2,5/3/3,5
Very easy sound emission in all registers. The reference mouthpiece.
VD2  
96
 
ML
 
2,5/3/3,5/4
Very "rich" sound, centered and compact. Specially designed for Chamber Music.
Facing Length Abbreviations: L=Long, ML= Medium Long
 

Vandoren Austrian Mouthpieces

  Vandoren German Clarinet Mouthpiece With the same tip opening: long facing = stronger reed, short facing = softer reed. With the same facing: open mouthpiece = softer reed, closed mouthpiece = stronger reed
 
 
Mouthpiece
 
Tip Opening
1/100 mm
 
Facing
Length

Recommended Reeds

Comments

 
Black Master
VA5  
85
 
L
 
2,5/3/3,5/4

Very easy sound emission. The sound qualities make this the reference mouthpiece.

VA0  
80
 
VL
 
4,5/5/5+/5++
Very closed mouthpiece. Especially designed to use stronger reeds. Designed for symphonic music.
Facing Length Abbreviations: L=Long, VL= Very Long
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