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Clarinet Mouthpiece Breakdown
Facing & Tip
Where the mouthpiece meets the reed. The length of a clarinet mouthpiece's facing is directly related to the opening of the tip. As a general rule, the longer the facing, the smaller the tip. The reverse is true for short facings. This relationship dictates many important factors for the clarinetist including reed strength, focus of sound and timbre, projection and the degree of "free-blowing." Below is a quick reference guide:
Larger chambers offer clarinet players a more full and flexible sound. Smaller chambers provide a greater focus but less upward, dynamic range.
Directs the air column into the mouthpiece's chamber. Higher baffles offer a brighter sound while scooped baffles offer a darker sound.
Mouthpiece Return Policy
Orders of up to four mouthpieces may be purchasedwith deferred payment. There is a $4.00 cleaning and sterilization charge on each mouthpiece returned ($8.00 charge on mouthpieces over $300.00 selling price). Mouthpieces must be returned free of blemishes and in the original packaging. Late returns will be subject to a $10.00 late fee per mouthpiece. Call 1-800-348-5003 for complete details.