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Vandoren B40 Lyre Bb Clarinet Mouthpiece

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Based on the original B40 but slightly more open. This mouthpiece is designed to use soft reeds without sacrificing the sound quality of a stronger r...Click To Read More About This Product

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  • B40 Lyre - Profile 88

    $89.45 Top Rated

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Ideal for softer reeds.

Based on the original B40 but slightly more open. This mouthpiece is designed to use soft reeds without sacrificing the sound quality of a stronger reed (centered and compact).

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VandorenB40 Lyre Bb Clarinet Mouthpiece
 
5.0

(based on 8 reviews)

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5.0

Great Reasonably Priced Mouthpiece

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from Maryland

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vandoren B40 Lyre Bb Clarinet Mouthpiece:

As an amateur musician this is the most expensive mouthpiece I'd buy, and it is certainly better than the less expensive student mouthpieces I'd been using. I'd buy this one again.

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5.0

As advertised!

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from Florida

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

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    Best Uses

    • Jazz or Broadway Tunes!

    Comments about Vandoren B40 Lyre Bb Clarinet Mouthpiece:

    This mouthpiece absolutely improves the upper register and makes it easy to transition from the lower register. I use a Van Doren #2 and with this softer reed can produce a round sound for jazz, broadway, and classical, for that matter.

    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome Mouthpiece !!

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    from Girard, Ohio

    Site Member

    Comments about Vandoren B40 Lyre Bb Clarinet Mouthpiece:

    I was given the opportunity to play the first clarinet music in our local community band and was having a LOT of trouble with the high notes! I researched all the information and reviews on WWBW and decided to try the Vandoren B40 Lyre as it seemed to be the best decision for playing high notes with a softer reed. The first time I played it, I could tell the difference immediately! It is so much better for me using this mouthpiece! I am so grateful for the help in choosing the right mouthpiece for me! Thank you very much!

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Round Pretty Sound

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    from mpls, mn.

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    Comments about Vandoren B40 Lyre Bb Clarinet Mouthpiece:

    Needs softish reed, not always easy to find what you want. Good with v12 and Rico regular. Sound takes up space, facing gives flexibility for intonation control. Easy articulation.

    (20 of 37 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Outstanding

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    from Bremerton WA

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    Comments about Vandoren B40 Lyre Bb Clarinet Mouthpiece:

    I switched to this mouthpiece from the generic one that came with the clarinet. The difference was great! The upper octaves sounded a lot cleaner than before. Even with a bad reed I could reach some of the highest notes.

    (14 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great doubler mouthpiece

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    from Phoenix

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    Comments about Vandoren B40 Lyre Bb Clarinet Mouthpiece:

    This is a very close mouthpiece but gives a lot of flexibility. I like the slight brightness and am now using this over my last handmade Pyne. I visited Vandoren in Europe and after trying all the mouthpieces they had to offer, found this to be my favorite. This may not be the best fit for dark orchestral playing (however).

    (27 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Easy to play Vandoren

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    from Connecticut

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    Comments about Vandoren B40 Lyre Bb Clarinet Mouthpiece:

    This mouthpiece sounds much like a B40 but is easier to play due to the longer facing. The high register is almost effortless and very clear. This mouthpiece plays with a nice focus but retains the "body" of the clarinet. Great mouthpiece.

    (13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Way better than the plain B40

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    from CT

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    Comments about Vandoren B40 Lyre Bb Clarinet Mouthpiece:

    If you dislike the popular vanilla Vandoren mouthpieces like me, consider the B40 Lyre. I have tried several B40s but found them hard to play at best but with a decent focused sound. I skeptically tried the B40 Lyre Profile 88 based on the Vandoren catalog write-up. What a nice surprise - easy sound emission with a nice full, focused tone. The longer facing makes a huge difference. It sounds great on my big bore Selmer. Try it, the price is right.

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