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Vandoren B45 Dot Bb Clarinet MouthpieceThe Vandoren B45* Bb clarinet mouthpiece features a large chambered mouthpiece produces excellent full "round" sound.
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I purchased the profile 88. I can't seem to play above high C without sounding flat no matter what reeds I use. It also has an edgy, almost saxophone sound to it. I could deal with the sax sound, but the inability to play above high C without sounding horrible made me pass it off to a fellow clarinetist that seems to be able to play fine with it. Even above high C. Even though he sounds almost like a high pitched soprano sax at times. I can't really rate it low just because it does not work for me. I can tell that it is a good mouthpiece that provides an edgy, round, projecting sound. It just does not provide it from me.
This mouthpiece has a rich, deep, dark tone with amazing consistency throughout the range. Even altissimo notes are round and pleasant, with true clarinet quality. Produces a big, powerful orchestral forte--and it makes my A clarinet as easy to play as my Bb!
I have tried many mouthpieces in my career. I have never found one with such a nice tone as this. It beats any other Vandoren by a long shot. I bought a Profile 88 for playing in jazz bands. The projection and tone are amazing. I use it with a Rovner light ligature, and I get compliments all the time for my tone. It is great for students also.
When I changed to the B45. My tone improved by like 20 times. I could play the higher notes a whole lot better.
I like this mouthpiece for solo recitals, band, and jazz playing. I can really wail on it with V12 no. 3s or Mitchell Lurie 4s. Easy blowing, fat tone with just a slight reedyness. (I like that). I highly reccomend the "dot" over the traditional B45 for my students. I takes a little bit more air to fill it up which greatly helps them with support problems. Also produces a fuller sound in general. Just dont use reeds that are too hard. I see (and hear) many people make that mistake.
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