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Larger chamber.

The Vandoren B45* Bb clarinet mouthpiece features a large chambered mouthpiece produces excellent full "round" sound.


SPECIFICATIONS

B45 Dot Bb Clarinet Mouthpiece

  • Facing: Long
    Ligature: Not Included
    Material: Ebonite
    Tip: 119.5
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VandorenB45 Dot Bb Clarinet Mouthpiece
 
4.9

(based on 10 reviews)

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Full Tone

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from Sidney, NE

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Comments about Vandoren B45 Dot Bb Clarinet Mouthpiece:

I hadn't played for 25 years when I joined a community band. My old mouthpiece had a small chip so I bought one of the B45 Dot series. It was supposed to be more open to allow easier blowing for us older types. I found it t be very easy to play with an excellent full tone. It allowed me to step up to Mitchell Laurie #3 reed.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Incredible tone

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from Atlanta, Georgia

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Comments about Vandoren B45 Dot Bb Clarinet Mouthpiece:

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!

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(24 of 47 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Outstanding

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from Iowa, ID

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Comments about Vandoren B45 Dot Bb Clarinet Mouthpiece:

When I changed to the B45. My tone improved by like 20 times. I could play the higher notes a whole lot better.

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(34 of 56 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Not for my chops

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from San Francisco Ca.

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Comments about Vandoren B45 Dot Bb Clarinet Mouthpiece:

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.

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(17 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Surprise success

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from Hampshire, UK

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Comments about Vandoren B45 Dot Bb Clarinet Mouthpiece:

It took about an hour and a half for the man in the shop to persuade me to try the B45-dot, because I know I can't play on the B40 or B45, which have similar facing (feels like I'm driving a bus with no power steering). Rather, I'm an old-school 5RV man. So it was the last thing I tried - and in the end, it was the one I came home with. What a shock! This mouthpiece has a big sound, as befits the longish, open lay, but also a refined tone. Pitch is more easily controlled than other mouthpieces I've tried with similar facing. And the simple act of producing sound came quite naturally to me. Reeds felt noticeably easier, and I could play the same strength as I was using on my 5RV. Perhaps my technique is influenced by my playing Bass as well (bigger mouthpieces) - I don't know. I was certainly impressed. Seems that that little 'dot' on the line has the same influence as in musical notation: a small change with a remarkable effect. It's hard to judge the trick of it, but looking down the bore of the mouthpiece it appeared to have 'fat cheeks' inside, as if the bore were more cylindrical than conical. I would definitely recommend that this mouthpiece is worth a look.

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(14 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

No doubt, the best

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from nowhere

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Comments about Vandoren B45 Dot Bb Clarinet Mouthpiece:

After trying out about 20 different mouthpieces at music shops all over, I found this one. It was clear from the very first note that the sound this produced was a musician's dream. The smooth sound that is so easy to make is perfect for what I do. I am a doubler, and clarinet as not my main instrument. The B45 dot is pretty easy to play, and sounds great in a Latin group, or even in a small jazz combo (not really so great for a big band) I am not very good at clarinet, but with this mouthpiece I can get up to a double high C without warming up. This mouthpiece makes the low notes warm, and the high notes smooth and not shrilly. This is a GREAT mouthpiece.

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(59 of 87 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

FAT TONE

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from Fresno, CA USA

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Comments about Vandoren B45 Dot Bb Clarinet Mouthpiece:

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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(18 of 35 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GREAT MOUTHPIECE

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from Taylor, MI USA

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Comments about Vandoren B45 Dot Bb Clarinet Mouthpiece:

It is an awesome mouthpiece. Goes great with a regular Vandoren, but I would recommend the V12 on this mouthpiece. Oliveri doesn't really work on this mouthpiece. I just got it on the 25th of December and I haven't even broke it in yet. It gave me great tone from the start! Thanks again Vandoren. You guys really make awesome products. You should maybe think of making clarinets too.

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(30 of 49 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

improved my playing tenfold

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from Mendham, NJ

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Comments about Vandoren B45 Dot Bb Clarinet Mouthpiece:

I recently began the clarinet after playing the sax for 6 years. At first I had a hard time getting some of the upper notes out but then my sax teacher lent me a B45 dot. I saw immediate improvment, my tone got better, I was in tune more often, and I had little trouble hitting the high notes. I can now hit a high G after 2 months of playing. Excellent mouthpiece. I would reccomend it to anyone.

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(21 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The best mouthpiece there is

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from Arlington

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Comments about Vandoren B45 Dot Bb Clarinet Mouthpiece:

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.

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