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Vandoren B45 Series Bb Clarinet Mouthpiece   

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If there is a universal mouthpiece, it is the Vandoren B45. With an intermediate tip opening and a medium-long facing, it is appreciated by most clar...Read More

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Popular, versatile clarinet mouthpiece.

If there is a universal mouthpiece, it is the Vandoren B45. With an intermediate tip opening and a medium-long facing, it is appreciated by most clarinetists.

Vandoren mouthpieces are known for their high, uniform quality, among the best of the mass produced, and are especially popular among clarinetists. The Vandoren line covers all woodwinds and offers designs suited to a variety of playing and musical styles.


SPECIFICATIONS

B45 Series Bb Clarinet Mouthpiece

  • Facing: Medium Long
    Ligature: Not Included
    Material: Ebonite
    Tip Opening: 119.5 mm
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VandorenB45 Series Bb Clarinet Mouthpiece
 
4.3

(based on 7 reviews)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Quality vs. Quantity

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from Point Pleasant, NJ

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Comments about Vandoren B45 Series Bb Clarinet Mouthpiece:

I just bought this mouthpiece under the instruction of my college professor and it has improved my tune and my high note quality especially. My notes are less airy at he beginning of the note and that helped tremendously! I was worried about getting a bad mouthpiece for a price above my liking, but I think it is worth it. It plays pretty nicely in the cold, too, as it doesn't get affect by the cold as much as my old mouthpiece!

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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great step up mouthpiece for high school

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from Charlotte, NC

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Comments about Vandoren B45 Series Bb Clarinet Mouthpiece:

I bought this as a step up mouthpiece for my son who has been playing clarinet for 4 years, he has a Buffet B11 and was playing on the Hite Premier that I bought from the WWBW when he got started. A clinician came to his high school (now in 9th grade) and suggested that he and some others move up to this mouthpiece. His sound immediately opened up and his tone improved, and he really appreciated the response with the new mouthpiece. I mostly play sax and could hear the difference right away. I really liked the Hite for him early on, and have recommended it to other parents looking for guidance, but this was clearly a step up for him.

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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

INAPPROPRIATE Mouthpiece for Students

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from Cullowhee, NC

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Comments about Vandoren B45 Series Bb Clarinet Mouthpiece:

There are two bad reasons that band directors recommend this mouthpiece to their students: 1. This is what someone told them to recommend (old, outdated advice, tradition from 40+ years ago). 2. It darkens (dulls) the edgy, bright sound of a student who doesn't know how to control the reed with his/her lip muscles. Vandoren is an excellent mouthpiece company with many other fine mouthpiece models with better sounds that are much easier to control such as the M13, M30, B40, to name just a few. Some of the best clarinetists players in the world play these models, and there is no reason why less advanced students including beginners can't be playing these same models.

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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Good for some, but not for many

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from Bell, FL

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Comments about Vandoren B45 Series Bb Clarinet Mouthpiece:

The B45 was marketed by Vandoren heavily after its release as the "universal mouthpiece". Therefore, band directors everywhere jumped on the mouthpiece like crazy. In my experience, the B45 is too open and too short of a facing to be desirable for many clarinet students. For instance, many directors will pair students with this mouthpiece and a size 2 reed, and steadily increase the reed strength to an ungodly degree. This leads to an innate difficulty to be flexible in playing, as well as response issues. I would not outright recommend this model for students. However, it is well suited to those who can accommodate this facing with appropriate reeds. In Vandoren's more open mouthpieces, I believe the B40 Lyre is best, and one of the best overall.

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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Intermediate Mouthpiece

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from Valparaiso, IN

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Comments about Vandoren B45 Series Bb Clarinet Mouthpiece:

I used this from middle school into high school (about 5 years). It worked really well and has a pretty rich tone. I'd recommend this as a great upgrade from a "generic" mouthpiece!

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(42 of 45 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best All-Around Mouthpeice for Students

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from Peoria

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Comments about Vandoren B45 Series Bb Clarinet Mouthpiece:

I have been using a B45 since I started playing clarinet in fifth grade, and am on my second now. They are extremely durable and have brought results for just about any situation thrown at me. It allows for an outstanding tone, and can be LOUD! My freshmen year of marching band i was able to stand out from an 80 person band during a solo without a microphone! Many of my friends have upgraded to a B45 at my recommendation and now refuse to use anything else. If your a starting musician, elementary or high school student, or even play clarinet non-professionally, this is the mouthpeice for you.

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(85 of 90 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Classical Clarinet Mouthpiece Ever!

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from Kalispell, MT

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Comments about Vandoren B45 Series Bb Clarinet Mouthpiece:

Out of all clarinet mouthpieces I have tried, the Vandoren B45 takes the cake! On both my wood Selmer and my plastic Vito clarinets the tone comes out clear and even through all registers. The mouthpiece also provides smooth and easy legatos and staccatos. From my experience I have found the mouthpiece works best paired with a rovner or a optimum vandoren ligature. It is easily worth the money.

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