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Vandoren Masters Bb Clarinet Mouthpiece With M/O Series Ligature

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From Vandoren, the company that has defined the clarinet sound for over a century, comes a revolutionary new design in clarinet mouthpieces. Introducing the all new Masters mouthpiece for Bb clarinet! Available in two models, the CL4 and CL5, the new Masters series combines a completely new chamber design with a tip opening and facing combination designed for easy playability across a wide range of reed strengths, resulting in a sound that is unbelievably gorgeous.


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4.6

(based on 9 reviews)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great mouthpiece to upgrade to

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from Yakima, WA

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As for all vandoren mouthpieces, they make great step up mouthpieces. This kit provides a ligature, that I love because it provides a slot where you can slide the ligature in place with the reeds making it easy to place my reed in with my mouthpiece. The mouthpiece accepts air more easily and provided me with a more rounder tone then most plastic mouthpieces. In general, if you are looking for a mouthpiece and ligature to go together I would recommend this.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

WOW!!!

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from Lake City, Florida

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I've had my cl5 masters moutpiece for over 6 months now and I love it, I also love my black M/O ligature, it has a nice mellow, woody sound with a an edge to it, only on one occasion I've bent the ligature, but I fixed it by tightning it to the mouthpiece tightly, so you want to be careful with the ligature, but I highly recommend this mouthpiece and ligature.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Great Tone, but Flimsy

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from Valparaiso, IN

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I tried it in a store and the ligature wouldn't stay on my (or the M/O mouthpiece) because it was bent! It hadn't been in the shop over 6 months and it was already like that. So, if you get it be very careful with it. I'd recommend getting a very small plastic box like the Bay ligatures come in to protect your investment.

 
3.0

Eh. Not the best

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from Poulsbo

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I was impressed with the switch from a B45 to the CL5 it was an amazing improvement. I came to really not like it though because of really airy throat tones and it being kind of resistant. I am looking at other mouthpieces that have a consistent clear tone throughout the entire registers. I would recommend this to anyone that is trying to step up from a student model mouthpiece

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very nice, won me over

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from Michigan

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I didn't think I would ever find a mouthpiece like the two I have been playing on for 10+ years(M30 and M13) but I have found my new classical mouthpiece. I see many have picked the CL5 model but I really like the sound of the CL4. Everything is very clean and crisp yet I still get the rich dark tone that I love. I usually have a few complaints about a mouthpiece or need them changed just a little bit, but this mouthpiece is amazing as is. This mouthpiece really works well with any reed you may have, usually the best reads on this mouthpieces are the ones that sound stuffy and my other mouthpiece.

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Choose the CL5 over the CL4

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from Huntington, New York

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The CL5 is sweet-sounding and easy to control from top to bottom of the register. You'll want to use it when you're playing classical music, but it's not robust enough for jazz unless you use a soft reed. The CL4 is similar, but with a tighter feel, presumably due to a smaller tip opening. The matching ligature uses a single screw, and is simple, clean in design, and not bulky. It's got a nice slot that settles the reed in perfect position.

(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The buzz is true: Superb mouthpiece!

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from San Francisco Bay Area, CA

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Although not unhappy with my Vandoren M-30 (on an R-13), I was curious about the CL-4/CL-5. Within minutes I could tell that this was the most responsive mouthpiece I have ever played. (I wound up keeping the CL-4, although they were so similar, it was a difficult choice). This piece has both excellent projection, being incredibly free-blowing, as well as depth of tone, alive and colorful. The problem with other pieces I have tried is that those that project well can tend to overemphasize the highs, and can be shrill or lack presence or fullness, while those that give dark, rich tone can be too muffled and not project as well. The CL-4 does both. As a doubler, it has given me the closest to the "ideal sound" compared to any other piece I have played (including Gigliotti, Grabner Kaspar model, Eddie Daniels, Selmer HS*, and Selmer S--which are all excellent mouthpieces, with good tone and projection--but which did not have that extra responsiveness and ease of projection that the CL-4 provided me). I think one could easily spend 3-4 times the price for a comparable alternative, and spend many hours searching. I am simply delighted at what Vandoren has done in creating this mouthpiece.

(31 of 33 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This mouthpiece is sure to please

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from pa

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Vandoren has done it again. This mouthpiece is awesome on my Buffett R13. Have been playing the B-45 Dot for several years. Always had a great sound with it. Wanted to try this piece out of curiosity.First i tried the CL4. Found it to be very close to the B45. When I tried the 5 wow what a sound. Big round and full with a Vandoren V-12 31/2. Now I'm hooked with the CL5. Sounds like a commercial for Vandoren. But believe me I've played just about every other mouthpiece the market has to offer. This one is a winner. Give it a shot

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It's a winner

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from pa

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Vandoren has done it again. This mouthpiece is awesome on my Buffett R13. Have been playing the B-45 Dot for several years. Always had a great sound with it. Wanted to try this piece out of curiosity.First i tried the CL4. Found it to be very close to the B45. When I tried the 5 wow what a sound. Big round and full with a Vandoren V-12 31/2. Now I'm hooked with the CL5. Sounds like a commercial for Vandoren. But believe me I've played just about every other mouthpiece the market has to offer. This one is a winner. Give it a shot

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