We no longer offer a trial policy, so all sales are final.
NOTE (7/17/15): We are not shipping professional mouthpieces (San Francisco, Europa, CWF) from July 17 through August 10 due to participation in ClarinetFest in Madrid, Spain. All Nova and Debut mouthpieces are available.
I have developed the "San Francisco" series mouthpieces over a period of twenty years. All of these mouthpieces reflect my attention to the love of the craft of mouthpiece making and correct acoustical design. I use only Zinner blanks for my "San Francisco" Bb and Eb clarinet mouthpieces. These fine blanks represent the best in material and consistency currently available. Hans and Carsten Zinner have been extremely helpful in producing a very fine custom blank for me. This blank is not available to other makers and should not be confused or compared to the Zinner blanks used by others.
In addition to using this very fine custom blank, I further customize the bore by reaming it to specs that produce superior intonation and a characteristic "Fobes" ring.
FACINGS: CF, CF+, 2M, 2M*, 2L, 3L, 4L, JAZZ
These mouthpieces are designed to reflect the preference of most European players for long, open facings with wide tip rails. The resistance inherent in this design requires a slightly softer reed than my other mouthpieces. (I suggest a Van Doren V-12 3-3 1/2). With the proper reed strength these mouthpieces play with an extremely rich and dark sound, but are supple and responsive.
FACINGS: 2, 3, 4
The CWF mouthpiece is my most recent offering and uses the popular Zinner “A” blank. The CWF facing is a copy of the facing that I have used with great success for the past 12 years in my professional playing with the San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Symphony and San Francisco Ballet. The close facing provides excellent response and control, without loss of projection or power. The deeper baffle of the CWF mouthpiece creates a warm yet vibrant sound. As with all of my mouthpieces, the CWF bore is hand reamed to specifications that ideally match the facing and baffle for optimal intonation and sound.
ONE FACING ONLY
The San Francisco Eb mouthpiece has a very nice free blowing quality that provides a beautiful, centered sound and superior intonation. It is designed to work optimally with my custom tapered barrels.
ONE FACING ONLY: $250
"NOVA" Bb Soprano Clarinet mouthpieceHard rubber, hand finished, "CF+" or 3L facing.
"DEBUT" Clarinet mouthpieceWithout a doubt, the finest student model clarinet mouthpiece on the market. Hand finished acrylic. Faced with my professional "CF+" facing. Fantastic!!!
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