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
All Fobes professional mouthpieces are designed to play at A440 with a 67mm barrel and A441 with a 66mm barrel. We also sell barrel tuning rings and mouthpiece tuning rings if you are sharp and want to lower the pitch.
All of my San Francisco series mouthpieces are hand made to order. It may take 2 or 3 days to make a mouthpiece before we are able to ship it.