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+, C11, C12, C13, 2M, 2M*,1L, 2L, 3L, 4L, JAZZ
(the C11, C12 and C13 replace the Cicero 11, 12 and 13, respectively) Please see my facing chart for facing specs
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.