Vocalise CG Bb Mouthpiece

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Shattering expectations with precision and flexibility.

 

A custom mouthpiece for Corrado Giuffredi, the Maestro himself, the Vocalise CG was designed by renowned craftsman, Richard Hawkins to replicate the playing characteristics of crystal in a mouthpiece that is machined to unbelievably high tolerances.

Crafted from a proprietary clear synthetic material, the Vocalise CG Mouthpiece is Open/Long, while giving players a flexible and vibrant tone. Vocalise CG Mouthpieces are manufactured using the most technologically advanced nine-axis machining available today. For those looking for a mouthpiece that articulates with ease and holds a clear quality of sound at extreme volumes, this model delivers on stage and in the studio.

Like all Vocalise Mouthpieces, the CG model is exceptionally versatile and adaptable to a wide range of playing styles, and is suitable for both synthetic and cane reeds, alike.

In the words of the Maestro: YES!

 

Note: All New Mouthpieces from Backun are cleaned, disinfected and sterilized for your health and safety. 

Washing Instructions: We recommend you wash your Backun Mouthpieces with warm water and mild dishwashing soap, and then air dry them on a clean cloth. In classroom and group situations, we recommend the use of the Sterisol cleaner (the red one) for its proven capability to clean, deodorize and sanitize mouthpieces.

Please do not immerse your mouthpieces in, or clean your mouthpieces with, isopropyl, or other members of the hydroxyl group of products. 


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Richard Hawkins on the Vocalise CG

“The Vocalise CG Bb Clarinet Mouthpiece is the first of its kind. A clear material that embodies the compactness of sound that glass/crystal creates, while benefitting from the exceptional consistency that advanced machining offers. It is a material not molded, but rather, milled like hard rubber to extremely precise tolerances. This model has a voice that combines darkness and lightness to the sound with remarkable volume and heftiness. Extreme louds hold the quality of sound unlike any other mouthpiece or material I’ve ever come across.”

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JT
10/13/2020
Jeffrey T.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Nice product!

Sounds especially good with Legere European Signature reeds. Less so with cane. Definitely worth a try. Placing Legere against a dark background helps in placement. A small flashlight also helps. Comparable to my vintage O’Brien crystal.

KG
10/07/2020
Kenneth G.
United States United States
I recommend this product
CG

Mouthpiece is excellent........very deep tone and good overall response in all registers. Has a very tight window which really helps the tone stay focused. ......BRAVO

JK
09/30/2020
Jeff K.
United States United States

Great replaced my tho wanne

JK
09/25/2020
Jennifer K.
United States United States
Love It!

Very easy to play and the sound is exquisite.

ES
09/14/2020
Ezra S.
United States United States
First Impression

Just got the mouthpiece a few days ago, so did not really Try it much. It looks striking on top of my Fatboy Cocobolo on an R13. Please invent a transparent ligature to go with it :-)

FN
08/20/2020
Franceska N.
Australia Australia
Gotta love the high notes!

I have moved from a Selmer 85 120 and it has made my intonation in the altissimo register more stable and I feel more in control up there which is good. I’m finding that I need a softer reed. My 3.5 Vandoren Rue Lepic reeds are a fraction too hard so I’m playing on some 3s at the moment. The addition of the Moba barrel has made all the difference too. For the first time in forever my throat Bb’s are perfectly in tune. I’m very happy with Backun.

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