Vocalise Bb Mouthpieces

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  • Complex simplicity by Hawkins and Backun

    “It has long been my goal to create a clarinet mouthpiece that satisfies the nuances of change while preserving the history of the craft.” – Richard Hawkins

    Outstanding artist. Renowned educator. Master craftsman. Words and praise that are often bestowed upon Richard Hawkins. After decades of collecting, observing and crafting mouthpieces for many of the world’s finest artists, Hawkins collaborated with Backun Musical Services to develop a series of mouthpieces with tonal ring and clarity that will change the course of mouthpiece history.

    Designed for all ages and experience levels, the Vocalise Series of B♭ mouthpieces features a model for every player and occasion, all of which belong in your clarinet case. Complex resonance at a reasonable price.

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

Washing Instructions: We recommend you wash your mouthpieces with warm water and mild dishwashing soap and then air dry it on a clean cloth. In classroom and group situations, we recommend the use of the Red Sterisol cleaner 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. 

Vocalise Models





The R allows artists to articulate with reduced effort, while ringing true with fabulous clarity.




The G has a smoother influence on interval connections just when you need it.




The H is both smooth and dark, with ample cushion for those who want more flexibility.



Extremely Open/Long

Designed for artists who prefer a larger facing, while offering significant volume and projection.


Richard Hawkins on the New Vocalise Z

One gets excited about the development of something new and unusually rare in the history of clarinet mouthpieces. Together with the team at Backun, we developed the Vocalise Z model to give players not only polished flexibility, but volume and pop to the core sound. It is louder, bigger and has the dexterity to shine in any type of music. It is a mouthpiece like no other in its ability, out-of-the-box, to be louder in tone without the typical harshness, yet it does not require more embouchure pressure to perform. Addicting to play and hard to put down, this model has exceeded my expectations. 

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Anthony A.
United States United States

Great Mouthpieces/Fast Shipping

The mouthpieces were demo models but are both fantastic and like new! They are very open and responsive. I highly recommend the Vocalise CG to all who seek a high quality open faced mouthpiece.

Emilia A.
United States United States

Quick response, dark tone

The CG had a much quicker response than my M30 had, and the tone was still so dark!

Henry-Claude L.
Germany Germany

A very interesting mouthpiece

I could not play the mouthpiece in a concert. Only home. But it seems me to suit very good for chamber music as the sound produced is smooth due to the material. I like the sound and I´m disposed to play this mouthpiece as soon as I´ve the possibility to make chamber music.

Rafael M.
Spain Spain

Fantástico clarinete, además completarlo con barrilete y campana LUMIERE, es todo un acierto!!!!

"Fantástico clarinete, además completarlo con barrilete y campana LUMIERE, es todo un acierto que mejora notablemente el resultado, de centro de sonido, versatibilidad, proyección, cuerpo sonoro, facilidad de emisión y cambio de registro, magnifica afinación y compensación en los registros. Sólo un ""Pero"" no viene ajustado el paso de do grave a re, por un mal ajuste de la chimenea que está junto al dedo corazón izquierdo."

Michael P.
United States United States

Increase in Variety

This H2 mouthpiece serves as a nice supplement to the R that I already have.

Max M.
United States United States

Vocalise Clarinet Mouthpiece

I have been and will continue to be a huge fan of Richard Hawkin's mouthpieces, and his collaboration on the Vocalise mouthpiece helped to bring these amazing mouthpieces to a wider audience!

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