Right. From the beginning.
Finding the right mouthpiece for beginners is no easy task, which is why we developed the Protégé Mouthpiece. Moulded from a proprietary synthetic and faced with an optimal tip opening designed to support beginning students, the Protégé represents a trifecta of value, affordability, and playability. Protégé Mouthpieces come standard with all Backun Alpha and Beta Clarinets, and are now also available as a standalone product.
Specs: Tip opening of 1.00 mm with a medium facing.
Great mouthpiece for doubler
I primarily play bass clarinet while doubling in the pit. This Alpha mouthpiece is free blowing with a robust warm tone. Great for doubling and it would probably be a great piece for a beginner on bass.
Clean, smooth, buttery sound
Easy to move up and down the registers. This is the first new mouthpiece i’ve ever owned, and given that this is the student grade one, i’m looking forward to saving up for one of the higher end versions. I find myself wondering if those that played in middle school and quit, might have stuck things out with a better mouthpiece. It just makes such a difference.
This mouthpiece gave a good experience and is a good buy for highschoolers aswell. I wouldnt say its a game changer or going to solve all your problems but after dropping it by accident plenty, it survived everything and is still serving me well!
This is my spare since upgrading to a Vocalise! Beautiful when used with Legere Reeds ...
Great for a beginner!
I'm just learning how to play the clarinet and this is a great mouthpiece. I use it with Yamaha clarinets and there's not been a problem with compatibility.
Great Kaspar Cicero Clarinet Mouthpiece
I was very pleased with this excellent condition Frank Kaspar Cicero 13 clarinet mouthpiece I purchased during the Backun Spring Sale. I already owned an '11' refaced by Guy Hawkins. I wasn't expecting the '13' to top it, but was pleasantly surprised. The '13' has great well-rounded tone with great projection and ease of sound production and evenness across all registers. This was a very good purchase, and Backun has been great and super-professional, as always, in quality, price, and service. Kudos to Backun!