Vocalise Bass Mouthpieces

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The Ace of Bass

Vocalise Bass Clarinet Mouthpieces by Hawkins and Backun redefine what bass clarinet players and their instruments are capable of. Designed by renowned craftsman, Richard Hawkins, and precision machined from proprietary hard rubber at Backun, the four models personify the future of bass clarinet playing. Like all Vocalise Mouthpieces, the bass models are suitable for both synthetic and cane reeds, alike.


 


Features

Industry leading technology, materials, and performance.


Models

Four tip openings and two materials for your playing comfort and artistic expression.

 

 

R

Close/Short

Unwavering in precision and stability, with a luminous tone that captures the essence of each register. Hawkins’s recommended model for students and school programs.    

 

G

Medium/Medium

A warm and centered core that sustains fluid articulation, contributing to an expansive tonal palette.     

 

H

Open/Long

Smoother intervals and easier response are balanced with a robust sound that projects with confidence. The most open of the bass models.

 

CG

Open/Long

Provides a clear dark tone, creating more evenness and density to the sound through a proprietary translucent synthetic material. The most open of the bass models.


Meet the Vocalise Bass Mouthpiece


Comparison Chart

If you're not sure where to begin, use the chart below.

 


Care and Maintenance

An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure.

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.

If you need a quality swab, mouthpiece patches, and other cleaning materials, please consider adding a Backun Care Kit to your Order.

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

 


Why Choose Backun?

Playing is believing, but don't take our word for it.


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GK
11/30/2020
Glen K.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Incredible projection with a great rich sound.

Most bass clarinet mouthpieces that project get less than a desirable tone quality, while others that get a beautiful sound seem to lack the projection to compete with the brass projection. The Hawkins H is a wonderful bass clarinet mouthpiece that gets wonderful projection while getting a beautiful, characteristic bass clarinet sound. Beautiful in all registers of the instrument. Articulation is clear and precise. At different I have enjoyed playing the Selmer C*, Selmer C**, Vandoren Black Diamond, Pomerico, MoBa, and CG. I loved all of them. The new Vocalise H bass clarinet mouthpiece will remain for a very, very, long time. Plays great on Silverstein Ambipoly bass clarinet and tenor saxophone 3.5 reeds and Vandoren V-12 3,5 reeds. !

JD
11/18/2020
Jim D.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Comfortable Right From the First Note

I never liked a mouthpiece Immediately, before, always takes a while to adjust. But my new "G" Bass Mpc was comfortable right from the first note. It's "G"-ness was apparent right away. NO rasp in lower Reg, just solid velvety smoothness. I have the Bb Model too. I'm very happy with the sound and feel of this new Material they are made from. AND the reasonable Price! You could have charged a lot more, and people would still buy them. Kudos to Richard!

KO
11/10/2020
Keith O.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Great to Play

The Vocalise bass clarinet mouthpieces are a joy to play. The R is the mouthpiece I wish I had when playing the bass clarinet for the first time. It’s so even and controlled over the entire range. That said, the G model is my favourite one to play because of its’ consistent tone over the entire instrument. As a doubler, it checks all the boxes I need from a mouthpiece. It has a wonderful tone, it’s very responsive and it is flexible enough to play aggressively on a jazz or theatre gig, but still elegant enough to play my favourite classical pieces.


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FIT BRANDS
Standard Backun, Buffet, Selmer (USA, Centered Tone, 10G, Series 9), Yamaha, and most other brands
Standard Plus As above, larger bore for more free blowing feel

Selmer Paris

Selmer Paris (Not including Selmer USA, 10G, Series 9)

Yamaha CSG

Yamaha CSG I, II and III

 

Bells

FIT BRANDS
Standard Backun, Buffet, Selmer (USA, Centered Tone, 10G, Series 9), Yamaha (including CSG), and most other brands
Selmer Paris Selmer Paris (Not including Selmer USA, 10G, Series 9)

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MODEL MATERIAL OPENING FACING LENGTH COMPARES TO
R Hard Rod Rubber Close Short M13/15
G Hard Rod Rubber Medium Medium 5RV/M30/BD5
H Hard Rod Rubber Open Long B40/B45
CG Proprietary Synthetic Open Long BD4/B40
Z Hard Rod Rubber Extreme Open Long BD7

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MODEL MATERIAL OPENING FACING LENGTH COMPARES TO
CG
Proprietary Synthetic Open Long B46/B50

Alpha Mouthpieces

MODEL MATERIAL OPENING FACING LENGTH COMPARES TO
Bb Plastic Medium Medium 5RV Lyre
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