By Hawkins and Backun
Vocalise Clarinet Mouthpieces
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.
Meet the Vocalise Bass Mouthpiece
New Vocalise G Bass Clarinet Mouthpiece
I am very pleased with the mouthpiece. It is noticeably easier to play in the clarion register than my current mouthpiece. I can also hear a richer tone.
New Backun User
Have heard nothing but good stuff about Backun products so I’m upgrading the mouthpiece on my Bass clarinet with a Vocalise G.
Vocalaise bass clarinet mouthpiece
This mouthpiece is responsive & produces a lovely homogeneous sound in all registers. Legere reeds that have worked beautifully on my B flat & E flat clarinets work fine ,but are not as flexible as a VanDoran reed that I can adjust with a knife for this bass cl mouthpiece. I am still experimenting w Legere versus cane.
Vocalise bass clarinet mouthpiece (H)
It is and feels a bit larger than my old Vandoren B40. Excellent sound and volume possible, just as I wanted
Vocalise Bass Mouthpiece
This is the 5th MP I've used on my Selmer Privilege bass clarinet and one of my favorites. It has a wider tip opening than my others so took a bit of tweaking my set-up --- a slightly softer Legere Signature reed and a different ligature --- but once I figured that all out, it sounds lovely. Fat, "chocalatey", flexible tone, Clean articulation. Good intonation up and down.
Visual and sound satisfaction
Pleasure to look at. Play to expectation