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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RS
07/20/2020
Randy S.
Excellent Mouthpiece

Combination of the Vocalise CG mouthpiece and a legere 3.25 reed has resulted in smoother playing and improved intonation. Highly recommended.

SU
07/06/2020
Shane U.
Fantastic Articulation

I began playing this and fell in love with how effortless the articulation was in every register.

KH
06/29/2020
Keith H.
Loving it

I recently purchased a Vocalise CG and am loving it. It is everything the website and users have said. Ease of articulation, tonal beauty, and with Legere reeds, I am practicing more than adjusting cane.

IF
06/22/2020
Ian F.
Amazing

This CG vocalise mouthpiece is absolutely amazing.

IF
06/10/2020
Ian F.
Absolutely brilliant

This mouthpiece is absolutely amazing! Plays smooth as butter and is very pleasing to the eye. Definitely worth the price. Amazing mouthpiece

MC
06/01/2020
Mark C.
Helped Me Find My Voice!

The new CG Vocalise Mouthpiece designed by Richard Hawkins and Backun Musical Services possesses the qualities of all of my favorite mouthpieces. Its sound can be described as being compact while still round, focused and clear with incredible warmth, dark with a singing brilliance and "ring," and responsive while having complexity and depth. This mouthpiece has helped me achieve qualities in my sound I've been searching for my entire career. Thank you to Hawkins and Backun for helping me find my voice!


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