By Hawkins and Backun

Vocalise Clarinet Mouthpieces

Vocalise Bb Mouthpieces
Vocalise Bb Mouthpieces
Vocalise Bb Mouthpieces
Vocalise Bb Mouthpieces
Vocalise Bb Mouthpieces
Vocalise Bb Mouthpieces
Vocalise Bb Mouthpieces
Vocalise Bb Mouthpieces
Vocalise Bb Mouthpieces
Vocalise Bb Mouthpieces
Vocalise Bb Mouthpieces
Vocalise Bb Mouthpieces
Vocalise Bb Mouthpieces
Vocalise Bb Mouthpieces

Backun Musical Services

Vocalise Bb Mouthpieces

Sale price$159 USD
Facing:R - Close/Short (440Hz)
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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 Bb mouthpieces features a model for every player and occasion, all of which belong in your clarinet case. Complex resonance at a reasonable price.

Technology

Designed at Backun using advanced CAD/CAM software and tested with 3D printing technology, the mouthpieces are crafted from hard rod rubber on a highly advanced nine-axis CNC machine and finished in a unique done-in-one machining program that combines the milling and lathing processes without the need for a second setup or recalibration. This results in an exceptionally consistent mouthpiece that stays true to the original design.

Performance

Each mouthpiece helps the player centre articulation, pitch and altissimo, with impeccable ease and consistency of voicing. It is the first mouthpiece of its kind specifically designed to play well on both synthetic and cane reeds, in strengths 2.5 to 4.5. Articulation Management allows players to capture the appropriate length of articulations for different styles without increased effort. Now offered in two pitch levels A=440 and A=442. Please select which pitch level you wish to optimize your performance preferences.

Models

R Model Bb - Close/Short

Evenness and a focus of sound that sings with ease are two characteristics of this close facing mouthpiece. The R allows artists to articulate with reduced effort, while ringing true with fabulous clarity. This is Hawkins’s choice for young artists looking to step up to a more complex mouthpiece.

G Model Bb - Medium/Medium

A medium faced mouthpiece that combines exceptional evenness and round tonal complexity. The G has a smoother influence on interval connections just where you need it. An all-around mouthpiece for those who prefer medium facings and lengths.

H Model Bb - Open/Long

The most open facing in the lineup, the H is both smooth and dark, with ample cushion for those who need more robust flexibility throughout the registers. This mouthpiece gives as much as it takes, requiring balanced breath support and unyielding passion in performance.

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MA
01/31/2024
Mario A.
United States United States

Best clarinet mouthpiece so far

I’ve tried and bought quite a few clarinet mouthpieces, and I really love the sound quality and ease of playing on the backun Vocalise mouthpiece. It really sounds amazing, and it is so easy to play on that it doesn’t even compare to any other mouthpiece I’ve played on.

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HK
01/15/2024
Håkan K.
Sweden Sweden

Amazing

A very good mouthpiece! Much more comfortable in all registers than my old B40

EF
01/02/2024
Erickson F.
United States United States

Such ease when playing!

Compared to my Vandoren M30 13 series mouthpiece, the Vocalise is miles ahead on articulation and tone!

JC
11/01/2023
John C.
United States United States

Instant tone!

I put a Vocalise G mouthpiece on a very humble Bb clarinet and it instantly improved its tone! Hmmm, maybe I’ll have to put a Fatboy barrel on it as well…

LW
10/30/2023
Linda W.
United States United States

Excellent mouthpiece

I bought the Vocalise H to replace my old B45 mouthpiece. Love how it feels and sounds especially with Legere reeds.

LW
10/30/2023
Linda W.
United States United States

Excellent mouthpiece

I bought the Vocalise H to replace my old B45 mouthpiece. Love how it feels and sounds especially with Legere reeds.