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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000322.txt from 2001/05

From: Ann H Satterfield <>
Subj: Re: [kl] bass clarinet mouthpiece
Date: Fri, 11 May 2001 09:43:26 -0400

On Fri, 11 May 2001 14:22:08 +0200 "Lambert Regis C."
<> writes:
> Wishing to buy a new mouthpiece for my bass clarinet and being in
> France I
> suuposed that I will have to test for the Vandoren or Selmer ones
> (any advices
> will be welcome). I am now using a Selmer G which was with the
> clarinet (Buffet
> crampon) when I purchased it and is quite open. Reading the
> different web sites
> from the list sponsor, I found a sentence from W.G. Grabner saying
> :
> "One thing I really enjoy in these (mouthpieces) is the ability to
> slur up to
> clarion F#, G, G#, and A, with a feeling of security. "
> Therefore, I was wondering if some characteristics in bass
> mouthpiece (opening,
> table length etc...) could facilitate this clarion register which is
> "risky" for
> me (and maybe for others).

Quick reply (short version)
If you want the characteristics of a Walter Grabner mouthpiece, try a WG
mouthpiece. The comments of list participants and my own experience are
that hand adjusted and finished bass clarinet mouthpieces Walter Grabner
or Roger Garrett are clearly better mouthpieces for half the price of the
>Vandoren or Selmer ones <


Ann Satterfield
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Central Florida~~~~~~~
Principal clarinet, Imperial SO & Music Manager, ISO
Adjunct Faculty & Instrumental Assistant PolkCC

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