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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000030.txt from 2008/10

From: Ed Wojtowicz <>
Subj: Re: [kl] E-flat clarinet mouthpieces
Date: Tue, 07 Oct 2008 21:21:51 -0400

I use a Fobes (San Francisco) on a 1960's Selmer and have been very
pleased with it. I would think that the Nova, which has the same
facing, would work well. All of Clark's mouthpieces at all levels are
very well designed and well made. I have an old Hite made by David
Hite. It is a good mouthpiece, although I don't like it as much as
the Fobes. I'm not sure who is doing the work on the Hites these days
since David's passing. A number of years ago I had a Vandoren, which
I didn't care for as much as the other two.

I don't think you can go wrong with the Fobes Nova


On Oct 7, 2008, at 6:40 PM, Gary Van Cott wrote:

> I may have an opportunity to play a musical (Shenandoah) that includes
> E-flat clarinet. I would be borrowing an Selmer instrument which I
> think
> is from the late 1960s.
> I have been considering purchasing my own mouthpiece and was
> curious if
> anyone has any suggestions for things to try? I looked at the WWBW
> catalog and was thinking about ordering a Fobes Nova and Vandoren
> 5RV (I
> used to play one on soprano) to try. I wouldn't want to spend any more
> than the $119.95 that the Fobes costs. There are other Vandoren
> mouthpieces and a Hite and Portnoy in this price range.
> Gary
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