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 Vandoren BD7 mouthpiece?
Author: Carcamalisio 
Date:   2019-04-18 11:48

https://youtu.be/yg0cXiB_ffE?t=25

Martin Frost playing the new Buffet Tradition. We can see in the video at minute 0:25, "BD7" on the mouthpiece.

Does this mouthpiece exist? I haven't seen any info about this, any thoughts?

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 Re: Vandoren BD7 mouthpiece?
Author: fernie121 
Date:   2019-04-19 16:56

https://youtu.be/yg0cXiB_ffE?t=25

It is pretty hard to tell. It would be surprising if Vandoren came out with different facings for the black diamond mouthpiece though. But as of now, there have been no announcements of this.



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 Re: Vandoren BD7 mouthpiece?
Author: Paul Aviles 
Date:   2019-04-19 17:49

My YouTube presentation was followed by Martin Frost playing Klezmer Dance. He is truly a bonafide genius.....beyond scary good!





..................Paul Aviles



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 Re: Vandoren BD7 mouthpiece?
Author: donald 
Date:   2019-04-21 14:40

"does this mouthpiece exist?" I kind of like the idea that Frost might be playing on a mouthpiece that doesn't exist!

(ok, I know what you meant!)

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 Re: Vandoren BD7 mouthpiece?
Author: Kenton153 
Date:   2019-04-26 09:55





Post Edited (2019-05-28 09:08)

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 Re: Vandoren BD7 mouthpiece?
Author: fernie121 
Date:   2019-07-20 09:24

Based on Kesslerandsons listings there will be a BD4 and a BD7.



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 Re: Vandoren BD7 mouthpiece?
Author: fernie121 
Date:   2019-07-20 22:51

I was told by Vandoren we can expect the BD4 and BD7 available in September in the U.S.



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 Re: Vandoren BD7 mouthpiece?
Author: donald 
Date:   2019-07-21 02:28

Vandoren has started promoting these, I got an ad on Facebook yesterday.

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 Re: Vandoren BD7 mouthpiece?
Author: fernie121 
Date:   2019-07-27 05:20

BD7 has 1.33mm tip with Long Facing and BD4 has 1.15+mm tip with Medium Long Facing. I’m surprised neither of the two are more close than the BD5.



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 Re: Vandoren BD7 mouthpiece?
Author: DaphnisetChloe 
Date:   2019-07-27 09:45

wow BD7 is very open then

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 Re: Vandoren BD7 mouthpiece?
Author: Ed 
Date:   2019-07-27 14:30

It would seem rather strange and counter intuitive if the BD4 is more open than the BD5, which is listed as 113 tip

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 Re: Vandoren BD7 mouthpiece?
Author: Micke Isotalo 2017
Date:   2019-07-27 15:03

True, but on the other hand a B46 is closer than a B40 - so perhaps the BD4 could be wider than the BD5? Naming the BD4 as BD6 would of course have been less confusing, but Vandoren seems to have their own logic - also in naming some of their reeds.

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 Re: Vandoren BD7 mouthpiece?
Author: fernie121 
Date:   2019-07-27 20:08

https://www.facebook.com/VandorenUSA/videos/2428675164019131?s=100002681105626&v=e&sfns=mo

BD4 is supposed to play like a BD5 but has a more focused and colorful sound. Might suit those who say they like the BD5 feel but dislike the dark sound quality.



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 Re: Vandoren BD7 mouthpiece?
Author: Ed 
Date:   2019-07-27 20:14

I, for one really like when there is some system and logic to how mouthpieces are designated. Otherwise, one needs to carry the secret code book and decoder ring to make any sense of it.

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 Re: Vandoren BD7 mouthpiece?
Author: Micke Isotalo 2017
Date:   2019-07-27 20:40

Ed, I agree 100%.  :)



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 Re: Vandoren BD7 mouthpiece?
Author: fernie121 
Date:   2019-07-27 20:41

Ed, I agree with you. I think the gear whales enjoying looking through a code book though :-)



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 Re: Vandoren BD7 mouthpiece?
Author: Ed 
Date:   2019-07-27 22:32

While I am at it, I often think that while this ship has sailed, they should coordinate their reed numbering system so it is consistent across all styles. It would be SO much easier for most of us to know that a 3.5 will feel the same strength across the board, rather than trying to figure out the equivalent.

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 Re: Vandoren BD7 mouthpiece?
Author: Lorenzo_M 
Date:   2019-07-29 08:39

Note: I’m not a Vandoren artist nor do I use Vandoren mouthpieces regularly. I own a few but tend to not “like” most of their designs.

I tried the new BD4 and BD7 mouthpieces at Clarinetfest (first time going!) and I loved them. I’m not a fan of the BD5, I could never get it to play the way I want and never could get it to sound the way I like. Could just be me, but I also found it to be a bit sluggish in response. The BD4 is immediately responsive, has clarity and focus, played easier in every register for me and had plenty of color and projection....but I’d still call it a “dark” mouthpiece. Honestly it’s my favorite Vandoren mouthpiece ever.

The BD7 I really liked too....if you want a big sound that will give plenty of volume and power, but still maintain a relatively dark tone, this is a step up from the BD5. It was instantly comfortable for me, even though I was using the same reed as the BD4 (a new V12 3.5 I got as a sample). I didn’t spend as much time with it as the BD4, but I think it was a great playing piece.

I think people who like B40 series or bigger mouthpieces but want a smoother, wider sound would like the BD7. I tried a B40Lyre and own a B40Lyre and it had that kind of thing but bigger and richer sound. The B40Lyre felt small and tight sounding by comparison. I used to play a B40D for a while and the BD7 is not quite as dark, but is much easier to play. I use V12 3/3.5 on the B40D and V12 3.5/3.5+ with the B40/B40Lyre/BD7.

The BD4 felt like a tighter, more direct sounding BD5 and I thought it was easier to play, more responsive, and had more color available. For testing everything in the fest, I stuck with what I could remember off the top of my head....some Brahms no.2, some Mozart, some Beethoven No.6, some Nielsen, but mainly scales and arpeggios. My Bb was in the shop and I only have a student B12 as backup so I tended to stick to my A Clarinet when testing everything.

I think these are great mouthpieces! I will probably add a BD4 to the collection when it’s out.



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 Re: Vandoren BD7 mouthpiece?
Author: fernie121 
Date:   2019-11-27 19:05

Does anyone know where I can order the new BD4 and BD7 online? Kessler and sons still says coming soon, but I thought they are supposed to be out already.



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 Re: Vandoren BD7 mouthpiece?
Author: Anonymoose 
Date:   2019-12-04 00:33

The BD4 is "out of stock" on the Kessler and Sons site, whereas the BD7 is "coming soon".
Does anyone know if the mouthpieces distributed by K&S are the 13 series or the traditional 442?

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