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 Vandoren 66
Author: Greg_Greece 
Date:   2019-09-07 13:23

Hello everyone,

can anyone please give me info about the Vandoren 66? What is the exact tip opening, facing length etc.

Looking forward to your replies



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 Re: Vandoren 66
Author: kdk 2017
Date:   2019-09-07 17:53

I don't know what that is. What series is it part of?
ou can look up the facing specs (at least, the tip opening and length) for Vandoren mouthpieces at https://vandoren.fr/en/clarinet-mouthpieces/. But I don't see anything there called a "66."

Karl



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 Re: Vandoren 66
Author: Greg_Greece 
Date:   2019-09-07 18:59

Hello Karl,

the Vandoren 66 is an old mouthpiece, it dates back to 1970's if i am correct. That's why i am asking. It's difficult to find such an old vandoren chart

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 Re: Vandoren 66
Author: seabreeze 
Date:   2019-09-08 20:02

The Vandoren 55 and 66 mouthpieces were open at the tip, probably around 1.20 mm or more. As I (dimly) recall, the 55 had a somewhat shorter lay--something like a Selmer S facing--and the 66 was even more open with a longer lay, more like a Vandoren 5JB. The 55 and 66 were probably intended for commercial and jazz performance more than for conservatory students and classical players.



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 Re: Vandoren 66
Author: Greg_Greece 
Date:   2019-09-08 22:15

Yes indeed, here in Greece we use open mouthpieces for our traditional music. I have found the Vandoren 66 in pretty decent condition and i like it a lot. I use the Vandoren B45 Lyre and i think that the 66 is close to it. That's why i would like to find the exact tip opening. Maybe i can measure it...

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 Re: Vandoren 66
Author: Bob Bernardo 
Date:   2019-09-08 22:35

Well if needed, you can send it to me and I'll be happy to measure it and send it back the same day.


Designer of - Vintage 1940 Cicero Mouthpieces and the La Vecchia mouthpieces


Yamaha Artist 2015




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 Re: Vandoren 66
Author: Jura82 
Date:   2019-09-09 15:08
Attachment:  Old Vandoren facings.jpg (1349k)

Here are some old Vandoren clarinet mouthpieces in old Vandoren brouchure, but without measurements. As you can see, 66 was the most open at that time and had a long facing.



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 Re: Vandoren 66
Author: Greg_Greece 
Date:   2019-09-13 11:20

Thanks a lot Jura 82

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 Re: Vandoren 66
Author: kdk 2017
Date:   2019-09-13 17:01

FWIW, the modern B45 and B46 are 1.195 and 1.175 mm respectively. And those are listed in Jura82's old brochure as "Medium" tips!

But then, their apparently newest jazz facing, 7JB, has (it says in the newer brochure) a tip opening of 1.70mm!!

Karl



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 Re: Vandoren 66
Author: Dan Shusta 
Date:   2019-09-13 22:07

Here's a picture of one.

(Scroll to the middle of the page--)

https://reverb.com/item/2643465-vandoren-66-professional-hard-rubber-clarinet-mouthpiece

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