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 Re: BD5 mouthpiece
Author: JF Clarinet 
Date:   2019-11-01 03:16

My problem with the BD5 is consistency. I can find a BD5 that does not need adjusting to play great and how I want it to sound, it just takes me up to 20 to find the one. Being able to try so many at once is a privilege I have because of where I live, and I don't recommend BD5 to friends of mine without the opportunity to try a ton. I don't think there is an inherit problem with the design of the BD5 based on my own personal experience and that of my colleagues and teachers. I understand some say it has a dead sound and I'm sure your experience is valid; I have heard too many great players on BD5 to think it's a dead mouthpiece. I find BD5 a little less flexible than other mouthpieces ive tried, but it still feels comfortable and flexible enough to get the job done well.

There are so many people who hand finish the mouthpieces at the vandoren factory. The bottom of the vandoren mouthpieces have markers of who finished them (triangle, horseshoe, etc), and there are so many different ones I find a new symbol each time I try out mouthpieces. I think this may have to do with the extreme inconsistency. Most of the ones finished by the same person seem to have similar characteristics, but there are so many different ones. Buying a BD5 finished by triangle is different than a square one. I can't say all BD5 are good or bad, because of the consistent differences I've noticed comparing ones with different markings.

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