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 Re: Vandoren BD5 mouthpiece
Author: Bob Bernardo 
Date:   2018-12-31 12:50

Clarifications -

I am not pushing my mouthpieces here. The person posting is surely a Vandoren fan and my mouthpieces don't play anything close to those.

Second the 10,000 grit sandpaper DOES remove particles and helps adjust the rails before the curve starts. So the rails need to be flat just like the table. Often wet it works best. I also use 5000 and 7000 grit before I polish the mouthpieces and make them look new. See the table may be flat but a section of the rails are flat too, just before the facing curve starts. Remember unlike a lot of mouthpiece makers that buy mouthpieces from other sources UI make my own molds.

So I use parallel pars and lasers to check the flatness, I bet very few if any refacers use this amazing technique.

Lastly the person above playing on the Vandoren said he was tired after 2 minutes of playing. I think the mouthpiece needs serious work. My fees are low because clarinet playing should be fun. People flipping burgers at Burger King and other fast food joints make more than me. I have plenty of money. I'm against people charging $21,000 for a set of horns yet Yamaha charges about $5550 for a set of horns. People say they aren't any good, but I did a summer solo tour taking me to the Kennedy Center, the Smithsonian, Severance Hall in Cleveland and the huge Orchestra Hall in Chicago. Every concert was a standing ovation. So there's not a thing wrong with Yamaha's. I used the CFVR's. Sponsored by Yamaha.


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


Yamaha Artist 2015




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