Vocalise Clarinet Mouthpiece
by Richard Hawkins & Backun
The new Vocalise Clarinet Mouthpiece is the collaboration between clarinet performance master and mouthpiece maker Richard Hawkins and the clarinet manufacturing experts, Backun Musical Services. After decades of collecting, observing and crafting mouthpieces for many of the world’s finest artists, Hawkins collaborated with Backun Musical Services to develop a series of mouthpieces with tonal ring and clarity, all while seeking to provide a price point that would that will change the course of mouthpiece history.
Designed at Backun Musical Services using advanced CAD/CAM software and tested with 3D printing technology, the mouthpieces are crafted on a highly advanced nine-axis CNC machine. Finished in a unique done-in-one machining program that combines both the milling and lathing processes without the need for a second setup or re-calibration. This results in an exceptionally consistent mouthpiece that stays true to the original design.
Each mouthpiece helps the player center articulation, pitch and altissimo, with impeccable ease and consistency of voicing. The first mouthpiece of its kind specifically designed to play well on both synthetic and cane reeds, in all reed strengths 2.5 to 4.5. Articulation Management allows players to capture the appropriate length of articulations for different styles without increased effort. Pitch Locking allows players with varying instruments to lock in on an even pitch range between 440-442 with little variation in barrel
A design for all ages and experience levels, the Vocalise series of Bb mouthpieces features one model for each player and occasion, all of which belong in your clarinet case. Complex resonance at a reasonable price.
The Vocalise Clarinet Mouthpiece is available in several models:
- R Model – Closed Tip, Shorter Facing
- G Model – Medium Tip, Medium Facing
- H Model – Open Tip, Longer Facing
- Z Model – Most Open Tip, Longest Facing
About each model:
R Model – Closed Tip / Short Facing
The Vocalise Clarinet Mouthpiece, R Model possesses an evenness and a focus of sound that sings with ease are two characteristics of this close facing mouthpiece. The R allows artists to articulate with reduced effort, while ringing true with fabulous clarity. Hawkins’s choice for young artists looking to step-up to a more complex mouthpiece.
G Model – Medium Tip / Medium Facing
The Vocalise Clarinet Mouthpiece, G Model is a medium faced mouthpiece that combines exceptional evenness and round tonal complexity. The G has a smoother influence on interval connections just where you need it. An all-around mouthpiece for those who prefer medium facings and lengths.
H Model – Open Tip / Longer Facing
The Vocalise Clarinet Mouthpiece, H Model is an open facing but is still both smooth and dark, with ample cushion for those who need more robust flexibility throughout the registers. This mouthpiece gives as much as it takes, requiring balanced breath support and unyielding passion in performance.
Z Model – Open Tip / Longer Facing
The Vocalise Clarinet Mouthpiece, Z Model is the most open facing in the lineup, with ample cushion for those who want a bold and unyielding tone.
Kessler & Sons Music offers a 3 day trial / return policy by default on any in stock Vocalise Clarinet Mouthpiece. There are no cleaning fees or restocking fees (assuming that the item is returned in proper condition).
Before we ship any new Backun Vocalise clarinet mouthpiece, we install a blue protective film over the logo to help protect the logo from irreparable scratches while it is being tested. We also install a tooth patch before shipping. This way you can test the mouthpiece without fear of damage. We recommend leaving these items on the mouthpiece during the testing phase and only to remove them after you have made the decision to keep the mouthpiece.
Please read our terms & conditions (link at the bottom of the page) for full details on this policy.
Backun Clarinet Mouthpiece Family
All of the Backun mouthpieces are truly amazing! Using a custom designs, and the highest precision manufacturing, there is a Backun mouthpiece available in many styles to fit your musical needs.