Bloom” Bass Clarinet Mouthpiece
Lawrie Bloom, renowned
bass clarinetist with the Chicago
Symphony Orchestra, and I have formed a
joint venture, to produce what we
believe to be the finest world’s finest
bass clarinet mouthpiece.
mouthpiece was in development for over 2
1/2 years period; with untold hours
of design sessions, prototyping, and play
testing. We went through four different
mouthpiece blanks, and dozens of facings
until we found what we were looking for.
mouthpiece is now used in Mr. Bloom’s
performances with the Chicago Symphony and
in his solo and chamber music appearances.
is made from a blank exclusively
manufactured for us by Hans Zinner,
mouthpiece COMBINES legendary Zinner
quality, the experience and artistry of Lawrie Bloom, one
of the world’s great bass clarinetists,
and my own craftsmanship, honed in the
production of over 2000 mouthpieces.
has been extensively tested in the field. Heard in the
Mexico City Philharmonic, the Phoenix
Symphony, the Swedish Radio Orchestra, the
Dayton (Ohio) Symphony and the Icelandic
Symphony Orchestra to name a few.
Hit at ClarinetFest
have now been playing the new CXZ_LB
Bass Clarinet mouthpiece in the CSO and
in solo and chamber settings for about 6
months. The sound is warm and the
clarity is fantastic. I have no
problem finding reeds for this
mouthpiece, and it's easy to find the
real pitch center of a note. There
is a terrific ring in the sound, making
it possible to cut through the orchestra
when I need to, and a
great warmth that blends well
with the section. I couldn't be
happier with this mouthpiece, and the
work Walter has put into it.” – J. Lawrie Bloom
a more extensive description, by Mr.
Bloom, of the development of this
mouthpiece is specifically designed to address
you ever wondered why you can’t play the bass
clarinet with the same ease as the soprano
is articulation in the clarion register so
you tried to play “Daphnis” and felt, well,
and control of tone production in the clarion
Grand Concert, Vandoren
, or Legere reeds,
3 1/2 or 4 strength.
baffle profile for deep tone AND projection.
confidence that you can play easily and clearly in
every register, with control like you have never
had before This mouthpiece has a deep, rich sound,
with projection that cuts through regardless of
the dynamic. You can play at a whisper or push to
the limit without distorting or loosing control.
a bass clarinet mouthpiece that gives you the
facility you have always wanted, but despaired of
I have been playing on the mouthpiece
for few days now. It is a masterpiece! I
can’t believe my ears. It is the best
mouthpiece I have ever tried. Very deep
and dark sound, lot of power and also
very easy to play soft. It took
just a while to get used to it and now I
am the happiest bassclarinet
player in town. Now I have three great
bass clarinet mouthpieces (all Grabner)
for every occasion.
Thank you very much for your great work,
I hope to see you soon.
Runar Oskarsson, Bass
Clarinet, Icelandic Symphony Orchestra,
Icelandic Opera Orchestra
really like your mouthpieces (CXZ_LB). I
tested yours against my Kaspar
and yours holds its own………I received and
tested a Henri Chedville
bass mouthpiece and I played it for a
couple of trusted ears. They like yours
better; better harmonics, intonation,
ease of playing.
and Bass Clarinet,
Mexico City Philharmonic
Author: Bass Clarinet Scale Book:
back in Stockholm after a wonderful week
in Chicago and this last week I´ve
been trying the bass mouthpieces
(CXZ_LB) in my orchestra. A very
pleasant experience for me and I´m
very happy that I have these
mouthpieces and the K14 clarinet
mouthpiece in my possession.
Solo bass clarinet, Swedish Radio
wanted to let you know that I love the
mouthpieces and would like to keep both
Assistant Principal and bass clarinet,
The Phoenix Symphony
mouthpiece arrived today, just in time for me to
take it home with me at lunchtime and try it
out. All I can say is - wow! I love the
quality of the tone I get with the new
mouthpiece, but what amazes me most is how much more
powerful my sound is, without feeling like I'm
blowing my guts out. Know what I mean?
If anything, I think I'm getting more sound with
less exertion. My first chance to play it in an
orchestra rehearsal will be next
Thursday. The conductor is always asking for
"more bass clarinet," so I think this time he's
going to get it!” D.H. Wayne, PA.
CXZ_LB mouthpiece arrived yesterday, and today has
been spent going through the Bass Clarinet
repertoire. The results have been wonderful. Thirty
plus years and many mouthpieces later, my Leblanc
417 responds like I’ve always wanted. The tuning of
the twelfths is dead on with excellent dynamic range
response from low C throughout the altissimo
register. The mouthpiece is very reed friendly with
articulation being very easy and precise. The
workmanship is impeccable plus the sound one expects
from a Zinner blank
brings one to a new level in playing the Bass
(CXZ_LB) arrived yesterday and I tried it out
right away after work. I put on the same reed
I had been playing with the day before and
gave it a try. Holy cow! I nearly fell off the
stool with the sound produced by this
mouthpiece. It gives such tremendous
projection that I'll have to restrain myself
when playing in my clarinet ensemble.” S.K.
Mouthpiece Serial # 3237 -Very focused,
resonant, and beautiful tone, easy clear
staccato, great for that septuplet run in the
solo near the end of Rite of Spring! Free
blowing, feels easy to change from soft to loud,
and easy to keep tone quality when FFFF, throat
register notes have improved clarity.” B.M.
had a customer come in recently with his Legere bass clarinet
reeds and he tried several of my CXZ_LB
mouthpieces. The results were simply amazing. It
was all there: tone, response, articulation;
everything. He went away with a new CXZ_LB and I
learned a thing or two.
mouthpieces are now available with ligatures and caps,
the Rovner 3RL "Dark" model. The shopping cart
contains buttons for mouthpieces alone, or with
ligatures and caps.
$350 with Ligature and Cap, plus
shipping and state sales tax, .
order, see below.