Clarinet Mouthpiece Materials
the past two years, I have experimented with many different materials
to make my mouthpieces,at least one hundred different colors, types,
The material has to pass many tests.
First, let me say that all materials have been approved as usuable for food preparation and storage.
materials must be tough and rugged, it must have a lustrous appearance,
and it must have a tonal quality that I find appealing. Yes, I do
believe that difference materials can make substantive differences in
mouthpieces, even when the design is the same.
These are the materials that I have settled on for now.
- Black Velvet - The standard. This material has a deep, dark woody sound. For all purpose playing.
- Radiance - Probably the best precision and focus, great depth of tone.
- Of course, not from endangered animal, but a beautiful resemblence to
fine ivory. Mouthpieces made from this material are responsive and have
the darkest, fullest tone.
- Until further notice, all "Black Velvet" orders will be filled using the black "ECO_TECH" material.
This material is neither rubber nor
plastic, but a resin. It is fully FDA food approved, and
contains no toxic chemicals. It is made solely from plant
is completely renewable and does not cause pollution in its
manufacture. The mouthpieces themselves, when you are done with them,
are totally biodegradeable.
turns out that this material has splendid acoustic properties,
allowing a dark, focused sound devoid of buzzy or fuzzy tones. The
projection is excellent.
mouthpieces are smooth and have a pleasant black matte
finish. A white option will be made available if there is enough demand.