Clark Fobes Nova Bb Clarinet Mouthpiece

The Nova Bb clarinet mouthpiece is a professionally hand finished hard rubber mouthpiece that produces wonderful tonal results at an affordable price. The Nova is a popular model made from a J. J. Babbit Co. custom mold which as expected from Fobes is hand finished for superior results. The hand finishing process starts from the blank which is then hand bored and finished with either a CF+ or 3L facing, they are then play tested and adjusted for optimal colour, response and intonation.
The process of optimising each mouthpiece is characteristic of Fobes’ range of mouthpieces. Utilising the same process for every model he produces, Fobes puts his care and attention into creating a professionally finished mouthpiece at any price point.

The Nova is a flexible mouthpiece and a serious contender in the professional clarinet market. It is definitely one to try to see if this model could be the mouthpiece for you.

About Clark W Fobes
Clark W Fobes began research into the art of mouthpiece design and hand finishing in 1986 after building his clarinet repair business as a parallel career to his performing career. Becoming the preeminent clarinet repair specialist in the San Francisco bay area in 1985 Fobes reputation for fine craftsmanship and expertise in clarinet acoustics drew clients from all over the US. Fobes launched his line of Debut mouthpieces for students which have become extremely popular in the US. In 2000 Fobes closed his repair business to devote his energies to hand crafting clarinet and saxophone mouthpieces and to manufacture his unique solid wood barrels and extensions for clarinet.


1. On arrival, every Clarinet & Flute is checked & adjusted in-store. This is essential as every instrument requires some attention after its long journey from the factory.

2. Once sold, every Clarinet & Flute is checked & regulated for a second time as the set-up can be affected by the new materials expanding & contracting according to environmental conditions.

3. New instruments purchased from us can be returned within a year for a FREE check over and adjustment.

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