Clark Fobes San Francisco Europa Bb Clarinet Mouthpiece
The San Francisco Europa Bb clarinet mouthpiece is designed to reflect preference of many European players, with a long open facing and wide tip rails. The resistance that comes with this sort of design calls for a softer reed choice than any of the other Fobes mouthpiece models. Fobes suggests- VanDoren V.12 between 3 – 3.5. In order to get the best out of this mouthpiece, it is important to get the reed strength right, as with the proper reed strength, this model plays with an extremely rich and dark tonal colour whilst still remaining supple and responsive; characteristic of Fobes’ mouthpieces.
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 it’s 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.