Vandoren 5RV Bb Clarinet Mouthpiece

Vandoren’s 5RV clarinet mouthpiece has been a popular choice for many players regardless of the genre they play. It has a medium short facing and a medium tip opening. Meaning it doesn't require too much air, but is open enough to allow for a great rounded tone. Created in the early thirties and given the name by Robert Van Doren himself. This mouthpiece is recommended by many teachers for its ease of control and is played around the world and chosen by many professionals.

Vandoren have created an extensive range of models to suit many different styles of playing depending on what you are looking for. Slight differences between the variations mean that you can get a mouthpiece that has the projection, articulation and comfort you are after.

Usually a narrow tip opening work best with a harder reed and a wider tip opening a softer one, but this is also down personal preference...there’s always an exception to a rule! The 5RV model with its medium-short facing would be best suited to stronger reed choices; a 3-4 strength reed would be a great choice.

  • CM301
  • Tip Opening – 106.5
  • Facing Length – Medium Short

About Vandoren

Established in 1905 (Paris) and founded by clarinettist, Eugène Van Doren, Vandoren Paris are a world renowned brand specialising in clarinet and saxophone reeds, mouthpieces, ligatures and other accessories. Vandoren combine innovative designs with state of the art machinery (using engineering tolerance below 1/100th of a millimeter) to produce products of outstanding quality.


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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