Vandoren 5RV Lyre 13 Series Profile 88 Bb Clarinet Mouthpiece
The 5RV Lyre 13 series profile 88 Bb clarinet mouthpiece is a model that shares its dimensions with the 5RV Lyre, a model specifically crafted for Jacques Lancelot. With a slightly more open tip and an elongated facing that the standard 5RV model, this mouthpiece also has the extra design concept of a lower tuning. Tuned at 44oHz (known widely as American pitch) this mouthpiece channels the sounds of Chédeville mouthpieces. This models dimensions makes it possible to play stronger reeds and get a richer and in some cases a darker tonal quality. Alongside these tonal differences, more volume, greater ease of playing and overall comfort is available.
The goal of the 13 series mouthpieces was to make mouthpieces with a dark and centered sound at 440Hz. At this lower pitched tuning, the mouthpiece body resonates in a different way to the 442Hz standard model, producing altered tonal colours.
The way in which Vandoren tune this mouthpiece, is by using a wider bore. It is best to find a mouthpiece that works well with the accuracy of your instruments pitch. As this modification lowers the pitch of your instrument, if you tend to play sharp this would mean that you could avoid having to purchase another longer barrel.
Vandoren’s 5RV Lyre 13 series profile 88 mouthpiece has the extra benefit of having the profile 88 beak. This alteration allows for a more comfortable playing position. With a medium facing length and a medium tip opening, the 13 series tuning and profile 88 beak design, this mouthpiece brings an option to the range that incorporates the projection and articulation of the standard models but with extra comfort and harmonic variation.
The 5RV Lyre is recommended by many teachers for their students because of its ease of control. Played by many professional players around the world, this model of mouthpiece is often a popular choice for symphonic and chamber music players.
This mouthpiece is definitely worth a try to see if this variation will be your perfect mouthpiece!
- Tip Opening – 109+
- Facing Length – Medium
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 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.