Vandoren 5RV Lyre Profile 88 Bb Clarinet Mouthpiece
The Vandoren 5RV Lyre Profile 88 Bb Clarinet Mouthpiece is another of Vandoren's clever variations on a mouthpiece that was created by Robert Van Doren for Jacques Lancelot. This model incorporates the profile 88 beak for added comfort and extra flexibility in your playing position.
The original idea behind the 5RV Lyre was to create a mouthpiece that has a more open tip and a slightly longer facing than the 5RV model. With the longer facing, it makes it possible to play stronger reeds and gain richer tonal qualities. In some cases darker timbres, more volume and greater ease when playing. This coupled with the profile 88 beak allows even more flexibility and the ability to experiment with playing positions which can alter your tonal nuances.
Often a popular choice for those who play symphonic and chamber music because of its ease of playing and responsiveness. This model is also recommended by many teachers for their students due to its comfort forward design. The Lyre model is used by many professionals around the world.
With many variations of this model available, you are spoilt for choice. From Vandoren who have such variety across their entire range, there are so many different possibilities for clarinettists of all abilities playing any genre of music.
- 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.