Vandoren B40 Lyre Profile 88 Bb Clarinet Mouthpiece

The B40 Lyre Profile 88 Bb Clarinet mouthpiece from Vandoren is a variation on the popular B40 mouthpiece. The main differences being the slightly smaller tip opening longer facing length and with this model the profile 88 beak. These contribute to creating a mouthpiece that works especially well in the upper register, perfectly blending sound production and tonal colour as well as creating a comfortable streamlined mouthpiece which has many options for positioning and air flow.
With this added comfort feature, a varied dynamic range is easier to achieve. This mouthpiece plays with great response across the entire range with design focus to achieving an effortless upper register. Suitable for both solo and ensemble settings, the B40 Lyre profile 88 model is flexible to suit your playing needs.

Just like the B40, the B40 Lyre model feels robust to play, whilst still retaining a rich, velvety, commanding tone. This model is recommended to be played with softer reeds in order to create a good quality sound (see Vandoren’s reed recommendations below).

Vandoren strive to create mouthpieces for every player so have developed over 35 different models for Bb clarinet. With variations within each model available in their range, there’s plenty to try and find the perfect fit for you!
  • CM3198
  • Tip Opening – 117.5
  • Facing Length –Long
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 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.

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