Vandoren B45. Profile 88 Bb Clarinet Mouthpiece

From Vandoren, the B45. Profile 88 Bb clarinet mouthpiece is characterised by a trapeze shape inside the mouthpiece and a profile 88 beak. These two specifications together widens the passage from the main bore to the chamber (.), whilst with the streamlined profile 88 beak gives an added comfort of not having to have an embouchure that feels very wide.

The alteration to the passage, allows the player to produce richer harmonics across the entire sound spectrum. With the same intermediate tip opening and facing length (119.5, medium-long facing), this model feels the same as the traditional B45, but performs in a completely different way. With great blowing ease throughout the range, you are able to play in a relaxed manner and focus on the music. The added advantage of the profile 88 beak, allows flexibility in terms of playing position leaving you with more scope to experiment with positioning which can in turn alter your tone.

The B45. Profile 88 has excellent projection, response and comfort and as a result has become a popular choice for many great artists throughout the years as well as intermediate players all across the world. It is possible to use this mouthpiece for playing in a vast array of genres.

With the largest variation in mouthpieces, if the Vandoren B45. Profile 88 isn’t quite right for you, then there are plenty more variations to try

  • CM3098
  • Tip Opening – 119.5
  • Facing Length – Medium 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 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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