Vandoren Standard Bb Clarinet Mouthpiece B40 has a traditional beak design. Tip opening: 119.5 (1/100ths mm), Facing: Medium Long, Characteristics: The same facing as the B45 but with a wider tip rail. Produces a compact and centered sound.
The Vandoren Standard Bb Clarinet mouthpiece is an industry standard for students and professionals alike. The 'Standard' mouthpiece is pitched at A=442hz which is great for:
- Students making their first upgrade from a plastic mouthpiece who need a little help getting up to pitch.
- Players aiming to play at A=442hz. In the UK, it is typical to play at A=440hz. This does not mean that the Standard Vandoren Mouthpiece won't useful when compensating for a longer barrel length.
- European players.
If you need some advice selecting you mouthpiece, please contact our Clarinet Specialists.
Looking for a Vandoren mouthpiece pitched at A=440hz? Try the Vandoren 13 Series range of mouthpieces. Most models are available at both pitches.
Vandoren offer a vast range of models, enabling the player to select the right mouthpiece for them. See a breakdown of the models below.
M15 - Great articulation ease. Offers musicians a colourful spectrum of sound.
5RV - The time-proven standard for professional musicians. Quality and tradition.
5RV Lyre - More open than the 5RV with a longer facing
M30 Lyre -The 5RV Lyre with a larger tip opening and a longer facing guarantees flexibility and roundness. This mouthpiece has an exceptional quality of sound.
M30 - Its facing length gives it great flexibility, a good balance between timbre and roundness
B46 - The mouthpiece best suited to musicians playing both clarinet and saxophone.
B40 Lyre - The perfect blend between a round sound and rich tone colour. Easy blowing especially in the upper register.
B45 Spot - Same technical characteristics as the B45 with a great blowing ease
B45 - The universal mouthpiece. With an intermediate tip opening and a medium-long facing,
it is appreciated by most clarinettists.
B40 - Same facing as the B45 with a wider tip rail, it produces a compact and centered sound.
B45 Lyre - Characterized by a particularly large tip opening, it offers a flexible, round sound
and remains easy blowing.
5JB - THE jazz mouthpiece.
7JB -Mouthpiece for jazz and traditional music. Powerful and flexible sound.