Other B♭ Clarinet Mouthpieces
Black Diamond Ebonite
Bernard Van Doren crafted the first BD5 by hand in the 1970s and forty years later, armed with cutting edge technology, Vandoren is able to precisely re-create that same exceptional mouthpiece each and every time. The BD5 mouthpiece provides the clarinetist with a dark, yet colorful sound and offers custom quality at an affordable price. The BD5 is available in two different models - standard pitch or 13 Series, which is pitched slightly lower at A=440.
The 13 Series was developed specifically for American clarinetists using A = 440 pitch.
“The BD5 is a mouthpiece with a remarkable blend of coveted qualities. It combines a beautiful balance of depth and clarity with powerful projection and with immediate response.” – Jon Manasse, Performing Artist
“The Vandoren BD5 13 Series is my new mouthpiece of choice. It provides an unparalleled focus, depth, and coloristic flexibility along with ample power to project in orchestra and exquisite delicacy for the most intimate chamber music.” – John Yeh, Chicago Symphony Orchestra