Most clarinet accessories fit both the German, Böhm, and Reform Böhm clarinets. However, this is not the case with mouthpieces and reeds.
Usually, B clarinet mouthpieces and reeds can also be used for:
1.C, B, A, G clarinet,
2.the basset clarinet, also known as the Mozart clarinet, and finally a few single pieces
3.Small-bore basset horns.
German or Böhm system
French and German mouthpieces as well as reeds, however, differ significantly! All German variants are significantly smaller. In addition, German clarinets may also need special mouthpieces for the C clarinet.
Due to the different sizes of the reeds, some reeds can be used on different instruments. This might be helpful in case you have problems finding the ones you need or to try different combinations:
1. French Eb reeds fit German Bb clarinet mouthpieces
2. German cut reeds fit onto French Eb mouthpieces
3. French Alto clarinet reeds fit on Alto saxophone mouthpieces
4. Alto Saxophone reeds fit onto French Alto clarinet mouthpieces
5. French Bass clarinet reeds fit onto Tenor sax mouthpieces
6. Tenor sax reeds fit onto French Bass clarinet mouthpieces.
Designed from thicker cane with a heel taper very similar to German-style reeds, the 56 emits a rich, centered, and extremely pure sound while providing maximum stability and quick response in all registers. Strength gradations are smaller and more specific, resulting in reeds that are very consistent.
The Black Master reeds have a wider and thicker cut than the White Master reeds. They are available in two different models:
The Black Master reed
Its cut is designed for Austrian mouthpieces. Thanks to its response and tone characteristics, this cut can also suit the Boehm system mouthpieces.
The Black Master Traditional reed
The most widely played reeds in the world with a superiority proven over the years, these reeds suit all styles of music.
Traditionals are known for their excellent response in all registers, allowing a pianissimo attack in even the highest notes.
They are also extremely flexible, allowing the legato or staccato execution of large intervals wh...
V12 reeds for Bb clarinet are manufactured from cane tubes with the same diameter as cane used for alto saxophone reeds. As a result, they have a thicker heel and are cut on a longer palette with a slightly thicker tip than the Traditional. The longer palette means that more of the reed is vibrating, resulting in a deeper, richer sound. The thic...
The V21 reed combines the conical shape of a 56 rue lepic reed with a V.12 profile.
This unique combination makes all registers of the clarinet more accessible with warmth and a depth of sound. It will allow you to play with amazing presence and immediate response.
V21 is the perfect reed for performances that require the ability to handle large interval leaps efficiently with an even and rich tone.
The White Master are designed for German clarinet players. They are available in two versions:
New version: an evolution of the White Master reed, designed to suit more specifically the characteristics of the new generation of German mouthpieces (open mouthpieces with long facing).