VD 5RV Klarinet Eb Mundstykke
The Vandoren 5RV Eb clarinet mouthpiece is a popular choice for many players. With a medium tip opening and a short facing, it is easy to control and doesn’t require too much air to get a great rounded tone. Providing you with a rich timbre, this model is given its name by Robert Van Doren. Played around the world and chosen by many professional clarinettists, this is a great choice for Eb clarinet.
When trying to make everything work at its most efficient, reed choice has a big part to play. Usually when looking at compatible reeds for your mouthpiece, a narrow tip opening work best with a harder reed and a wider tip opening a softer one. The 5RV model with its specifications would be best suited to stronger reed choices; a 3-4 strength reed would be a great choice (See below for Vandoren’s reed recommendations).
There is an extensive range of models developed by Vandoren, to suit many different styles of playing depending on what you are looking for. Slight differences between the models mean that there is plenty of choice and you can get a mouthpiece that has the projection, articulation and comfort you are after. Prioritising musician’s individual likes and needs when playing their chosen mouthpiece.
- Tip Opening – 106.5
- Facing Length – Short