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Vandoren Bass Clarinet
B45 Mouthpiece

Tip opening specified as 1.93 mm (0.076 inches)
This is in contrast to the B44 at 1.84 mm (0.072 inches)


Controlling dust in these photos gets even harder during the winter months when static electricity is at its worst.

The Vandoren catalog says this of the B45: "Same sound qualities as the B44 with a larger tip opening. Very responsive."
The box says: "Particularly suited for players preferring a wider tip opening."
I think that is translated from the French: "Memes caracteristiques que le B44. Bec un peu plus ouvert." I translate the last sentence to say, "Beak [mouthpiece] a little more open." That seems to have a different meaning. At least that's what I think.

Vandoren recommends 2.5 - 3.5 strength reeds for this B45 mouthpiece. They recommend 3.0 - 4.0 reeds for the B44.

Vandoren B45 Bass Clarinet Mpc.


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