This series is available with two different beak versions: Traditional and « Profile 88 ».
The difference between ”Profile 88” and Traditional mouthpieces is in the exterior angle of the beak.
Therefore, the musician is free to choose the model which suits his purpose in terms of best playing position, easiest sound projection, greatest playing comfort, and the most controllable and precise articulation.
Vandoren has developed the “13 series” mouthpiece specifically for American clarinetists using A440 pitch.
Four models have been originally developed with specific facings to this series: the M13, M13 Lyre, M15 and M30 mouthpieces.
The “13 series” range also encompasses other models (traditional facings): 5RV, 5RV Lyre, B45, B40, B40 Lyre and M30 Lyre.
M13 : Rich, colorful sound. Very precise response. Meets every demand.
M13 Lyre : More open, the same qualities as the M13, easier to play in the upper register. Its facing gives it a particularly pure sound.
M15 : Great articulation ease. Offers musicians a colorful 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.
11.6 : Same sound qualities as the B45 with a smaller tip opening.
B46 : The mouthpiece best suited to musicians playing both clarinet and saxophone.
B40 Lyre : The perfect blend between a round sound and rich tone color. Easy blowing especially in the upper register.
B45• : 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 clarinetists.
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