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 (A=442) or 13 Series (A=440).
The Black Diamond Ebonite mouthpiece features a new internal and external design. These developments offer the musician a full sound, rich in depth and color, especially in the upper register of the clarinet.
“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
BD5 - The perfect balance between a dark, rich, yet compact sound. Tip Opening - 1.13mm. Facing Length - Medium. MPN - CM1005.
BD5-13 - The perfect balance between a dark, rich, yet compact sound. Tip Opening - 1.13mm. Facing Length - Medium. MPN - CM1405.
BD4 - This mouthpiece shares the same sound qualities as the BD5 and has a remarkable ease of emission and articulation. Tip Opening - 1.155mm. Facing Length - Medium. MPN - CM1004.
BD7 - Characterized by a larger tip opening and volume of sound, while keeping the round and compact sound of the BD5. Tip Opening 1.33mm. Facing Length - Long. MPN - CM1007.
BD5D-German - The perfect balance between a dark, rich, yet compact sound. Designed for use with German clarinet and French cut reeds. Tip Opening 1.13mm. Facing Length - Medium. MPN - CM1805