I am looking for a mouthpiece for my B♭ clarinet. I am an adult but have only been playing for a few months. I also play the recorder and have done so for about 5 years, and so I have some confidence with the recorder, which has helped me with the clarinet. I have about £80 maximum to spend. Any suggestions on this and anything else for a beginner would be appreciated.

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You don't need to fuss over choosing a mouthpiece at your stage. Use the standard one that came with the clarinet. If you've broken it, just go for ebonite with a medium tip. You shouldn't have to spend as much as half of your £80. Choice of reed strength will make much more difference.

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    I agree. Unless your current mouthpiece is particularly broken and causing you trouble - I wouldn't expect you to see any noticable difference - save your money for something else.
    – Chris
    Feb 4, 2018 at 14:06
  • I agree. Save your money for buying boxes of reeds. They break in a very short time in my experience.
    – Dekkadeci
    Feb 4, 2018 at 19:36

Clark W. Fobes, Debut

An excellent mouthpiece that will serve you for years to come, and well below your price limit, although I don't know how they handle international shipping.

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