I spent five hours with four of these Chedeville Elite Bass Clarinet mouthpieces yesterday, but the very first note I played down at Massullo Music turned heads and blew away ears. I was speechless for a moment and then could only say “wow.”
It’s not like I don’t have a great bass clarinet mouthpiece collection, but there is nothing anywhere like these. The combination of instant response, effortless register leaps, shimmering warmth and liquidity in the upper register, chocolate covered caramel in the chalumeau, crystal clear articulation, robust power and pure pianissimos has to be heard to be believed. So…try one of these out and become a believer. I was astonished…you will be too.