In Store Visiting Info - Please Read
UK's no.1 Woodwind & Brass Specialists | Established 1966 | Free Delivery on selected lines & Fast Delivery | Order Online 24/7

Vandoren Black Diamond Bb Clarinet Mouthpiece

£111.55 Inc VAT @ 20%
£92.96 Export price
Please make a selection to continue

Product Information

Launched in 2015 the Black Diamond ebonite mouthpiece features a unique internal and external design. The first model was a BD5 which has since been followed by the BD4 and BD7. The new internal design developments offer the musician a full sound, rich in depth and colour, especially in the upper register of the clarinet. 

The BD4 has a slightly more open tip than the BD5 (115.5 vs 113), it also has a slightly longer facing length which will make reeds feel a little softer. We've found this new BD4 is suited to those who like the BD5 but would prefer a slightly softer reed set-up and also a marginally broader sound with slightly less focus and a modified response. 

The BD5 was the original model and it proved to be a massive hit. Vandoren were soon selling more of this mouthpiece than any other and it was the catalyst for the creation of the BD4 and BD7. The BD5 became so popular because it offers a great balance between a rich centred sound but without feeling too pinched. It also works great with Rue L'Epic #3 or #3.5 which tends to be a popular set-up.

The BD7 offers a very broad and wide sound. It's got a very large tip opening and as such tends to suit quite a soft reed set-up and an advanced embouchure. Perhaps it would be ideal for a doubler and/or towards the jazz end of Clarinet playing due the very large tip opening and long facing. It's not as large as a JB5 but it's larger than the B45 Lyre which would be the next step down normally.

  • Unique new internal and external design for a rich solid sound
  • BD4 Specs: .115.5 (1/100mm) tip opening with med-long facing
  • BD5 Specs: .113 (1/100mm) tip opening with medium facing
  • BD7 Specs: .133 (1/100mm) tip opening with long facing
  • Made in France

Need Help with this item?

Our specialist trained staff are able to help you. Please contact us or call us on 01628 630800

Vandoren Black Diamond Bb Clarinet Mouthpiece Reviews

Anonymous review via Feefo  -  2021-04-16

A really great mouthpiece

Anonymous review via Feefo  -  2020-11-18

This is a new mouthpiece from Vandoren once l had found the right Reed strength for me was Rue Lepic 2.5 or 3 can\'t wait to try it with my band when we are allowed to play again.

Anonymous review via Feefo  -  2020-11-08

Very good but I liked the Bacun better. This was more suited to a gig than a house - I’m not gigging much any more.

Why Buy from Dawkes Music?

Dawkes Music & Windcraft Ltd are a globally recognised UK based Music Industry company that have expert staff who specialise in products, performance, teaching and repairing in the brass and woodwind sector.

Highly Recommended
Buy with confidence knowing that the shop you're dealing with has been awared a Feefo Gold Trusted Retailer award which recognises our hard work and consistent excellent customer service.
14 Day Approval
Try your item at home, in a lesson, in the band and make sure it's perfect for you. If you are not convinced we can refund the item in full upon return. (£3 re-stocking fee on any mouthpieces, approval not available on reeds).
Fast Delivery
All in stock items are usually dispatched within 24 hours, express delivery options are available at the checkout, including next day delivery.
Best Choice
We carefully choose and stock the best products on the market, be it the newest mouthpiece or official replacement spare parts for instruments. We keep over 8,000 lines in stock covering everything Woodwind & Brass.
Great Prices
We carefully check pricing to ensure our customers get the best deals with unrivalled pre-sale advice and after-sales care.
Top Quality After Sales Service
We have 18 members of staff in-store and on the telephone 6 days a week, and our online service is 24/7. Experience you can trust with over 40 years in the business and a third generation specialist family business.