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Thanks for stopping by my website.
I appreciate your interest. Enjoy shopping around. If
you need some help, you can e-mail or give me a call at
847-266-8644. I always enjoy “clarinet talk”
I have been in business for
twenty years, supplying world-class mouthpieces and
other related products and services to clarinetists in over 57 different countries. In that
time period, I have handcrafted well over 10,000
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Mouthpiece Blank Supply Update
the firm of Hans Zinner GmbH
& Co KG ended their business on June 30 of this year.
Zinner had been in business for three generations and their absence
will be keenly missed by the clarinet world.
still have about 80 Zinner mouthpiece blanks on hand, so I will
to fill orders for my Zinner based Bb/A, Bass Clarinet, Alto Clarinet, Basset horn, and Eb
Clarinet mouthpieces for quite
awhile. Sorry, the Contra Alto and Contra Bass blanks are all gone.
Order a duplicate of your favorite Zinner based
mouthpiece while they are still available. When the blanks are gone,
they are gone forever!
Something new and different is happening in the ClarinetXpress workshop!
Update: January 7/2019
Zinner made their "going out of business" announcement last spring, many people have asked me
what I was going to do to continue my business of providing world class mouthpieces.
Well, for a long time, I did not have an answer. It
required a lot of soul searching, many conversations with my wife and friends, and
a lot of study and research.
In June I got a copy of a CAD/CAM
package and began to study it. I was eventually able to get the
designs for all my mouthpiece models into the software:
After a lot more study and research, we decided that I should get a CNC machine! In September, it arrived!
have spent the last few months learning how to operate it. Here is a
little movie of the machine cutting the upper tenon socket of a Bb
Cutting Barrel on CNC Machine
don't have products to announce quite yet, but here is a picture of
some of the things I have already designed and manufactured:
can see that I have had a lot of fun playing and testing with both
traditional and modern materials. Some of these were manufactured using
the CNC machine. Others were 3D printed. Although I don't yet have a 3D
printer, I have been able to get some of my designs printed by various
labratories. Do you like the blue bass clarinet mouthpiece? The
material has some very interesting acoustic properties.
this space for announcements of new products. If you have questions,
please call at 847-266-8644 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy New Year!
Grabner Wood Clarinet Barrels
Grabner clarinet barrels - Impeccable intonation, smooth and easy attack, and focused throat tones.
I have limited quantities available. I have 67, 66, and 65 mm left.
Watch for the new Grabner Custom Barrel Service - coming soon!
Click here to learn more.
The Virtuoso Clarinet Mouthpiece
been out for two years now. With its dark, bold, rich tone color it
is a proven winner. I have sold hundreds!
Zinner update - I still plenty of Zinner blanks sufficient to make the Virtuoso mouthpiece for a few more months.
Available in one facing, medium open.
new Virtuoso mouthpieces have a beautiful balance of warmth, depth, and
brillance, with a lightening-fast articulation response and just enough
resistance to give us myriad color options, while still feeling free
and easy to play. Congratulations, Walter!" - Eric Mandat
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The Virtuoso Bass Clarinet mouthpiece
mouthpiece was created just in time for ClarinetFest2016. It was an immediate success ever since. A great viable option
for the serious bass clarinetist. With a tip more open than the "Lawrie Bloom"
model, the bass register can really roar!
Zinner update - I still have a sufficient number of blanks to make the Virtuoso Bass mouthpiece for a few more months!
Buffet Clarinets For Sale
have a large batch of new R13's in silver and in nickel.
are looking for a great new R13 (or Festival), contact me.
These clarinets are all prepped and ready to go. Give me a call - 847-266-8644!
accept VISA, MasterCard, and Discover credit card payments
over the phone. Call 847-266-8644
order. You can also pay for mouthpieces and barrels using
the easy shopping cart software linked to each descriptive