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Clark Fobes Mouthpieces

Discussion in 'Mouthpieces' started by Ed, Jan 31, 2008.

  1. Ed

    Ed Founder Staff Member Administrator

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  2. bobsax

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    Regarding the contrabass debut inexpensive plastic model mouthpiece;
    I've tried a bunch and it was not that good. Similar to the stock Vito or Leblanc mp's that come with the student model contras.
     
  3. Nikolas

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    Anybody ever use the Clark Fobes 6L Jazz....? I would like to try and some feedback would help.... Thanks in advance - Nikolas
     
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    Sorry I have not tried the Fobes
    I met Clark recently. He's a fine player and technician.
    I would also be interested in the jazz model.
    Is it a big opening?
    I play the Vandoren 5JB.
    I want to sound like Anat Cohen.
    Anybody know what she uses?
     
  5. Nikolas

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    ​tip opening is 1.20 mm
     
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    To respond to bobsax, Clark Fobes doesn't focus on his low level inexpensive mouthpieces. I mean, he GIVES his low level pieces away. But if you've got the cash, his higher level mouthpieces are some of the best out there. My Eb, Bb/A, and Bass Clarinet mouthpieces are all his. I also use his Eb extension to help the sound and intonation. He's great, and so are his products. He is also a dealer of some pretty great equipement like the reedgeek, and reeds in general. I thank the universe for Clark Fobes.
     
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    Agreed
    I went to his house and played his top contrabass mp and compared it to my Grabner.
    I couldn't really tell any difference between them. Both are great.
     
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