A fantastic alternative to the discontinued BG mouthpieces
In late 2018, the Zinner factory, which manufactured the blanks for the BG B1 and B2 mouthpieces, closed. As a result, BG finished production on their B1 and B2 clarinet mouthpieces.
For some time, we have been looking for an alternative, and together with Mark Walton, one of Australia’s most respected clarinet and saxophone educators, we have found a fantastic alternative. We will now be recommending the Chedeville SAV clarinet mouthpieces as alternatives to the BG B1 and B2. As an alternative to the B1, we recommend tip opening #2, whereas for the B2, we’d recommend tip opening #1.
Manufactured in the USA by the same people who make the very famous and extremely popular Jody Jazz saxophone and clarinet mouthpieces, these are more than worthy alternative to the much loved BGs.
You can find them here: Chedeville SAV Clarinet Mouthpiece (Different Tip Openings)
You are welcome to try them out in store to experience their quality and response first-hand.
Here is the old information about the BG B2 mouthpiece, so you can compare it to the Chedeville.
The BG Bb Clarinet Medium Open Mouthpiece is the first in the B range from BG Franck Bichon. BG Bb clarinet mouthpieces are hand crafted by Zinner and enable players to produce warm, rounded tones with excellent projection throughout the range of the instrument.
With an opening of 1.08mm, the B1 is designed for use in larger performance spaces or ensembles where a broader, more projecting sound is needed to meet the requirements of the situation.
BG mouthpieces are supplied with a BG Mouthpiece Pouch and BG Reed Performers.
- Material: hard rubber
- Use: orchestral playing, large rooms
- Tip opening: 1.08 mm
- Facing length: 18 mm
- Easy to play
- The Musical Alternative to other mouthpieces
- Warm and focused tone
- Superior projection
- Even response throughout the range
- Very flexible
- Superior dynamic control
- Handcrafted (hand made) by Zinner, designed by Serge Bichon
- Pre tested individually
- Includes a free mouthpiece pouch free reed perfomers
BG Franck Bichon is based in France and is a world leader in the production of quality accessories for woodwind and brass instruments including mouthpieces, ligatures, instrument straps and cleaning materials amongst other products. All items are triple checked to ensure high levels of quality.