Mouthpiece

Mouthpiece

Chedeville mouthpieces are made from proprietary rod rubber stock that has better acoustic properties than the rubber formulation necessary to make molded mouthpieces (which are all the present mouthpieces available). In the molding process, high heat and pressure are used to vulcanize the latex and sulfur. While in the cooling process there are distortions of the thinner versus the thicker parts of the mouthpiece due to differential cooling. Rod rubber, using the classic techniques used by the original Chedeville factory, is more homogenous and better vulcanized than molded rubber.  When machined into a mouthpiece it has exact proportions of the classic Chedeville mouthpieces.

Each new Chedeville mouthpiece is precisely machined by Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) lathes and milling machines to thousands of a millimeter tolerance. Designs are taken from models of the best old Chedeville mouthpieces and then carefully hand finished and play tested to be certain that each mouthpiece will bring excellence to the player.

Chedeville mouthpieces, like their noble ancestors, have the same ringing tone, brilliance of sound color, and focused core with luscious warmth to the tone. They are also reed friendly meaning that an experienced player can find many reeds in a box that will play well on the mouthpiece.

Chedeville Prime student mouthpieceThe Chedeville Prime mouthpiece is CNC machined from molded rod rubber to specifications suggested and tested over time by excellent clarinet teachers and college professors. Each mouthpiece is hand finished and tested to be sure that it meets the rigorous standards of all Chedeville mouthpieces.  The Chedeville Prime mouthpiece is reed friendly and designed to be played with Vandoren V-12 #3 to #3 ½ reeds for best performance. Chedeville Prime is a quantum step above other plastic student mouthpieces and will carry the progressing clarinetist from beginner though college. Every player should strive to obtain the best equipment possible at an affordable price point to allow them to develop at their own fastest pace. The Chedeville Primemouthpiece speaks easily with a warm ringing tone characteristic of the finest professional mouthpieces. It is a true Chedeville classic.

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