So…what’s on your barrel?

2018, exciting new model

  • New FMK model
  • Completely custom designed
  • German hard rod rubber
  • CNC made
  • Hand finished
  • Ring, Warmth, Depth of Tone, Effortless, Quick Response, Clear sound  PPP-FFF
  • Close or Medium close tip openings
  • $449

(The FMK is named in honor of my most influential teachers, Bob Fitzer, Eddie Marks, Frank Kowalsky)

For over 30 years I have refaced mouthpieces to help students and professionals refine the playing qualities of mouthpieces they owned. In 1999 I expanded into making a line of custom mouthpieces all based on the designs and playing qualities of the old Kaspars. I make a full line of mouthpieces, professional Eb, Bb, Bass clarinet, an advanced student mouthpiece and a custom plastic beginner mouthpiece.

My goal is a mouthpiece which has a balance of warmth, center and always a singing quality in the tone. The blanks are highly customized and are hand lapped to have flat tables. The mouthpieces require minimal blowing and lip resistance, and have a beautiful smooth tone. The traditional facing curves allow the mouthpieces to feel very natural to the embouchure and air stream.
David McClune