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
(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.