The classic clarinet mouthpiece has finally been updated! The GAIA clarinet shows the innovation we've come to expect from the eminent world expert of mouthpiece design, Theo Wanne. Tim Price says:
"With total confidence I can say Theo has created the best clarinet mouthpiece in history! This mouthpiece has dimensions of sound that brings out and crystallizes every aspect of the clarinet. Many people who have not enjoyed the clarinet before....will now love the instrument! With this mouthpiece the clarinet has been re-birthed to a new level!"
The GAIA design is based on the great vintage mouthpieces by Frank Kaspar, Henry Chedeville, and Kal Opperman. Yet Theo took his decades of mouthpiece design knowledge to maximize the airflow of these designs to create a freedom of play and breadth of tone so big only a Bass Clarinet could compare. Because it maintains the fundamental beauty of the classic clarinet mouthpiece it is appropriate for all types of music from classical to jazz.
Theo Wanne™ clarinet mouthpieces are manufactured to the same legendary standards as the rest of the Theo Wanne™ saxophone mouthpiece line. They use the world's most advanced manufacturing, CAD designs, and full five-axis machining, and every mouthpiece is made from a solid bar of the highest quality hard rubber right in his factory in Bellingham, USA.
- Nickel Plated Enlightened Ligature
- Alive Gold Pressure Plate (On the Enlightened Ligature)
- Solid Copper Pressure Plate
- Theo Wanne™ Screwdriver (To Change Pressure Plates)
- Reed-Replacer Cap
- Real Leather Pouch!
More Testimonials and Reviews:
"The GAIA clarinet mouthpiece is totally awesome! What an even, open and full sounding mouthpiece! It makes the clarinet sparkle from the bottom to the very top of the instrument." - George Young (John Lennon, Mick Jagger, Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Sinatra, Madonna)
"The [GAIA clarinet mouthpiece] is superb! It has a very big sound, but with lots of rich, husky overtones, while being free-blowing at the same time! It seems very reed-friendly. It will be very useful for the jazz clarinetist who needs to cut through a big band or over a small ensemble rhythm section." - Rick Kessel publisher for SBO, MMR, JAZZed, Choral Director
"The GAIA Clarinet is stunning. It came, I played, we conquered...You guys have changed my musical existence." - Anthony N.
"I am completely bowled over by the Gaia clarinet mouthpiece. It is something special." - Dick Hamer