Hite Bb Clarinet Mouthpiece

Our "D" model mouthpiece is the original (ca. 1980) HITE interior design which is closely aligned with the traditional classic orchestral facing. The mouthpiece balances well with a Vandoren No. 4 or Vandoren V-12 No. 3-1/2 reed (or comparable). Compared to the "M41" model which has the identical facing, the "D" internal dimensions tend to produce a darker, rounder tonal character.

The "J" model mouthpiece is the best choice for players who prefer a somewhat softer Vandoren No. 3 type reed and are more comfortable with greater amplitude of reed vibration at the tip. This model may prove to be more comfortable for higher elevation locales and is usually the model preferred by saxophonists who are doubling on clarinet.

The core design for the "M" model mouthpiece was developed in response to orchestral players who want a livelier sound for projection and resonance in large concert halls. The altissimo (third register) is extremely stable, full-bodied and accessible. The bore and channel contours tend toward a leaner, more centered sound when compared to the "D" model which has the same facing measurements.

The "H" model is new to the J&D HITE line as of March 2000. Using newly designed chamber and bore dimensions, the extra facing length on the "H" model functions well with thicker cut reeds made of less dense cane such as the Vandoren V-12's. The interior design and facing length can add extra depth to the sound, especially for more advanced experienced players.

Similar comparisons to this model are possibly the Selmer range, Charles Bay, Morgan and Lomax Symphonie.


£85.00 including VAT