Right. From the beginning.
Finding the right mouthpiece for beginners is no easy task, which is why we developed the Protégé Mouthpiece. Moulded from a proprietary synthetic and faced with an optimal tip opening designed to support beginning students, the Protégé represents a trifecta of value, affordability, and playability. Protégé Mouthpieces come standard with all Backun Alpha and Beta Clarinets, and are now also available as a standalone product.
Specs: Tip opening of 1.00 mm with a medium facing.
Good value, works great, prompt delivery
Very good Mouthpiece
The mouthpiece proved to be very responsive immediately using a Mitchel Laurie 2.5 reed for both Bb and A clarinets. I also have tried it with my C clarinet with similar success . I would say this is a great mouthpiece for both students and experienced players.
I bought the Alpha mouthpiece and care kit hoping to improve upon the very poor performance of an e-bay clarinet that cost $90.00 and had been sitting in a corner un-played for 8 years. The result was astonishingly good and I am on my way to gaining some skill with the instrument. When I am ready for a better horn I will be looking at a Backun model. The improvement with my new mouthpiece was quick and effortless.