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GAIA 4 Clarinet Mouthpiece

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$525.00

Description

A big leap forward in clarinet design, the GAIA 4 achieves a fullness we always wished the clarinet could have!   The GAIA 4 clarinet shows an innovation long overdue for the clarinet.

“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!” – Tim Price (Aretha Franklin, Bob Weir, Lynyrd Skynyrd)

Though initially based on the great vintage mouthpieces by Frank Kaspar, Henry Chedeville, and Kal Opperman, Theo  took his decades of mouthpiece design knowledge to maximize the airflow of these designs to create a clarinet mouthpiece unique in the world.    It takes air, and fills the instrument unlike anything every made before.    This is truly a leap in clarinet mouthpiece design, and has a breadth of tone so big only a
Bass Clarinet could compare.

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.

SOUND 

  • Classic clean, full and rich clarinet sound, but with a fullness and robust nature never before heard on a clarinet mouthpiece.
  • Revolutionary in marrying the benefits of vintage design and modern construction.

DESIGN

  • Revolutionary design with a shallow roll-over baffle and unique chamber expanding on the design of the classics.
  • Crafted to the highest accuracy in the history of saxophone mouthpieces.
  • Designed by Theo Wanne, the foremost expert on the design and manufacturing of vintage and new mouthpieces.

DETAILS

  • Case: Beautiful Leatherette Case! Like the case?  See our other mouthpiece and reed cases here!
  • Finish: Reticulated finish with aqua highlights on globe logo.
  • Serial Number: Includes specific serial number showing care given to your mouthpiece.
  • Premium Hard Rubber:  The Hard Rubber GAIA uses the finest vintage style hard rubber on the planet!
  • Ligatures: Comes with our Elements Two-Screw Ligature.   The alto size Enlightened Ligature also fits this mouthpiece, and may be purchased separately, along with our our premium pressure plates, to truly individualize your sound!
  • Cap: Reed Replacer Cap. The most secure cap in the world.
  • Bite Pad: Our user replaceable bite pads, allow you to peel and stick on new bite pads. Try our varying hardness bite pads to personalize the feel.

“The GAIA Clarinet mouthpiece is incredible, so free blowing and accurate I forget I’m playing a Clarinet!!!” – Jamie Michael Harris (Michael Jackson, Mo Pleasure, Earth Wind and Fire, Bette Midler)

“I have no words to say how grateful I am, you have changed my life!  The GAIA clarinet is everything I expected.  Now I play with a lot of freedom, and my sound is very powerful and flexible, thank you very much!!!!!!!!!!!” – Joaquin Martinez (Latin Grammy Winner)

Many moon ago, I discovered a great clarinet mouthpiece maker named Frank Wells when I was on the road with Lou Rawls. I used to think that his clarinet mouthpieces were all I ever needed. That is until I met Theo Wanne. He has produced what I believe to be the best sounding clarinet mouthpiece in existence today. The sound and versatility of this wonderful mouthpiece is beyond belief. Wow! What a sound! The intonation is spot on and it is the easiest and most comfortable to play. This Gaia clarinet mouthpiece is truly a joy to play. I am a proud endorser of Theo Wanne mouthpieces , and am in no way paid to say this. You really owe it to yourself to play the Gaia!” – Jim Haag (Diana Ross, Lou Rawls, Tommy Dorsey)

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)

“I LOVE playing the Gaia clarinet mouthpiece. It’s simply amazing!” – Louis Van Taylor (Kool and the Gang, Ray Charles)

“I never knew how hard I was working until I tried the Gaia clarinet mouthpiece.  It is so easy to play, gives me the sound I want and is so open and clear.  It has improved my tone so much.  It is incredibly easy to hit both high and low notes.  If you haven’t tried it, you should.  You’ll be sold just like me.  It is by far the best mouthpiece I’ve ever played.  I feel more confident now and may even attempt to transcribe the solos of Eddie Daniels 🙂  Theo Wanne products have an exceptional reputation to which I can now attest.  The Gaia clarinet mouthpiece is definitely my woodwind soul mate :)” – Tracy Vignati (The Vignatis)

“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!” – Tim Price (Aretha Franklin, Bob Weir, Lynyrd Skynyrd)

“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.

“The mouthpiece is wonderful in all areas. It speaks beautifully in all registers, the tone is rich at any volume and the sound is huge . The style I play requires lots of long glissando,  slurs and quarter tones . Anything I want to play is right there at any tempo. On introspective melodies the tone sings. On more extroverted tunes , the tone becomes electric.  I feel it has enhanced my expressiveness and creativity .” – Andy Statman

“The mouthpieces favolosi! Sono una bomba.” – Nedo Cari

“I am completely bowled over by the Gaia clarinet mouthpiece. It is something special.” – Dick Hamer

SBO Magazine Review of the GAIA Clarinet – Rick Kessel, publisher for SBO, MMR, JAZZed, Choral Director

“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.  The enlightened ligature is also a terrific! It seems to help control the sound, but still allows the mouthpiece to vibrate without choking it off. ”

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