Making BEHN Proprietary Rod Rubber

The Making of
BEHN Proprietary

Rod Rubber

Click through the slide show to see the process.

Natural rubber is mixed with sulfur and other ingredients to produce a doughy like compound. This material is rolled into rod shaped links and then placed into our mold. The mold is placed into a press where heat and pressure are applied for a long cure cycle. The resulting rods are then CNC-machined into mouthpieces.

Behn™ Proprietary Rod Rubber is used in all EPIC™ clarinet mouthpieces. To learn about the inspiration behind this unique rubber formulation, please read "The 'EPIC' Story: Bringing 1920s 'Golden Era' Henri Chedeville Mouthpieces Back!"

To learn about our manufacturing process, please visit our Manufacturing page.

BEHN™ Rod Rubber II


BEHN™ Rubber II is our latest creation. It blends the purest compound, designed for optimum resonance, with modern manufacturing techniques. The result is a sweet and warm sound with the improved response and resonance that BEHN™ is famous for. We believe this is the best sounding modern rubber option available. BEHN™ Rubber II is used in our EVO™ barrels and bells as well as all SONO™ mouthpieces.

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