Welcome to the Roger Bobo’s Volare Website
presented by Bass Clef Planning, Japan.

Our online-shop has been working to start on May.
But we have to stop it now.
Firstly our initial production lot ( New Volare) had sold out very quickly at music shops in Japan not to supply any model online with enough inventory.
Additionally COVID-19 pandemic worldwide, it has caused the worst situation to international delivery system/syndicate almost all country.
Thank you for understanding, and we hope to open online-shop as soon as possible.

We wish you all staying safe and going back to good life as usual.

If you are interested to make contact with us to dealing Volare mouthpiece,
please click “Contact Us” above.

What is “Volare”?

This project was founded in Japan by legendary tuba virtuoso Roger Bobo. All concepts and ideas are based on his innovation. What we are most excited about is the very first Volare Mouthpiece, BT-01F, idea by the Maestro himself. The craftsmen behind this work are not the typical instrument makers. They produce many other items by hand using the traditional spirit of Japanese craftsmen. Maestro Bobo has also collaborated with many of the world’s top professional tubists and greatly values their influence and feedback.
Now, Volare is not only for the tuba products. We also have developed and are making products for other low brass instruments! When Maestro tried one of our first mouthpiece designs, he shouted, “Volare!” Volare is an Italian word which means “To Take Flight!”

Greetings from Roger Bobo and six points of Volare development.

final confirmation of the "Neo"Volare Project

Volare Mouthpieces are not only made based on the ideas of players’ alone. They are developed with teamwork by Japanese special craftsmen. Every player must experience for themselves just how different these mouthpieces are. A newly born new standard “Volare-Type” has just arrived in the universe!

Japan still has many special craftsmen who emphasize fine details and working by hand.
This work ethic is based on intuition combined with years of experience. Our mouthpieces are made by such craftsmen in conjunction with Maestro and other professional players’ ideas.
Maestro’s request was very simple and encompassed three categories. These are: Great Resonance, Evenness of Sound and a Rich Tone in all registers. In line with this concept, we never compromise and put immense effort into each mouthpiece we make. We respect and often improve upon several types of mouthpieces from past makers (eg. Helleberg-Type, Geib-Type, etc.) and also research the differences between U-Cup and V-Cup. Our mouthpieces are produced and sold while maintaining thorough quality with each product,and this brings all players joy, inspiration and helps them achieve the expression they desire. Now, the newly-born new standard “Volare-Type” has officially arrived in the universe!

Bobo Photo

Development of Volare

3D MEASURING
3D MEASURING
SELECTED MATERIAL
SELECTED MATERIAL
EMBOUCHURE
EMBOUCHURE
Volare輪郭
CRAFTSMAN
CRAFTSMAN
Dynamic Elasticity
Dynamic Elasticity
Production Control
Production Control

This new Volare model differs slightly from our first production.

At the adamant request of the Maestro, in order to maintain the prototype according to its design and to minimize polishing, we are manufacturing by two processes before applying the 24K gold plating.
This also increases plating strength. As a result, there may be hairlines or uneven plating, but it is necessary to keep the original shape of the prototype.

This will cause no hindrance to performance.

Line Up

BT(Bass Tuba) Series

Product code

Best choice for modern solo/orchestral playing. Best seller!

Improvement model

BT-01F

Round rim version from BT-01F.

New design model

BT-01R

CBT(Contra Bass Tuba) Series

Product code

Our Standard Type Mouthpiece.

New design model

CBT-01

Large size German style mouthpiece.

New design model

CBT-GH8

Thicker throat pipe from CBT-GH8. For advanced player.

New design model

CBT-03

Euphonium Series

In production

New design model

CBT-01

In production

New design model

CBT-GH8

Bass trombone Series

In production

New design model

CBT-01

In production

New design model

CBT-GH8

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