A tone comes from within yourself, from your heart. It is actually quite simple: if you cannot produce a beautiful tone with your mouthpiece attached to something as basic as a garden hose, then it is unlikely the finest materials will help you either. If you work at your long tones over and over again and keep listening with your heart and soul you will be repaid with beautiful tone. Equipment helps but ultimately it comes down to you as a musician to make a wonderful warm tone.” 
—  From Harry Sparnaay’s The Bass Clarinet: A Personal History