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My first Spiritual Blog in a loooooong time;)

April 18, 2013

This is my first spiritually minded blog in a long time.   This is because my life has gotten very practical, as I have needed to get my wits about me while running a business.

The beauty of being a businessman is the need to be extremely real.  There can be no illusions, fantasy, or ‘fudging’ of the facts.  Everything must be seen as it is.   Only then can appropriate action be made.   For this reason my spirituality has become extremely practical.   And my mission has become very clear.

Part one of my mission is to create musical instruments that promote a sense of freedom to the musician.  This is in the hopes that said musician will experience inner bliss and expressiveness in themselves more, and the listener will be transported to that place while listening.   The second part of my mission is to make money.  Only by being profitable can I continue the first part of my mission.

Biz Man

In the start of my journey as a manufacturer my focus was on part one of my mission.   But soon I realized how temporary that part of my mission would be if I went out of business.  This required me to take responsibility for aspects of the business I never dreamed possible for myself.  But as I took greater and greater responsibility I discovered greater and greater power.  I discovered abilities within myself I never thought possible before.

I also discovered that to be responsible I needed to make good decisions.   To make good decisions requires ‘clarity mind’.  Clarity mind is a sense of clarity of observation looking past ones opinions and feelings to see things simply as they are.  This means overcoming defensiveness, anger, righteousness, desire, and expectations. Meditation has become invaluable to me in this regard.  In the silence and emptiness, clarity and clear sight are found.   In that clarity are the correct answers!

When acting from clarity and responsibility I have found a divine power and flow that is magical.   This is allowing me to design products better and run a business better.   I am still learning, but this process is obvious to me now.


Practically speaking a new mouthpiece design that might have taken me a week to create might only take an hour now.  With ‘clarity mind’ the knowledge of what to do next is just there.

It is fascinating to me how I don’t talk spiritually much anymore.  I think this is because all my spiritual tools are being used to create tangible physical results in life now.    So they do not seem ‘spiritual’ or in any way separate from other tools, such as milling machines, or the Internet.   Spiritual tools are simply a different type of tools that gets real results if used properly.


Blessings, Theo


I’m very excited about our GAIA Jazz clarinet mouthpieces!

August 22, 2012
Hi Everyone, 
I noticed we were totally sold out of our GAIA Jazz Clarinet mouthpieces for almost a week, but the team managed to get them back on the machine and we now have plenty in stock (sorry if you had to wait a few days, they’re shipping now!). 
Not enough has been said about how truly innovative these pieces are: there hasn’t been this significant a change in clarinet mouthpieces in decades. Our GAIA Jazz Clarinet offers unrivaled chamber design, providing huge tone and more volume than any other clarinet mouthpiece available. And it doesn’t sacrifice intonation to do it. The baffle, floor, and window work together to give the player an even, thick, warm tone that won’t thin-out even in the upper register.
GAIA Jazz Clarinet Mouthpiece
It’s a remarkable mouthpiece and a powerful addition to anyone’s clarinet sound, and it’s something only possible with the five-axis machining technology we’re using for our inspired pieces.

A look back at our Enlightened Ligature

August 1, 2012

I just found the very first prototype of the Enlightened Ligature. The concept was for minimal contact with the body of the mouthpiece. So I used Jade and Solid Brass balls.

Theo Wanne Enlightened Ligature Prototype


 Our current Enlightened Ligature is the result of tests like this one. All to create the best ligature ever!

Theo Wanne Enlightened Ligature