Top 10 Mouthpiece! - Similar to Bach 1-1/2C, Schilke 16, Monette B2, and similar mouthpieces with a .670 ID and medium deep cup
- Provides a rich sound and smooth transition between notes
- Excellent balance between the registers
- Ability to produce a dark orchestral tone or enough projection to lead a section as required
- Inner Diameter: .670 inches measured .04 inches into the cup
- Outer Diameter: 1.124 inches
- Cup Depth: MDV (Medium Deep V) cup (similar to a Bach 1 1/2 C or 5C, Warburton MD, regular Schilke, or Yamaha C cup) but with a slightly more V shaped transition into the throat
- Produces a large, dark orchestral sound, which is a little darker than the MD cup
- Backbore: Best used on an ML (Medium-Large) backbore which can be purchased here
Material: Trumpet tops can be made in either Delrin or Acrylic plastic. Here is a comparison of their characteristics:
- Feels softer on the chops because it has more give than metal. This is a great advantage for players with braces.
- Not as slippery as silver, giving more grip.
- Added grip makes Delrin mouthpieces feel smaller than their metal counterparts with the same size designation.
- Not as smooth as metal, so some players may feel slight chop irritation for the first day or two while they adjust.
- More comfortable to play in cold weather because they feel warm on the chops.
- Plastic mouthpieces are more responsive than brass, making soft entries more secure.
- Articulation less crisp with less point at the front of the note compared to brass.
- Darker sound than brass.
- Less core in the sound compared to brass.
- Sounds darker than brass mouthpiece when used with brass or stainless steel backbore.
- Feels softer than brass but less soft and Delrin on the chops.
- Less slippery than metal but more slippery than Delrin.
- Grip intermediate between Delrin and silver.
- Feel slightly smaller than the metal counterparts.
- Smoother than Delrin, very similar to silver.
- Comfortable to play in cold weather.
- Responsive to soft articulation.
- Articulation is clearer than Delrin, very similar to metal.
- Sound is slightly darker than brass and brighter than Delrin.
- More core in the sound than Delrin, but not as much core as metal.
- Sounds very similar to brass when used with brass or stainless steel backbore.