Top 10 Mouthpiece! - Similar to Bach 3C, Monette B4S, Schilke 14B - Great for Pit and Pops
- Similar in diameter to a Bach 3C (just very slightly smaller).
- Medium cup with a modified V shape at bottom of cup leading into throat, similar to a Bach 3C
- Good orchestral mouthpiece for someone who wants a little more projection, or who has a naturally dark sound
- Great choice for pit and pops, concert band, and jazz soloing where a bright lead sound is not needed
- Inner Diameter: .660 inches measured .04 inches into the cup
- Outer Diameter: 1.114 inches
- Cup Depth: MV (Medium V) cup (similar to a Bach 3C)
- Also similar to the Bach 7E, Schilke or Yamaha B, GR M, Curry M, and Warburton M cup, but has a slightly more V shaped transition into the throat, which darkens the sound slightly
- Excellent all round mouthpiece with very versatile sound suitable for concert band, marching band, and jazz or big band
- M cup can also be made to blend in a chamber group or orchestral setting, especially when used with a heavyweight backbore to darken the sound
- Also a mouthpiece for Piccolo trumpet if medium cup is desired
- Backbore: Best used on an M (Medium) 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.