Top Ten Trumpet Mouthpieces

These are our top ten models that have proven the best choices for most players and playing situations. Ordered from smallest to largest diameter.




63ES - Similar to Schilke 6A4A - Our most popular small diameter lead mouthpiece.
Highlights:
* Similar in diameter and cup depth to a Schilke 6A4A.
* ES cup provides maximum brilliance, projection, and slotting in extreme upper register playing.
* Provides better range and endurance than a 6A4A with much better flexibility.
* Greatly improved sound in the mid to low register compared a conventional mouthpiece of this size and depth.



65S - Similar to Monette B6LS, Warburton 5S. 
Highlights:
* Excellent choice for someone looking for a lead mouthpiece to complement a Bach 1-1/2C, Bach 3C, or similar “legit” mouthpiece.
* S (Shallow) cup, similar to a Schilke or Yamaha 14A4A, Warburton SV, Reeves S, Bach 3D, or GR S cup.
* Excellent projection, slightly less support in upper register than the ES cup.
* Less prone to bottoming out than the ES cup.
* Works well for piccolo trumpet when a brighter sound with more projection is desired.
* Surprisingly good low register for a shallow lead mouthpiece.



65M - Similar to Bach 7E, Monette B6, Warburton 65M - Great choice for pit and pops, concert band, and jazz soloing.
Highlights:
* One size smaller and slightly shallower than the Bach 3C.
* Versatile medium cup for jazz, concert band, pit, and pops, marching when a lead mouthpiece not needed.
* Works well for piccolo trumpet.
* Good balance between upper register support and solid low register.



65MV - Similar to scaled down version of Bach 3C, Bach 7E - Great choice for pit and pops, concert band, and jazz soloing.
Highlights:
* One size smaller than the Bach 3C.
* Similar in depth to Bach 3C cup.
* Medium cup with a modified V shape at bottom of cup leading into throat, providing a slightly darker sound than the 65M.
* Works well for piccolo trumpet.
* Good orchestral mouthpiece for someone who wants a smaller diameter and a little more projection, or who has a naturally dark sound.



65MDV - Similar to Bach 7C, Warburton 5MD - Suitable for a wide variety of playing situations, including orchestra, concert band, jazz soloing (not lead) and chamber quintet.
Highlights:
* Slightly smaller diameter than Bach 5C with similar cup.
* Provides a rich sound and smooth transition between notes.
* Suitable for a wide variety of playing situations, including orchestra, concert band, jazz soloing (not lead) and chamber quintet.



66ES - Similar to Bach 3E - Excellent choice for an extra shallow lead mouthpiece to complement a Bach 1-1/2C, 3C, or similar “legit” mouthpiece.
Highlights:
* Slightly smaller than a Schilke 14A4A, with a shallower cup similar in depth to a Schilke 13A4A
* ES cup provides maximum brilliance, projection, and slotting in extreme upper register playing
* Surprisingly good low register for an extra shallow lead mouthpiece



Chuck Findley 66S - Similar to Schilke 14A4A, Bach 3D, Monette B4L - Excellent choice for a lead mouthpiece to complement a Bach 1-1/2C, Bach 3C, or similar “legit” mouthpiece.
Highlights:
* S cup similar to a Schilke 14A4A cup
* Excellent projection, slightly less support in upper register than the ES cup
* Less prone to bottoming out than the ES cup
* Excellent for lead when a solid mid to low register is also desired.
* Works well for piccolo trumpet when a brighter sound with more projection is desired.
* Surprisingly good low register for an extra shallow lead mouthpiece.



Chuck Findley 66MV - Similar to Bach 3C, Monette B4S, Schilke 14B - Great for Pit and Pops.
Highlights:
* 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.



66MDV - Similar to Bach 5C. Excellent for orchestral trumpet players who want a slightly scaled down and more efficient version of a Bach 1-1/2C.
Highlights:
* Best match to the Bach 5C and similar mouthpieces with a .660 ID and medium deep cup
* Deeper than a Bach 3C or Wedge 66MV, producing a darker sound more suitable for orchestral playing
* Excellent balance between the registers and the ability to produce a dark orchestral tone or enough projection to lead a section as required
* Provides a rich sound and smooth transition between notes



67MDV - Similar to Bach 1-1/2C, Schilke 16, Monette B2, and similar mouthpieces with a .670 ID and medium deep cup.
Highlights:
* 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.



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