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Trombone Mouthpieces

FergusonScott Laskey - Josef Klier Contrabass - Denis Wick  - Bach

Faxx - Schilke - Stork - Yamaha Doug Yeo - Pouches
 

Ferguson Mouthpieces


These historic trombone mouthpieces are made for us in Los Angeles by Zig Kanstul's machinist, James New. His CNC lathe work is beautiful and very accurate. The first offering, the Jeff Reynolds, has been highly successful, and is now used by players all over the world. It is one of our top selling mouthpieces. Each mouthpiece in this line has a different outer shape and outer rim diameter for comfort and efficiency. These rims are rounder on the inner edge than most other brands, so the cup may feel wider than the dimensions indicate. It may be best to just try them out. If you seek vintage designs with space age machining and quality control, this is the place to look.

Thank you for your patience and your interest in Ferguson mouthpieces. After some hiatus we have most sizes back in stock.  About gold plating...For many years we've charged only our cost on gold plating. That cost went from $60 to $120 to $85 to $220 (no thank you) and has now settled at $106 per mouthpiece for the moment. We apologize for the increased cost; it's a sign of the times. We offer high quality gold plating by Boyles-Snyder in Los Angeles, which is about a 2 mil coating for durability and a captivating color.

 

Model Description Price
11 Tenor Trombone


This is not your father's 11C. Small tenor trombone mouthpiece, based on a Minick 11C with a brand new Minick style outer shape design. Featuring a rounder rim for comfort and unique blank, this mouthpiece is for players looking for a big clear sound with precise articulations, the ultimate 11C. This mouthpiece is also excellent on the alto trombone and the bass trumpet, cup diameter 25.0 mm

 
Silver plate $120

Gold plate $226

1 Tenor Trombone


Symphonic tenor trombone mouthpiece, large shank, sized between a 5G and 5GS, rounder rim for comfort, larger blank, for players wanting a compact symphonic sound in a medium cup diameter, based on a Minick 1 Tenor Mouthpiece, cup diameter 25.5 mm
Silver plate $120

Gold plate $226

1S Tenor Trombone

 


Same as our Model 1, but a small tenor trombone shank for you Bach 36 players. Also works well on the new small shank Conn 88H slide. Medium large tenor trombone mouthpiece, sized between a 5G and 5GS, rounder rim for comfort, larger blank, for players wanting a compact symphonic sound in a medium cup diameter, based on a Minick 1 Tenor Mouthpiece, cup diameter 25.5 mm
Silver plate $120

Gold plate $226

2 Tenor Trombone

This is a completely new design, which is a mix of our favorite boutique 5G, a rounder more comfortable Minick style rim, and a smartly weighted outer shape. Deeper than the Model 1, with a similar rim width and heavier outer shape.  Compare to a decently large feeling B5G.  Our final design was chosen and is now played by Alex Iles, principal trombonist of the Long Beach Symphony all around LA studio cat.

 

Silver plate $120

Gold plate $226

V Bass Trombone


Bass trombone mouthpiece in a New York 1.5G size, V shaped cup, for players wanting a smaller, most efficient bass trombone mouthpiece but with a wide comfortable rim, based on my Minick V, cup diameter 27.4 mm
Silver plate $120

Gold plate $226

L Bass Trombone

 


Based on the classic Minick L size bass trombone mouthpiece made around 1993-1994, as used by players such as Bill Reichenbach and Phil Teele. This is a large 1 1/4G sized mouthpiece with a heavier blank and a wide comfortable rim. Phil played all the old Minick L's we had between the two of us and picked the best one. This is it, 216 g, cup diameter
28.1 mm
Silver plate $120

Gold plate $226

JR Bass Trombone


This is a replica of the mouthpiece used by Jeff Reynolds, bass trombonist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Larry Minick made the original, a one-off, on the request of Jeff. This mouthpiece is slightly wider than the famed Minick L, with similar dimensions elsewhere. It is sized between a Bach 1G and 1 1/4G, or between a Schilke 59 and 60. The blank is much larger than standard Bach style mouthpieces, allowing both a focused sound and a wide comfortable rim. The backbore is .290". Available in silver plate. In stock. 192 g, cup diameter 28.5 mm
 
Silver plate $120

Gold plate $226

Read what other players are saying about the Jeff Reynolds mouthpiece

LS Bass Trombone


Based on the classic Minick LS size bass trombone mouthpiece, which is a larger almost Schilke 60 sized mouthpiece for players needing a big cup. .300" back bore is more efficient than others of this size, and the wide comfortable rim is easier on your face than thin rims on other large bass trombone mouthpieces. Slightly more V shaped cup than the Reynolds, larger throat, and slightly wider cup (about 0.5 mm wider) Heavier weight blank 216 g, cup diameter 29 mm
Silver plate $120

Gold plate $226

2A Contrabass Trombone


Based on the cup of our favorite German style contrabass trombone mouthpieces, with a heavier weight outer shape for less sizzle and more stability.  Features standard bass trombone shank to fit in these contras:  Haag, Kanstul, Rath, and maybe others.  This shank may be too small for other European contras such as Thein.  Cup diameter 30 mm (1.18"). deep cup, 8.4 mm (0.330") throat

 
Silver plate $140

Gold plate $246

Dealer prices are available on Ferguson mouthpieces.

 

Scott Laskey Trombone Mouthpieces


Scott Laskey is another premier mouthpiece maker whose wares we're glad to represent.  He was formerly the mouthpiece maker at Schilke, and for many years has been offering standard and custom models from his own shop in Lisle, Illinois.  His mouthpieces are beautifully finished, are very comfortable and have an easy response and resonance that makes them a popular option.  His trombone size numbers are the cup diameter in millimeters with the first digit dropped.  The suffix is the cup style.  So a 24.6 mm diameter would be a 46C.  Available in silver plate.
 


Small Shank Tenor Trombone $95
 

Size Description Cup Diameter (mm) Cup style Throat (inch) Compare To
46C Improved version of an 11C, for jazz and lead playing 24.60  C .234" 11C
48C Ideal choice for those looking for something between 11C and 7C 24.80  C .234" ?
50C Standard size for many players, excellent for alto trombone 25.00  C .234" 7C
54M Great for medium-large bore trombones 25.40 Medium .265" 6 1/2AL


Large Shank Tenor Trombone $95
 

Size Description Cup Diameter (mm) Cup style Throat (inch) Compare To
54M Moderate in size, big in sound 25.40 Medium .265" 6 1/2AL
57MD Similar to the 5G in size but has an improved sound 25.70 Medium deep .281" 5G
57D A 5G size with a deeper cup 25.70 Deep .281" ?
57E Very deep cup, also good for euphonium 25.70 Very deep ? 51D
59MD A 4G size with a cup that brings out the tenor quality sound 25.90 Medium deep .281" 4G
59D Same rim with deeper cup for the strong player 25.90 Deep .281" ?


Bass Trombone $95
 

Size Description Cup Diameter (mm) Cup style Throat (inch) Compare To
85MD Good for most section parts and ideal for solo bass trombone 28.5 Medium deep .295" 1 1/4G, 59
93D An improved version of the 60/1G design 29.3 Deep .312" 1G, 60
95D For those who find the 60 just a bit too small, otherwise similar characteristics 29.5 Deep .312" ?

 

Josef Klier Mouthpieces for Contrabass Trombone


Contrabass trombone players face a challenge to find a good mouthpiece.  These JK Exclusive Mouthpieces are made in Germany to exacting standards of thousandths of a millimeter on computerized CNC lathes. For contrabass trombone they are available in nine sizes, of which we stock seven (listed in bold in the chart below).  We order the 12.5 mm standard bass trombone shank version, which fits Haag, Kanstul, Rath, and other instruments.  Owners of other German contrabass trombones may need a larger 12.65 mm oversize shank, which is available by special order. These Kliers get a great volume of sound, excellent intonation, fast responsiveness and precise articulations. The consistency of the mouthpiece series and the precise grading within the series allows the trombonist to achieve any desired style.  By far the most popular size is the 2A.

Josef Klier Contrabass Trombone Mouthpieces $90

Below feature 12.5 mm shank for bass trombone receiver.
Oversize 12.65mm Euro XL shank in stock in size 2A, other sizes available by special order.
Bold = we stock it

Size Outside Diameter (mm) Inside Cup Diameter (mm) Cup Depth Bore (mm)
1A 43.50 31.00 Very deep 8.4
1B 43.50 31.00 Very deep 8.2
1C 43.50 31.00 Deep 8.0
2A 42.50 30.00 Very deep 8.4
2B 42.50 30.00 Very deep 8.2
2C 42.50 30.00 Deep 8.0
3A 41.50 29.00 Very deep 8.4
3B 41.50 29.00 Very deep 8.2
3C 41.50 29.00 Deep 8.0

 

Denis Wick Mouthpieces


Denis Wick, one of the finest trombonists from the UK for a generation, offers a complete line of smartly designed mouthpieces, at a very reasonable price. These aren't just a licensed product using Denis' name. He's involved in both their design and production. They are lightweight, perfectly finished, accurately made. This slightly flatter rim shape with a defined inner edge is very popular.  Denis Wick mouthpieces are $70 each in silver plate in all sizes. Part number DW5880.
   Steven Mead euphonium models are $80.

We now have in stock a new line of Denis Wick mouthpieces called the Heritage Series.  These have the same model numbers and inside dimensions as the current line, but they feature a new outer shape.  The shape goes back to the end of the 19th century, and features a thin rim profile, a 1mm wall thickness just under the rim, and extra weight at the bottom of the cup.  The weight of these mouthpieces is the same as the traditional shape, but distributed differently.  Samples were shown at the 2006 ITF in Birmingham, UK, and were a hit. Production Heritage mouthpieces have gold plate on the rim and inside the cup.  Heritage Series mouthpieces are $150.

Traditional               Heritage

We now have the entire line of Wick Heritage Trombone Mouthpieces in stock

DW3180, $155 each

That brings me to the first story.  Do you know where the outer shape on Denis Wick mouthpieces came from?  Three incidents combined to create that shape.  First, Renold Schilke once said that the outer shape of a mouthpiece was not important.  (We now know that's not true.  Perhaps he was leading others off the path?)  Then Mr. Wick's machinist thought that if he made a smaller outer mouthpiece shape, he would end up with more brass shavings leftover, which could be resold as scrap for a higher profit.  Lastly, these lighter mouthpieces worked very well in the old Besson trombones, which were considered to be a bit dull sounding.

Did you know that Mr. Wick introduced the Conn trombone sound to the UK?  After World War II, there was an embargo in the UK, to keep out foreign competition, in order to help the UK industries rebuild.  That embargo also included US-made musical instruments.  Never mind that Mr. Jeffrey Hawkes (of Boosey & Hawkes) was a member of the UK Board of Trade.  In 1951, the New York Philharmonic came to Edinburgh and played a concert using Conn trombones.  Mr. Wick wasn't able to obtain one for himself until 1958, when he traveled to Brussels for the World's Fair.  He ordered a Conn 8H trombone to be delivered to a Brussels music store, then bought it and smuggled it back into the UK wrapped in brown paper, where he paid a customs fee of $5.  Then when the London Symphony would travel to the US for a summer concert series in Florida, he would bring back a few Conn trombones for colleagues and students.  And that is why they play Conn trombones in the UK.

 

Denis Wick Small Shank Trombone Mouthpieces

$73

Size
Cup Depth
Cup Diameter (mm)
Bore(mm)
Rim Shape
Description
Comparison
4BS Deep 25.90 7.13 Medium-Wide For well developed embouchures that need a large cup on small bore trombones.  This is the small shank version of the 4BL, which was designed for the Bach 42 trombone. Bach 4, Schilke 52/53
5BS Medium-Deep 25.73 6.87 Medium-Wide Gives the medium bore trombone the qualities of large bore.  This is the small shank version of the 5BL, which was designed as a more efficient 5G, and was made for the Bach 42 trombone.  Medium deep cup. Similar to 4BS but narrower. Bach 5
6BS Medium-Deep 25.40 6.66 Medium-Wide All around best seller, good in all registers.  Based on the Ernest Clarke Large mouthpiece. Bach 6.5AL, Schilke 51
7CS Medium-Deep 25.40 6.24 Medium-Wide Super efficient, fantastic high range.  This was designed for the Bach bass trumpet, which was originally built around the 34B tooling, and for the 34B, which was an early version of the current Bach 36 trombone.  This piece really makes the 36 sing. Bach 6.5A, Schilke 47
9BS Medium 25.00 6.66 Medium-Wide Perfect mouthpiece for beginners.  This is a smaller version of the 6, designed with Clive Cox. Bach 6.5A, Schilke 47, DW is smaller with bigger sound
10CS Medium 25.00 6.24 Medium-Wide Jazz and alto trombone, even tone quality in all registers.  This was originally designed as a proper mouthpiece for the Yamaha 671 alto trombone.  For symphonic players liking a decently large alto mouthpiece, this works very well.  Tenor trombone players wanting something between a 7C and a 6.5AL may find solace with this one. Bach old 11C, Schilke M
12CS Medium 24.50 6.10 Medium-Wide Excellent jazz model, round rim contour.  Modeled after a "special" 1930's Bach 12C owned by Mitch Muller.  Also works well as an alto trombone mouthpiece. Bach 12C
 

Denis Wick Large Shank Trombone Mouthpieces

$73

Size
Cup Depth
Cup Diameter (mm)
Bore (mm)
Rim Shape
Description
Comparison
00AL

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New.  This is a new larger bass trombone mouthpiece based on a 1904 Hawkes tuba mouthpiece cup.  Mr. Wick saw the original bill of sale for the tuba, which was 17 pounds Sterling.

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0AL Deep 27.42 7.45 Narrow Super large for strong advanced players.  Original Wick design. Schilke 59, Bach 1.25
1AL Deep 27.11 7.45 Narrow Superb low register, dark rich tone, but good upper register and dynamic range.  Made for Dave Stewart of the London Trombone Quartet.  It's based on the Schilke 58, but with a better rim. Schilke 58
2AL Deep 27.00 7.24 Wide Wide rim and clear traditional bass sound.  Originally made for Ray Premru. Bach 1.5G, wide rim
2NAL Deep 27.00 7.40 Narrow Narrower rim with excellent flexibility and easy high and low registers.  Otherwise similar to the 2AL. Bach 1.5G
3AL Deep 26.40 7.38 Wide Wide rim and easy response for young bass trombonists, excellent for strong euphonium players.  This was originally designed as a larger version of the 4AL to work with the terrible Besson 555 trombone. none
4AL Deep 26.00 7.38 Wide This was the first Wick mouthpiece, and was designed for Mr. Wick's Conn 8H.  Vincent Bach had said that his 4G was the perfect mouthpiece for the 8H, so Denis Wick used a 4G on his horn for some time.  He then decided to create a more efficient version, which ended up being based on an old Salvation Army euphonium mouthpiece cup, a Bach screw rim from a set sent to him by Jay Friedman, and a shank adjusted by Giardinelli.  And the rest is history.  Decently wide cup diameter, deep cup none
4BL Med. Deep 25.90 7.13 Medium-Wide This mouthpiece is a medium deep version of the 4AL, and was designed to work well with the Bach 42 trombone.  It really got the Bach instruments to sing, thus ending the saying in the UK that the Bachs "were just terrible, like playing a bicycle frame".  Wider than a 5BL but otherwise similar. Bach 4
4 1/2AL Deep 25.85 7.24 Medium-Wide This is the perfected Bach 4G, but more efficient.  We find this to feel larger than a 4AL, and seems to have a slower response.  The 4AL is more popular - try it first. Bach 4G, DW has better high register
5AL Deep 25.73 7.30 Medium-Wide This was made as a fix for the Bach 5G, which was regarded as a bass trombone mouthpiece in the 1920's.  John Iveson and Clive Cox assisted in the design.  It's similar to a 4AL but narrower, with a deep cup.  Designed with the Conn 8H player in mind. Bach 5G
5ABL Medium 25.73 7.00 Medium-Wide Like 5AL with modified back bore, rich tone with improved high register.  This was designed for one of Mr. Wick's colleagues who was playing a Bach 42 trombone.  When the fellow asked what the "50" stamped on his slide meant, Denis and the others laughed and told him he'd received a Bach bass trombone slide with his horn.  The player had been doing just fine on it, but suddenly, after learning this, it became incredibly hard to play this horn.  In the meantime, this was an adjustment of the 5AL for a more open feeling horn. Bach 5GS
5BL Medium 25.73 6.87 Medium-Wide This is the medium deep cup version of the 5AL, and is designed to work well with the Bach 42 trombone. Bach 5, DW has better low register
6BL Medium-Deep 25.40 6.66 Medium-Wide All around best seller, good in all registers.  This is the large shank version of the 6AL, which is based on the Ernest Clarke Large mouthpiece. Bach 6.5AL. Schilke 51
9BL Medium-Deep 25.00 6.66 Medium-Wide Small but sonorous for very good high register.  This is a smaller version of the 6, made for Clive Cox in one day.  They started at 930am, and at 520pm, after trying numerous versions, he said, "This is the one". Bach 6.5AL, Schilke 47, DW is smaller, with bigger sound

 

Denis Wick Euphonium Mouthpieces

$75-80

Size
Cup Diameter (mm)
Bore (mm)
Shank
Description
4AM 26.00 7.38 Medium: Pre-1974 Besson/Boosey/Willson Classic euphonium mouthpiece, old fitting
4AY 26.00 7.38 Small As above
6BM 25.40 7.12 Medium: Pre-1974 Besson/Boosey/Willson Like 6BL with euphonium bore, based on the Ernest Clarke Large mouthpiece.
6BY 25.40 7.12 Small As above
SM2 27.00 7.40 Large All Steven Mead mouthpieces are $80  #DW588OE

The first range of mouthpieces designed by the international euphonium virtuoso, Steven Mead - manufactured for today's instruments, with design features which result in a tone, comfort and all-around performance which will delight all those who try them.

SM3 26.40 7.38 Large
SM3M 26.40 7.38 Medium
SM3.5 26.40 7.62 Large
SM4 26.00 7.38 Large
SM4M 26.00 7.38 Medium
SM5 25.73 7.30 Large

 

Bach Trombone Mouthpieces


These are the standard in the industry, with many sizes for a great price. New CNC made mouthpieces from Bach are more consistent than those of years past. We sell Bach mouthpieces in standard weight silver plate. Gold plated Bach mouthpieces are hard to get sometimes. You may be better off buying a silver plated version and having it gold plated locally.

Small shank, model 350 $71 silver plate

Large shank, model 341 $73 silver plate

 

Gold plated mouthpieces are special order

Small shank, model 350 $166 gold plate

Large shank, model 341 $178 gold plate

 

 

Bach Small Shank Trombone Mouthpieces, Model 350 $71
Model
Cup Depth
Cup Diameter
(mm)
Rim Shape
Description
3 Medium deep 26.26 Medium wide, well rounded Extra large cup for players with a robust embouchure.
4 Medium 26.00 Medium wide, well rounded Very large cup, principally used by players having strong embouchures.
4C Medium 25.75 Medium wide, well rounded Large cup with a brilliant tone. Requires a powerful, natural embouchure.
5 Medium 25.50 Medium wide, semi-flat For players with good, natural embouchures. Rather large cup. Produces a full, mellow, sonorous tone.
5G Deep 25.50 Medium wide, semi-flat Same as No. 350-5 except for .276" throat and #429 back bore (same as No. 341-5G but with small shank).
5GS Medium 25.50 Medium wide, semi-flat Same as No. 5 but with larger "G" throat and #420 back bore.
5GB Deep 25.50 Medium thin, very well rounded Same as No. 350-5 except for thin rim (same as No. 341-5G but with small shank).
6 Medium 25.40 Medium wide, well rounded Slightly larger than medium with standard-size throat and back bore. Rich, compact tone of large volume.
6 1/2A Medium deep 25.40 Medium wide, well rounded Slightly larger than medium with standard-size throat and back bore. Rich, compact tone of large volume.
6 1/2AL Medium deep 25.40 Medium wide, well rounded The same rim and cup as No. 6 1/2A, but with a larger "G" throat and #420 back bore for trombonists who strive for a Teutonic tone quality. Recommended for euphonium players who desire a round, mellow tone of great carrying power and substantial volume.
6 1/2AM Medium deep 25.40 Medium wide, well rounded Symphonic model tenor trombone mouthpiece features the same cup and rim as No. 6 1/2A, but with symphonic "F" throat and #413 back bore.
6 3/4C Medium shallow 25.00 Medium wide, well rounded Produces a full, clear, rather brilliant timbre. For trombonists with good, well-trained embouchures.
7 Medium 24.75 Medium wide, not too sharp The ideal mouthpiece for the artist desiring a beautiful, ringing tone with sufficient volume for melody playing.
7C Medium shallow 24.75 Medium wide, not too sharp Designed for players who prefer a medium-large cup to assure a large volume of tone. The rather shallow cup produces great brilliancy.
8 Medium 24.75 Slightly wide and flat Corresponds in cup design with No. 7, but with a wider rim.

Players with heavier lips prefer this model.

9 Medium deep 24.72 Medium wide Possesses a beautiful, rich, rather mellow timbre.
11 Medium deep 24.70 Medium wide Same style as No. 9 but slightly smaller. Produces a magnificent round tone of great carrying power. An excellent model for euphonium and baritone players.
11C Medium shallow 24.70 Medium wide Same size as No. 11 but with a medium shallow cup for a brilliant ringing tone of large volume.
12C Medium 24.50 Medium wide Same size and rim as No. 12 but with a more brilliant, crisp tone. The best selling model for all-around playing.
12E Very shallow 24.50 Medium wide This model, designed principally for Eb alto trombone, can be used on Bb trombone or bass trumpet when a brilliant, brassy tone is desirable. Also recommended for use in the extreme high register.
15E Very shallow 24.40 Medium wide Has a rim similar to No. 15C but the shallower cup produces a clear, crisp tone, effective in the extreme high register.

 

Bach Large Shank Trombone Mouthpieces, Model 341 $73

Model
Cup Depth
Cup Diameter
(mm)
Rim Shape
Throat
Back bore
Description
1G Deep 28.00 Medium thin, well rounded .319" 800S Extra large and deep for extraordinary power and depth of tone. Among the largest and most powerful bass trombone mouthpieces produced today.
1 1/4G Deep 27.50 Medium thin, well rounded .276" 429 Cup diameter is smaller than No. 1G, but still very large and deep, with the sonority preferred by the modern American school.
1 1/4GM Deep 27.50 Medium thin, well rounded .319" 800S Same rim and cup as No. 1 1/4G, but with a larger throat and back bore for large, powerful sound, well in tune.
1 1/2G Deep 27.00 Medium wide, well rounded .276" 429 A large mouthpiece with powerful tone in the low register and great carrying power. For many years, the standard mouthpiece for the serious bass trombone player.
1 1/2GM Deep 27.00 Medium wide, well rounded .319" 800S Larger throat and back bore than the No. 1 1/2G results in less resistance, larger dynamic range, deeper, warmer sound.
2G Deep 26.75 Medium narrow .276" 429 Deep, full, resonant tone. Big low register even through the pedal tones.
3G Deep 26.26 Medium wide, well rouneded .276" 429 Same rim shape and diameter as No. 3 small shank tenor trombone, but with a deep bass trombone cup, throat, and back bore to facilitate pedal tones.
4G Deep 26.00 Medium wide, slightly rounded .276" 429 Same rim shape and diameter as No. 4 small shank tenor trombone. A versatile, large diameter mouthpiece especially useful when only one trombone is used for both the upper and very low register.
4GB Deep 26.00 Medium thin, very well rounded .276" 429 Same cup, throat and back bore as the No. 4G with a more rounded rim.
5G Deep 25.50 Medium wide, semi-flat .276" 429 Same rim shape and diameter as No. 5 small shank tenor trombone. Similar playing characteristics to No. 4G with a slightly smaller cup diameter.
5GS Medium Deep 25.50 Medium wide, semi-flat .261" "G" 420 (modified) Shallower "G"-style cup with smaller throat and backbore than No. 5G produces easy high register, slightly brighter sound.
5GL Medium deep 25.50 Medium wide, semi-flat .276" 429 Old style, shallower model than No. 5G, facilitates upper range.
5GB Deep 25.50 Medium thin, very well rounded .276" 429 Same cup, throat and back bore as the No. 5G with a more rounded rim.
6 1/2A Medium deep 25.40 Medium wide, well rounded .276" 429 Same rim and cup as No. 6 1/2A small shank tenor trombone, but with full bass trombone throat and back bore for a rich, compact sound of large volume.
6 1/2AL Medium deep 25.40 Medium wide, well rounded .261" "G" 420 The same cup, throat, and back bore as No. 6 1/2AL small shank tenor trombone but with bass shank. It requires a well developed embouchure.

 

Faxx Trombone Mouthpieces


These mouthpieces are faithful copies of Mt. Vernon Bachs, made by the maker of Superslick, the recently departed Chuck Slinkard. I found this out when I noticed the 5G size in his catalog, and asked about these "student" mouthpieces. These are now made in Germany, apparently by the Maker of Denis Wick mouthpieces, near Nauheim.  These are based on a set Mt. Vernon Bach mouthpieces Chuck received when he helped to move the Bach factory to its current location. With very consistent in machining and plating, they are a great deal. Many players like these Faxx mouthpieces better than the Bach mouthpieces they were using before. I don't know why they cost so little, except that they are made in large volume for several manufacturers. Several people have asked me if Faxx mouthpieces come in other sizes than those listed below. They don't. For other sizes not listed below, just order the Bach model listed above. Faxx mouthpieces include a black plastic pouch. We sell all sizes for $35. 

Faxx trombone, small shank $40

6.5AL

all around medium size

7C

medium small, popular with jazz and commercial players

12C

small size for lead playing, and for those with smaller embouchures
Faxx trombone, large shank $40

1.5G

classic medium-large bass trombone size

4G

large symphonic size

5G

medium large symphonic size

6.5AL

all around medium, classic smaller symphonic size

 

Stork Custom Series Trombone Mouthpieces, Standard Weight


The standard models are built with more mass, giving these pieces a depth of sound and focus which is unparalleled. All Stork trombone mouthpieces sell for $80 in silver plate. Part number STORK.

Model
Shank
Cup Diameter
Salient Features
1 bass 29 mm 29 mm cup diameter, deep cup, like Bach 1G, relatively efficient for such a big mouthpiece
1S bass 29 mm Same as above with symphonic back bore, very fast responding for a big mouthpiece, easy to play, but has a dark sound, deeper mouthpiece than the Jeff Reynolds
1.25 bass 28.5 mm medium-large bass
1.5 bass 28.0 mm heavy weight version, medium bass
4 tenor 26.1 mm heavy weight version, large symphonic
4.5 tenor 25.5 mm heavy weight version, medium-large symphonic

 

Schilke Trombone Mouthpieces


These are very well made mouthpieces; an excellent alternative to Bach, in limited sizes, with custom options. Schilke large shank trombone mouthpieces have now have Morse taper shanks, similar to the standard shank on Bach mouthpieces.  Older style Remington shanks can be had by special order for a better fit in older Conn 88H style receivers, but they can be pricey.  We're glad to offer a quote on custom work.

 

Small Shank Trombone $65

Size
Specs
Cup Diameter
Compare to
Price
46D Small mouthpiece good for beginners or those doing high register work, fuller tone and deeper cup than #46, recommended for baritone 24.76 mm 12
 $65
47 Formerly model R, smaller piece for pros and students alike, good intonation 24.99 mm 12C
47B Lead style mouthpiece, very lean outer shape, formerly cimera-Sares #1 24.87 mm 12C
47C4 Like #47 but with a slightly wider #4 rim with flatter contour 25.10 mm 11C
50 Medium all around size 25.40 mm 6.5AL
51 Originally developed for Ralph Sauer of the Los Angeles Philharmonic 25.63 mm 5G
51C4 Originally developed for Byron Peeble of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, similar to #51 with a slightly shallower cup and #4 semi-flat rim 25.63 mm 5GS
51D Extremely large D cup is excellent for the powerful player and is well suited to the euphonium, producing a full dark tone 25.55 mm deeper than 5G

Large Shank Trombone $70

Size
Specs
Cup Diameter
Compare to
Price
50 Medium all around size 25.40 mm 6.5AL
$70
51 Originally developed for Ralph Sauer of the Los Angeles Philharmonic 25.63 mm 5G
51C4 Originally developed for Byron Peeble of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, similar to #51 with a slightly shallower cup and #4 semi-flat rim 25.63 mm 5GS
51D Extremely large D cup is excellent for the powerful player and is well suited to the euphonium, producing a full dark tone 25.55 mm deeper than 5G
52E2 With its extremely deep "E" cup and narrower, rounder #2 rim makes this mouthpiece an ideal symphonic choice for the robust player. Also a good choice for Euphonium player requiring more cup volume than the 52D. 25.91mm between 4G and 5G
58 Best all around size in a medium-large bass trombone mouthpiece 27.68 mm 1.5G
59 Larger size produces a full tone and is more open in the low range, less defined attacks 28.52 mm 1.25G
60 Largest size for the strong player, thin round rim 29.03 mm 1G

Custom Shank Trombone & Euphonium

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51D Custom 51D with #1 Besson medium euphonium shank 25.55 mm deeper than 5G
$90

Yamaha

Yamaha Replica Series Doug Yeo Bass Trombone Mouthpiece


This is the same mouthpiece as the gold plated signature series Doug Yeo, except that this Replica version is offered in silver plate for a much nicer price. Large Schilke 60 sized bass trombone mp, but more efficient
 
$65