What do the letters mean on Bach mouthpieces?

09/10/2019 Off By admin

What do the letters mean on Bach mouthpieces?

In Bach mouthpieces, the cup design is referred to by a letter (eg C). The cup depth is designated by a number (eg 7). A larger number will give a “shallower” cup, and a smaller rim diameter. A 1½C will be deeper than 7C and have a larger inner rim diameter. A 12C will be very shallow with a small inner rim diameter.

What does a 3C mouthpiece do?

3C with wider cushion style rim. 3D / Medium shallow / 16.30 mm / Medium wide. / Fairly large, medium shallow cup produces a more brilliant tone. Facilitates high register. 3E / Shallow / 16.30 mm / Medium wide. / Preferred by players who want a large mouthpiece but with a shallow cup.

How are trumpet mouthpieces numbered?

The first number (i.e. “14”) refers to the cup diameter; smaller numbers have smaller diameters. Cup diameters increase as the model number increases. Most trumpet and cornet mouthpieces have a cup diameter that falls between .

What is a flugelhorn mouthpiece taper?

Couesnon taper is sometimes referred to as French taper. Not really a taper at all, but a 10mm (. 393″ diameter) straight shank with a locking taper about an inch up the shank to securely lock the mouthpiece in the non-tapered French leadpipe receiver.

What is the difference between 3C 5C 7C mouthpiece?

the 3C is slightly wider with a slightly shallower cup and a somewhat different rim design. The 7C is slightly deeper with a slightly narrower cup diameter, and a much sharper, more precise rim.

Is a 3C smaller than a 7C?

3C vs 7C Trumpet Mouthpiece They sport almost matching diameters but they are different to play. A 7C is typically 16.20 mm in diameter and the 3C is 10mm bigger and has a little more depth to it. Having a larger diameter requires a little more gusto to play and is not usually recommended for a beginner.

How do I choose a flugelhorn mouthpiece?

The “rules of thumb” for flugelhorn mouthpiece selection are:

  1. Rim Diameter. Get as close to the same rim diameter as your trumpet mouthpiece.
  2. Rim Contour and Width. Get as close to the same rim contour and width as your trumpet mouthpiece.
  3. Shank.
  4. Cup.
  5. Brand.

Can you use a cornet mouthpiece on a flugelhorn?

It can therefore be played by trumpet and cornet players although it has different playing characteristics. The flugelhorn mouthpiece is more deeply conical than either trumpet or cornet mouthpieces, but not as conical as a French horn mouthpiece.