When selecting a Bach trumpet mouthpieces a brass instrumentalist should choose one that allows the player to produce a solid, compact tone of large volume. A carefully selected Bach mouthpiece can help improve a player’s embouchure, attack, tonguing, and endurance.
Professional musicians and advanced students prefer the musical results of large mouthpieces, such as the Bach 1, 1 1/4C, 1 1/2C, 2 & 3C which provide a maximum volume of tone with the least amount of effort. By opening up the lips so that they do not touch, the larger mouthpiece produces a clearer, purer tone. The large cup diameter also allows a greater portion of the lip to vibrate, producing a larger volume of tone, and keeps a player from forcing high tones by encouraging the correct functioning of the lip muscles. However, a student may find a medium-sized mouthpiece suitable.
Do not select a certain mouthpiece just because another trumpet player uses it. No two players have the same lip or tooth formation, what is perfect for one may be entirely unsuitable for the other. Bach produces many different models so that each player can find the best mouthpiece for their individual embouchure.
1: Large diameter, medium cup – good for all-around use.
1 1/4C: 17.00 mm, Large cup for powerful trumpeters. Compact tone of great carrying power
1 1/2C: Large diameter, medium cup – a great all round orchestral trumpet mouthpiece
2: Large cup; powerful Teutonic quality of tone. For players with a good embouchure.
3C : Medium cup. Approx. Cup Dia. 16.30mm, rim medium wide. Fairly large cup, good for all-round use.
5C : The Vincent Bach 5C Trumpet Mouthpiece works well for players with a strong embouchure, who do not like a sharp rounded toward the edge. The tone is lively and rich. It is Fairly flat inside and outside.
7C : Medium cup. Approx. Cup Dia. 16.20mm, rim slightly wider, lowered toward the outside, Med. sharp inside, well rounded edge with a perfect grip. Probably the most widely used model in the world. Its brilliant tone is preferred by school musicians and by artists.
9: The same style and rim as No. 7, but with smaller cup diameter
10: Similar to No. 7, but smaller in size and with a broad, flat rim. Suitable for players with fleshy, soft lips.
11EW: A cushion-rim mouthpiece especially designed for the extreme high register. Because of the extra shallow cup, the tone is very brilliant, piercing, and cuts well. For players who have heavier than normal pressure in the high register.
*Windology Music stock the most popular trumpet mouthpieces, however the range of Bach trumpet mouthpieces is quite large, so if you require a specific model please contact us so we may order this for you.