Top Ten Trumpet Mouthpieces

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

63ES - Our most popular small diameter lead mouthpiece. Similar to Schilke 6A4A.

• Rim ID: .630 inches.
• 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 slotting in the upper register and better flexibility.
• Greatly improved sound in the mid to low register compared a conventional mouthpiece of this size and depth.

 

65S - Excellent choice for someone looking for a lead mouthpiece to complement a Bach 1-1/2C, Bach 3C, or similar “legit” mouthpiece. Similar to Monette B6LS, Warburton 5S.

• Rim ID .650 inches
• 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.
• 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 a shallow lead mouthpiece.

 

65M - Great choice for pit and pops, concert band, and jazz soloing where a bright lead sound is not needed. Similar to Bach 7E, Monette B6, Warburton 65M.

• Rim ID: .650 inches
• 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 a balanced sound with solid low register.

 

65MV - Great choice for pit and pops, concert band, and jazz soloing where a bright lead sound is not needed. Similar to scaled down version of Bach 3C, Bach 7E.

• Rim ID.650 inches
• One size smaller in than the Bach 3C
• Medium cup with a modified V shape at bottom of cup leading into throat, providing a slightly darker sound than the 65M.
• Similar in depth to Bach 3C cup.
• 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 - Suitable for a wide variety of playing situations, including orchestra, concert band, jazz soloing (not lead) and chamber quintet. Similar to Bach 7C, Warburton 5MD.

• Rim ID: .650
• Slightly smaller diameter than a Bach 5C with a similar cup.
• MDV (Medium Deep V) cup, which is similar to a Bach 1 1/2 C or 5C, Warburton MD, regular Schilke, or Yamaha C cup, but with a slightly more V shaped transition into the throat that provides a rich sound and smooth transition between notes.

 

66ES - Excellent choice for someone looking for an extra shallow lead mouthpiece to complement a Bach 1-1/2C, 3C, or similar “legit” mouthpiece. Similar to Bach 3E.

• Rim ID: .660 inches
• Slightly smaller than a Schilke 14A4A, with a shallower cup similar to a Schilke 13A4A depth.
• 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 - Excellent choice for someone looking for a lead mouthpiece to complement a Bach 1-1/2C, Bach 3C, or similar “legit” mouthpiece.

• Rim ID .660 inches
• 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 a shallow lead mouthpiece.

 

Chuck Findley 66MV - Great choice for pit and pops, concert band, and jazz soloing where a bright lead sound is not needed.

• Rim ID .660 inches
• 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.

 

66MDV - Excellent for orchestral trumpet players who want a slightly scaled down and more efficient version of a Bach 1-1/2C.

• Rim ID: .660 inches
• MDV (Medium Deep V) cup, which is similar to a Bach 1 1/2 C or 5C, Warburton MD, regular Schilke, or Yamaha C cup, but with a slightly more V shaped transition into the throat that provides a rich sound and smooth transition between notes.
• Best match to the Bach 5C and similar mouthpieces with a .660 ID and medium deep cup.
• Excellent balance between the registers and the ability to produce a dark orchestral tone or enough projection to lead a section as required.
• Deeper than a Bach 3C or Wedge 66MV, producing a darker sound more suitable for orchestral playing.

 

67MDV - Best match to the Bach 1-1/2C and similar mouthpieces with a .670 ID and medium deep cup.

• Rim ID .670 inches
• MDV (Medium Deep V) cup, which is similar to a Bach 1 1/2 C or 5C, Warburton MD, regular Schilke, or Yamaha C cup, but with a slightly more V shaped transition into the throat that provides a rich sound and smooth transition between notes.
• Excellent balance between the registers and the ability to produce a dark orchestral tone or enough projection to lead a section as required.