- Similar to Schilke A, Warburton 5*, Reeves 629
- Best matched with ES, LV, and S cups for lead trumpet.
- Compact sound and good upper register support.
- Similar to Warburton KT*
- Slightly more open lead backbore
- Works well with ES, LV, S, M cups.
- Sound between S and M backbores
- Similar to Schilke B, Warburton 7*
- Well matched to M, MV cups, or MD and MDV when a more compact sound and better upper register support desired.
- Medium broad sound suitable for a wide variety of playing situations, very versatile.
- Similar to Bach 10, Warburton 8, 8*.
- Well matched to MD, MDV, RT, D cups.
- Broad, resonant sound.
- Suitable for orchestra, solo, quintet.
- Similar to Bach 24, Warburton 9* to 10*.
- For use with MD, MDV, RT, D cups in an orchestral setting when an extra broad, resonant sound is desired.
- Larger than Bach 24, similar to Warburton 11 to 12*.
- Extra broad, resonant sound.
Silver backbores are the most popular option and offset gold tops nicely.
Gold backbores sound exactly like silver backbores but are preferred by those who like the look of an all gold mouthpiece. The shanks scratch easily and therefore gold backbores cannot be returned.
Stainless steel two piece backbores backbores brighten the sound of any top they are used with. They make a stainless steel top project more than any other backbore, but the sound is difficult to darken and the mouthpiece can be prone to cracked notes. Stainless steel works extremely well with Delrin plastic tops to make them sound almost the same as brass, but with a very fast response to soft articulation.
Gap Adjusting Shanks
- We also make shanks that are longer or shorter in 1/16 increments so that the mouthpiece gap can be increased or decreased by up to 1/8th inch.