Stork Custom Mouthpieces has been serving brass players the world over for nearly 30 years. Our business is mouthpieces- only mouthpieces. Our reputation is built on knowledge, experience and craftsmanship. We have the skills to solve any mouthpiece issue and we treat every player like what they do is the most important thing in the world, not based on what position they may hold, but based on the understanding of what making music means to every one of us.
The Custom Series line of trombone mouthpieces evolved out of the work we have done over the past 25 years for leading symphonic and commercial players.
Choice of weight distribution in the form of blank style is a major element in the design of the Custom Series. Players can choose between the light blank style or the heavier version.
The light blank offers quick response and easy manipulation of timbre. The heavy blank offers stability and a consistent, reliable core center of sound that can stand up to the rigors of orchestral playing.
There are two options in the Custom Series line: Standard and Symphonic.
The Symphonic models have larger bores and back bores than the standard models do. (see chart below for bore sizes).
Additionally, the Symphonic models have chamfers added to the end of the shank. A chamfer is a small angled surface added onto the end of a shaft around the opening of a hole. Its purpose is to reduce the step between the end of the mouthpiece and the lead pipe which reduces the turbulence at the meeting point in effect elongating the back bore right into the lead pipe.
The T1 is our most popular design for large and small shank trombone. The cup is a large sloping “V” shape. The back bore is slightly tighter than most other equivalent models. Players enjoy the benefit of the large cup – large sound profile, but with just a hint of added resistance for improved control and response. This is a very rounded rim