These are nicely made copies of the old Mt. Vernon Bach mouthpieces, and are made in Germany and USA. They just come in a few popular sizes, maybe not enough to satisfy advanced players with strong opinions about mouthpieces size. However, a number of my colleagues recommend these for their students, because when one is new to the trumpet, a 3C is a 3C is a 3C. So when they recommend a mouthpiece, they know their students can get the right sized one of these for half the price of a Bach mouthpiece. Includes plastic mouthpiece pouch.
|Size||Specs from the Bach Catalog|
|1.5C||17.00 mm diameter, medium wide rim, not too sharp. Large diameter, medium cup ? good for all-around use.|
|3C||16.30 mm diameter, medium wide rim, Fairly large cup, good for all-around use.|
|5B||16.25 mm diameter, medium wide rim, lowered toward the outside, medium sharp edge. A precise rim and a fairly large cup. The tone is vivid and full.|
|5C||16.25 mm diameter, medium wide rim, well rounded toward the inside and outside, fairly flat. For players with a strong embouchure who do not like a sharp edge. The tone is lively and rich.|
|7C||16.20 mm diameter, medium wide rim, lowered toward the outside, medium 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.|
|10.5C||15.90 mm diameter, medium wide rim, fine high register, resonating low register. Particularly useful to players without a strong embouchure. Ideal for C trumpet.|