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Canadian Brass Heritage Tuba Mouthpiece

$99.00

Item Details

Sometime in the late 1980's, Arnold Jacobs gave Canadian Brass founder and tubist Charles Daellenbach his unique mouthpiece to duplicate. Daellenbach did just that, and made copies available on a small scale to others around the world. Now he has collaborated with Robert Tucci of Perantucci Mouthpieces to produce additional copies true to the original, making them available to the wider tuba-playing public.

Arnold Jacobs, legendary musician and teacher, was famous for his sound. This possessed a vibrant core, great intensity and sonority, unsurpassed tonal beauty and unlimited dynamic range. His mouthpiece was unique; refined to a high point of sophistication and efficiency. The Arnold Jacobs Heritage offers a unique sound, dark in character. The core is clearly defined yet strong and broad. Response is even and flows over a broad compass, the low register is highly efficient and the high range has great stability.

This mouthpiece will not make you sound like Jake. Neither will a certain York tuba, brand of shoes or any of a number of other mechanical gizmos. Only tons of practice, the right concept and excellent breathing, accompanied by the right horn, and perhaps this mouthpiece, will get you in the ballpark.

The Jacobs mouthpiece project has now grown into a series of tuba mouthpieces designed by Robert Tucci in Germany and sold by the Canadian Brass.  Canadian brass founding tubist Charles Daellenbach, along with founding trombonist Gene Watts, were both students of the great Arnold Jacobs.  Based upon the early success of the Jacobs mouthpiece, Mr. Daellenbach and Mr. Tucci worked together to produce some updated versions of some classic and popular mouthpiece designs.


 

Model

Cup
Diameter

Throat
Diameter

Cup

 

Arnold Jacobs

32.7mm

8.5mm

Deep pear shape

 

Arnold Jacobs, legendary musician and teacher, was famous for his sound. This possessed a vibrant core, great intensity and sonority, unsurpassed tonal beauty and unlimited dynamic range. His mouthpiece was unique and refined to a high point of sophistication and efficiency. Surely the most sophisticated tuba mouthpiece ever; elegant in design, live and responsive. The Arnold Jacobs Heritage offers a unique sound, dark in character. The core is clearly defined yet strong and broad. Response is even and flows over a broad compass, the low register is highly efficient and the high range has great stability

The shank is similar to the Perantucci XS

Developed by Perantucci for the Canadian Brass, this is a true Helleberg, a rather elegant mouthpiece in fact.

  • Narrow rim with clearly defined inner edge
  • Wide inside diameter of 32.7mm
  • Deep pear-shaped cup
  • Large throat of 8.5mm
  • Graduated backbore
  • Fully tapered shank
  • Weight 175g

 

MB-50

33mm

8.3mm

Deep pear shape

 

The deep cup is engineered to provide substantial volume and depth of tone, particularly on lower middle register notes which can be critical on some instruments. As examples: notes played with the second and fourth valve where long lengths of cylindrical tubing are required. The diameter and length of the throat are optimized for good resistance, contributing to fast response and enhanced playability on the high register. The MB-50 works very well, particularly for the BBb tubas and the CC tubas, that are not too big. The MB-50 offers a unique combination and balance of desirable qualities.

This mouthpiece is not a direct carryover from the PT-50. The rim is more modern, the kind professionals like, and the cup-shape and weight are different as above and in particular, the backbore is completely different.

  • Cup diameter: 33mm
  • Deep, pear shaped cup
  • Rim width: 7.5mm
  • Narrow rim with clearly defined inner edge
  • Bore: 8.3mm

 

MB-64

32mm

7.8mm

Medium rounded

 

Collectors of Chicago Symphony recordings know that Arnold Jacobs' sound on the F-tuba had the same richness, depth of tone and character as with the CC-tuba.

The MB 64 is a particularly elegant F tuba mouthpiece, ideal for solo and chamber music performance as well for execution of high-range orchestral passages. It has noticeable positive resistance resulting in particularly good response, remarkable flexibility, rich tonal color and core. Special attention has been given to the character to provide great breath of sound while retaining a clear and slightly bright quality well into the high range as well as secure response on low notes. The MB-64 takes the fact that F tubas are larger and better than ever into consideration. Based on proven design criteria, it is a step forward in the brasswind arts.

  • Cup diameter: 32mm
  • Moderate depth, rounded cup
  • Rim width: 8.0 mm
  • Slightly cushioned rim with clearly defined inner edge
  • Bore: 7.8mm

 

MB-83

32mm

8.5mm

Long
V-shaped funnel

 

With the same elegant exterior as the Arnold Jacobs Heritage mouthpiece the Canadian Brass Model MB-83 is an easy to use "Instant Access" mouthpiece. There are reasons: it is not overly large yet produces a sound which has strong fundamental. The upper register is secure, with fundamental lock-in and no dancing about on overtones.  The MB-83 shank diameter is a bit smaller than others, to fit tubas with US sized receivers.

    • Cup diameter: 32mm
    • Bore: 8.5 mm
    • Long V-shaped funnel
    • Rim width: 7.5mm
    • Moderately round rim with clearly pronounced inner edge

     

    The Canadian Brass MB-83 offers players who prefer a medium width cup a distinct but dark sound. The inner rim provides quick response which is comfortable and flowing in all registers. The MB-83 is designed for use with CC and BBb tubas, and works particularly well on medium-bore instruments.

     

    MB-88

    33.5mm

    8.1mm

    Wide, deep

     

    The MB-88 is an "adventurous" step in the same direction as the MB-50. This mouthpiece adds substantially to the low register of just about any CC or BBb tuba. Arnold Jacobs often had a truly large mouthpiece for those special occasions!

    The MB-88 has a wide and deep cup, well-rounded toward the bottom. This is a mouthpiece from strong players, for those who desire a bold sound. The backbore is particularly open, to provide great weight and volume. It has been carefully calibrated to give the sound virility and power. The shell weight is moderate to provide flexibility and response not normally associated with a truly large mouthpiece.

    This mouthpiece is not a direct carryover of the PT-88. The rim is a more modern style, and the cup-shape and weight are different as well as the backbore.

    • Cup diameter: 33.5 mm
    • Wide, deep cup
    • Rim width: 7.0mm with a slightly rounded inner edge
    • Bore: 8.1 mm

     

       

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