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Giddings Bass Trombone Mouthpiece

$160.00 $220.00

Item Details

Giddings bass trombone mouthpieces are made from stainless steel in Puget Sound, Washington.  Produced since 2000, the line is used by many professional players worldwide. 

Sizes in stock are listed in the drop down menu.  If you wish to order a different size, please call or email.

Frequently asked questions about Giddings mouthpieces


Features

  • Exceptional responsiveness, with quicker, cleaner attacks and articulation.
  • Delivering more tone and impact to the audience.
  • Superior to brass for resisting scratches, dents, and corrosion.
  • Rich, pure tone with more core,  but with a brilliant sparkle when pushed.
  • Significantly better than gold or silver plating. Never needs re-plating.
  • A huge improvement over plating for people who are allergic to silver or gold plating.
  • Satin finish is similar to silver grip
  • Polished finish is very smooth, comfortable surface similar to gold.
  • Machined from 304 surgical stainless steel
  • Years of experience working with top level musicians throughout the world

 
Size Chart

Model

Cup
Diameter 

Throat
Diameter

Cup
Depth

Rim
Width

 

 

 

 

 

Adriano

1.091”

0.300”

1.141”

0.271”

The Adriano bass trombone mouthpiece. This mouthpiece has the same size rim diameter as the Mark 1, but with a deeper cup that projects a more robust and centered core of sound.

 

Mark 1

1.100

0.295

1.191

0.253

Mark 1 bass trombone mouthpiece is for players who love their standard Bach 1 but want the benefits of stainless steel. The Mark 1 locks in easier, and projects a classic bass trombone sound.

 

Karif

1.135

0.295

1.275

0.250

The Karif is similar in rim diameter to the Chinook and Don Harwood mouthpieces, however the Karif projects a powerful pure tone. With quick response, accurate articulation, and special attention to the beautiful upper overtones the bass trombone produces. The Karif is ideal for those looking for a versatile bass trombone mouthpiece at home in all playing situations and ensembles.

 

Chinook

1.140

0.302

1.295

0.250

The Chinook brings effortlessness and facility to the bass trombone designed to create a warm thick tone, and easy articulation. The Chinook is a balanced trombone mouthpiece with a powerful bass trombone voice. It is similar in size to a Schilke 60 with a more comfortable rim for better endurance.

 

Don Harwood

1.140

0.312

1.325

0.237

This mouthpiece is designed for Don Harwood, bass trombone New York Philharmonic. Don's mouthpiece is designed to make his job easier by projecting the clear independent voice of the orchestral bass trombone while locking in on octaves with the tuba, and supporting the trombone section of the orchestra. This mouthpiece will support any orchestral section, designed with a unique throat and backbore that keeps it controllable, and fun to play in all ensembles. A semi flat rim that is extremely comfortable. Medium deep cup similar to a Schilke 60, and a balanced back bore and throat that project make this a very versatile bass trombone mouthpiece.

 

Bob Sanders

1.140

0.319

1.295

0.250

This piece has the same cup and rim as the Chinook but with a considerably more open throat and backbore. The results are everything I wanted and more. Everyone I have played the Chinook S series mouthpiece for has felt there is more sound, sooner and a darker, mellower tone with abundant core and projection.

 

NY-S

1.141

0.303

1.090

0.235

Our newest bass trombone solo mouthpiece. It is slightly heavier than our other pieces. It is are similar to a Schilke 60CV inner rim diameter. The solo has much less cup volume than the orchestral model that would compare to slightly shallower than a medium cup depth. It produces a clean and pure tone.

 

NY-O

1.141

0.312

1.155

0.235

Our newest bass trombone mouthpiece. It is slightly heavier than our other pieces. It is similar to a Schilke 60CV inner rim diameter. The orchestral is deep with a large cup volume and produces a clean and pure tone. This mouthpiece compares to a recently departed signature mouthpiece.

 

DH-100

1.150

0.310

1.350

0.245

This mouthpiece will support any orchestral section, designed with a unique throat and backbore that keeps it controllable, and fun to play in all ensembles. A semi flat rim is extremely comfortable. Medium deep cup similar to a Schilke 60, and a balanced back bore and throat that project make this a very versatile bass trombone mouthpiece.

 

Nor'Easter

1.265

0.313

1.345

0.235

The Nor'Easter has a large inside rim diameter, with a comfortable rim, very deep cup, and large throat. Designed for playing in large ensembles where a massive sound is needed. Not for the faint of heart, or the beginning student.

 

Testimonials

"Results are what I am after when searching for a mouthpiece.  Clarity, sonority and richness of sound are obvious qualities that I find are present in this Giddings stainless steel mouthpiece.  The high quality, engineering and workmanship that has gone into the development of  this piece is exactly what I have been looking for.  Air efficiency, reliability, accuracy and presence of sound in either a supporting bass line or for a solo line are all attributes found in the Giddings.  For extreme dynamics, flexibility of tone color and blending capabilities, this mouthpiece has all these features and more. 

I have been very impressed with the professionalism, integrity and expertise of the Giddings Company and am happy to have had the opportunity to collaborate with them in the design of this mouthpiece."

Don Harwood
Bass Trombonist
New York Philharmonic

 

"Actually I have been playing the Chinook for more than a year or so now. I have tried most of the bass trombone line as well as most of the other brands. There are may very fine mouthpieces out there and I feel they all have something to offer but the Chinook produced something for me in terms of tone color that was quite special. I do a variety of work in multitude of styles and I feel I can cover pretty much all the bases I need to with the Chinook. And I really like the feel of the stainless steel on my face. The Chinook allows me to plant my feet firmly in the middle of the road and take a good, big step to either side when needed. The only slight frustration felt was the lack of ability to move more enough slow velocity, high flow air through the extreme low notes that pop up all too frequently these days. Ivan and I bounced ideas around for quite some time about creating something more open on the bottom without losing the basic tone color I liked so much. One day Ivan shared a brainstorm with me that sounding promising and sent one down for me to try. This piece has the same cup and rim as the Chinook but with a considerably more open throat and backbore. The results were not what either of us would have predicted but pretty much everything I wanted and more. Everyone I have played it for has felt there is more sound, sooner and a darker, mellower tone with abundant core and projection. What can I say, I am thrilled!"

Bob Sanders

LA Area Freelance Bass Trombonist heard on over 300 motion picture soundtracks

Hollywood Bowl Orchestra

Opera Pacific

California State University, Fullerton

Pacific Symphony

Trombone Day Host

 

 

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