View Full Version : Bach New York Clark Small

08-03-2010, 02:17 PM
While on a recent trip to my local music store, I found a trombone mouthpiece labeled: "Vincent Bach Corp., New York Clark Small". I really liked how it played and I bought it. It seems a bit larger than my Mount Vernon 12C and has a big sound, but I can still play my high register on it. (high C) Does anyone know anything about this piece? Thanks!

08-11-2010, 06:06 AM
My guess, this was a custom mouthpiece model mfg. by Bach early in his history. I do not have much information of these early mouthpieces, but have similar markigns on a series of Bach trumpet mouthpieces. (loo about half way down the page - Lewin). Do have images, and can you post here on the forums?


10-28-2010, 10:18 AM
The "Clark" pieces were copies of the mouthpiece played by one of the members of the New York Philharmonic. There were 3 versions of the piece. In the later Mt. Vernon years they changed the name to the 6 1/2 series. The The Clark small is the modern 6 1/2 A and the Clark large is the 6 1/2 AL. I hope this helps!