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Austin Custom Brass Standard Series Mouthpieces
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All Austin Custom Brass trumpet mouthpieces are made in the US with the absolute best tolerances in the industry:

Here are a few of the pieces available:

Papa Bear: This mpc is not for the faint of heart. It is an extremely large mouthpiece (.684) which puts it around old Bach 1 diameter. The cup is a large bowl, throat #20 and a custom backbore to pair with this piece for the most efficiency while maintaining a HUGE sound.

1.25C: This is a take on a great 1 1/4C mouthpiece with some refinements in bore, backbore, and throat. To me it feels more like a 1.5C due to the great efficiency.

1 1/2B: This is a great sounding orchestral piece. While not as wide as the PAPA (the diameter is like a modern 1 1/2) the rim is comfy and forgiving. The cup bowl is reminiscent of some rotary trumpet mouthpieces. I've always loved those pieces except the backbores and end shanks are really not made for conventional piston trumpets. My pieces are and still work really well in rotary trumpets!

3C: A take on a fantastic Bach (from the late 60's) 3C which I have never played a 3C like it. I think the added mass and proper matching backbore for this piece make this a formidable all-around mouthpiece!

3CS: Similar to the 3C except it's slightly smaller and also has a much more efficient entrance into the throat. It helps the articulation and adds a lively "zip" to the sound. It is especially good on vintage trumpets or overly dark horns to make them "speak".

It has a cup design which while being fairly shallow bowl shaped has an efficient entrance into the bottom of the cup to make it very efficient without brittle. The rim is semi-flat with good support and is close to a "3-ish" diameter (.664).

The TA1 is still my primary piece and I find it fantastic for everything but lead and show playing. That's where the TA2 comes in for me. It feels like a great show piece. I just did a gig on it playing 3 horn Sinatra arrangements and it was great to solo on and then sizzles above high C without getting smaller in sound shape.

10 1/2C: While this is a fairly small diameter mpc it produces a big tone and Fine high register, resonating low register. I started with this piece thinking it would a piece I'd start students on and find it very good for all players, especially those with very thin lips and ones who want a bit more corner support.

10CV: Another new addition to the line, this piece was made for folks who want a compact efficient commercial mouthpiece who "bottom-out" on smaller pieces. This rim is very similar to an older Giardinelli 10 and the cup a medium shallow hybrid v/bowl shape. The result is a very good all-around show and commercial piece. It's also an excellent choice for jazz soloists looking for a piece for extended solo work.

Lead 1.25: I've always loved the cup of the Shew 1.25 and have used this piece for many years. I have personally felt the piece's weight, straight throat, and backbore could be improved for my own use and have designed a piece to make the piece more forgiving (especially in this blank) and gained more core in the overall sound shape. It's a weapon for the commercial player!
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Review Date: 1/13/2011 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $90.00 | Rating: 9 

Pros: Quick response, excellent slotting, even feel throughout registers
Cons: None

I have a 1.5B - Great mouthpiece, very comfortable rim, nice sounding mouthpiece.
My only complaint is a me problem - I like really open mouthpieces, and the blow is more comparable to a bach/schilke mouthpiece.
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Registered: June 2014
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Review Date: 6/16/2014 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 9 

Pros: Great comfortable rim, beautiful tone, great flexibility
Cons: none

I have the ACB Mt. Vernon 3c (MV3C.) I highly recommend it. I think it's my all time favorite mouthpiece. I've played Monette, Curry, GR, but this MV3C is really excellent. The rim is so comfortable. It plays even and easy through all registers and I love the tone I'm getting with it.

I love the weight and the fat rim and cooling looking blank. Check it out.
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