Symphonic and jazz trumpet players have always experimented with ways to create a darker sound by using various mouthpiece add-ons to add weight and mass. The Bach Mega Tone Mouthpiece takes these experiments one step further. To create the Mega Tone, Selmer starts with genuine Vincent Bach mouthpiece designs and more than doubles the outside mass. This darkens the sound and allows you to play at higher dynamic levels without distortion. Mega Tone slots extremely well so pitches center dependably, and a slightly larger throat affords less resistance and greater flexibility. The result is a warmer, more powerful sound that adds a new dimension to concert, pop and jazz playing.
NOTE: The inner contours are precisely the same as the original Bach Mouthpiece, allowing same basic playability. However, additional mass on the outside produces a darker, more powerful sound. The Mega Tone throat is also slightly larger than standard to increase response and flexibility.
Vincent Bach was a rare combination of artist and engineer. A mechanical genius and acclaimed trumpet soloist, his instruments and mouthpieces are used today in every major studio and orchestra in the world. Bach personally designed the tools and composed the plans that continue to set the high standards for making all Bach products today.
FEATURES AND SPECS
- Model No. / Depth of Cup / Approx. Cup Dia. / Rim Shape / Description
- 1G / Deep / 28.00 mm / Medium thin, .319” 800S / Extra large and deep for extraordinary power and depth of well rounded. tone. Among the largest and most powerful bass trombone mouthpieces produced today.
- 1-1 ⁄ 4GM / Deep / 27.50 mm / Medium thin, .302” 800S / Same rim and cup as No. 1-1 ⁄ 4G, but with a larger throat and well rounded. “N” backbore for a large, powerful sound, well in tune.
- 1-1 ⁄ 2G / Deep / 27.00 mm / Medium wide, .277” 429 / A large mouthpiece with a powerful tone in the low well rounded. “J” register and great carrying power. For many years, the standard mouthpiece for the serious bass trombone player
- 1-1 ⁄ 2GM Deep 27.00 mm Medium wide, .302” 800S Larger throat and backbore than No. 1-1 ⁄ 2G results in less well rounded. “N” resistance, larger dynamic range, deeper, warmer sound.
- 4G / Deep / 26.00 mm / Medium wide, .277” 429 / Same rim shape and diameter as No. 4 small shank tenor slightly trombone. Versatile, large diameter mouthpiece especially rounded. useful when only one trombone is used for both the upper and very low register.
- 5G / Deep / 25.50 mm / Medium wide, .277” 429 / Same rim shape and diameter as No. 5 small shank tenor semi-flat. “J” trombone. Fairly large and deep, with a dark, mellow tone, favoring the low register.
- 5GS / Medium / 25.50 mm / Medium wide, .265” 420 / Same rim and cup as No. 5G but with 17⁄ 64” throat and semi flat. 17⁄ 64” #420 backbore.
- 6-1 ⁄ 2A / Medium / 25.40 mm / Medium wide, .277” 429 / Same rim and cup as No. 6-1 ⁄ 2A small shank tenor trombone, deep well rounded. but with a full bass trombone throat and backbore for a rich, compact sound of large volume.
- 6-1 ⁄ 2AL / Medium / 25.40 mm / Medium wide, .265” 420 / Same specifications as No. 61 ⁄ 2AL small shank tenor trombone deep well rounded. 17⁄ 64” but with .265” throat. Requires well-developed embouchure. C