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Patrick Trumpet Mouthpieces

About Patrick Mouthpieces

Let’s face it. The playing that we do today is different than trumpet players did 25+ years ago. We are asked to play different styles on the same gig or rehearsal. We might play lead in a jazz band, play a church gig, play a wedding ceremony and the 4 hour long pounding reception, or even a Symphony concert with the first half being classical and the second, a strenuous pops half! You get the idea. All the while, the expectations of perfection have grown higher and higher.

Many great commercial players play smaller mouthpieces for the demanding work that they do. Then, in order to sound appropriate for other work, they switch to a bigger mouthpiece for a darker sound. The drill sizes on our larger mouthpieces are not so big that they wear you out. We compensate those hole sizes with a back-bore to give you a very dark sound. Even when pushed, the mouthpieces retain their deep, resonant sound quality.

The commercial side of our trumpet line is very different than anything currently on the market. The design cues date back to the golden age of trumpet where everybody had a big fat huge bright sound. It takes design cues from the early Jet-Tones, but with some fairly substantial differences. The rims are fairly wide and “cushy”. This makes a comfortable setup for the player, but also helps disperse the pressure over a larger area of the lips thereby increasing endurance. The mouthpieces have a V shaped cup, and have the perfect amount of resistance in the throat area to be able to play in the high range for hours. The back-bores are set up to accentuate the natural acoustics of a shallow mouthpiece with a trumpet – BIG, BRIGHT and FAT!!

The shape of these cups make it possible to play high easier for longer periods of time and not bottom out. The pitch center is more controlled than most shallow C cups as well.  These mouthpieces are easier to produce a fuller sound throughout the entire range of the trumpet (including the higher range) as the shallow C cup and with more pitch control for longer periods of time.

 

PATRICK COMMERCIAL MOUTHPIECES

Patrickmouthiece.jpg Patrick Standard 1.5C
$95.00
Modeled after an extremely comfortable Bach Mt. Vernon 1 1/2C. This mouthpiece was designed to not "feel" quite as big. But it still is a good size piece. The rim is much more comfortable than most new big mouthpieces on the market today. It has a 27 hole and the back-bore is designed to give a full round dark sound. Even when pushed the sound quality stays the same. The idea was to have a mouthpiece that was very dark and round, and when pushed, had some brilliant qualities without being "edgy" or "nasal" in it's nature. 1.5C: 0.6703 inner diameter measured at 0.030" 0.1440 throat 27 drill 1.0743 outside diameter
Patrickmouthiece.jpg Patrick Standard 3C
$95.00
This mouthpiece was modeled after an early Elkhart model Bach 3C. The rim is very comfortable for hours of playing. The hole size, and back-bore are the same as the 1 1/2. The playing and sound characteristics are very similar to the 1 1/2, but with a slightly smaller inner-diameter. 3C: 0.6657 inner diameter measured at 0.030" 0.1440 throat 27 drill 1.0659 outside diameter
Patrickmouthiece.jpg Patrick Standard 5B Trumpet Mouthpiece
$95.00
The 5B has the same rim the my 5Z (Severinsen model). It is loosely based on an early Elkhart Bach 6B. Many players playing a mouthpiece of this size switch back and forth between a small mouthpiece and a bigger one, so this piece was designed with them in mind. The cup is a little deeper than the 1 1/2 and the 3. It also has the same back-bore and hole size as the 1 1/2 and the 3 so it retains similar characteristics, but with a slightly more compact darker sound. 5B: 0.6521 inner diameter measured at 0.030" 0.1440 throat 27 drill 1.0603 outer diameter
Patrickmouthiece.jpg Patrick Standard 5C Trumpet Mouthpiece
$95.00
The 5C has the same rim as the 5Z (Severinsen model). It has a 27 hole, and the standard classical back-bore. The major difference of my 5C model and other manufacturers, is that I incorporate the 3C cup in my 5C, giving it more body and the actual cup more overall volume for a big round sound. You still retain the benefit of the smaller rim size, but without giving up the sound of the bigger mouthpiece. 5C: 0.6521 inner diameter measured at 0.030" 0.1440 throat 27 drill 1.0603 outer diameter
Patrickmouthiece.jpg Patrick Standard 7.1B Trumpet Mouthpiece
$95.00
This mouthpiece has a slightly flatter rim contour and is extremely comfortable. It was developed in my search for a good classical mouthpiece to use when I play symphony work. Quite a bit of my playing is done on a much smaller diameter with a different rim, so this mouthpiece facilitates that type of switch. It has a deep cup from a Bach 1B, but the rim inner diameter is closer to a 7. The cup is deeper than the 1 1/2 and the 3. It also has the same back-bore and hole size as the 1 1/2 and the 3 so it retains similar characteristics, but with a darker sound.
Patrickmouthiece.jpg Patrick Standard 7.3C Trumpet Mouthpiece
$95.00
This mouthpiece has a slightly flatter rim contour and is extremely comfortable. It was developed in my search for a good classical mouthpiece to use when I play symphony work. Quite a bit of my playing is done on a much smaller diameter with a different rim, so this mouthpiece facilitates that type of switch. It has a deep cup from the PATRICK 3C, but the rim inner diameter is closer to a 7. It also has the same back-bore and hole size as the 1 1/2 and the 3 so it retains similar characteristics.
Patrickmouthiece.jpg Patrick Standard 10.5C Trumpet Mouthpiece
$95.00
This mouthpiece is modeled after one of the first Bach New York 10 1/2 C's ever made. (It was made sometime in the late 1920's!) The hole size is a 27, and the back-bore is slightly brighter than the 1 1/2, 3, and 5. It is extremely comfortable and does not feel very small. It makes a wonderful all around mouthpiece and also a great piccolo or Eb trumpet mouthpiece. It also lends itself for those switching back and forth from a smaller commercial mouthpiece. Band directors - I HIGHLY recommend starting your young players on this mouthpiece. Because of the size and shape, it will help them to get a good sound right away and to not develop any bad habits from straining on a mouthpiece that is too big. 10.5C: 0.6634 inner diameter measured at 0.030" 0.1440 throat 27 drill 1.0587 outer diameter
Patrickmouthiece.jpg Patrick Standard 12C Trumpet Mouthpiece
$95.00
This mouthpiece "feels" a good bit smaller than the LM-10.5C because of the high point being further in and having a wider outer diameter. It still has a good size C cup and is not like our commercial line. It's a good mouthpiece for all around work for someone who just plays on a conventional shape mouthpiece with a smaller diameter. It shares the 27 hole and back-bore of the rest of our classical lineup. 12C: 0.6494 inner diameter measured at 0.030" 0.1440 throat 27 drill 1.0609 outer diameter