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