Greg Black Trumpet Mouthpiece
Standard Rim Sizes:
Greg Black 1 - Medium Wide Rim, Cup Diameter 17.3mm/.681in
Greg Black 1 1/4 Medium Wide Rim, Cup Diameter 17.1mm/.673in
Greg Black 1 1/2 Medium Wide Rim, Cup Diameter 16.9mm/.665in
Greg Black 3 Medium Wide Rim, Cup Diameter 16.5mm/.650in
Greg Black Commercial Backbore Descriptions
#1 A tight backbore that provides a brilliant sound.
#2 A backbore that provides resistance yet provides a lively sound.
#2*O A more open version of the #2.
#3 Commercial but can be used for a variety of playing situations. Very even from top to bottom.
#4* A tighter version of the #4.
#4 Open enough to give a full, broad sound.
#4*O A more open version of the #4.
#5* A tighter version of the #5.
#5 Has power with less resistance to provide a bright tone.
#5*O A more open version of the #5.
#6 A medium sized, full sounding backbore. Excellent for a variety of styles
Greg Black Classical Backbore Descriptions
#7 Provides full, warm sound for all around work.
#8 A smaller, yet dark, symphonic sound. "Schmidt" style.
#8*O A more open version of the #8 backbore. The upper part of the backbore is altered/opened by introducing a partial '87' shape.
#9 A medium sized symphonic backbore that is centered and dark. (a downsized "24" style)
#9*O A more open version of the #9, sized right in between the #9 and #10.
#10 A bigger, darker symphonic sound. Excellent for orchestral work. (a full "24" style)
#11* A slightly tighter version of the #11.
#11 Big and free blowing to help in the upper register. Designed for piccolo use. ( "117" Style)
#12 Very open and free blowing. Sounds extremely dark. ( "87" Style)
ABOUT GREG BLACK MOUTHPIECES
Greg Black has been making mouthpieces for trumpet, trombone, french horn, and tuba since 1985. Greg worked at the famed Giardinelli Band Instrument Co. when it was located at 151 West 46th Street in New York City, first making stock mouthpieces then moving to custom work under Bob Giardinelli.