Naturally, Karl Breslmair also produces individual mouthpieces, tailored to your very own needs, demands and preferences. The possibilities with regards to custom-made products are many and range from one-piece mouthpieces to three-piece mouthpieces and specially made rims. Here you find initial information to help you with the search for your personalised mouthpiece.
Breslmair for trombones
Trombone mouthpieces 3-piece module system rims:
We offer three rim shapes made of different material, according to the respective bell size.
- Brass (silver-plated od. gold-plated)
- Plastic (white, food-safe)
- Polymer-wood (patent)
|rim A:||Flat rim shape. (e.g..: A50 for cups with 50 as the last digit)|
|rim B:||Steeply incliding to the outside (e.g.: B58 for cups with 58 as the last digit)|
|rim C:||Mild inner edge, rather steeply inclining to the outside (z.B.: C45 for cup Nr. 145)|
Breslmair for trombones
Cup: The first digit indicates the number of the cup, the last two digits indicate the size of the cup. (e.g.: Cup 154 equals a bell width of 25.4mm) Within the module system, the size of the cup/stem drill is consistently 6.0mm (if desired, the size of the drills can be expanded), models which show a letter in the first instance (Y, C, etc.) are included in the table and require special shanks.
|C25 6.5||Y1 6.7||Y1 6.7|
|Y15 6.7||Y15 6.7|
For every instrument, it is important to select the suitable shank. The distance between the upper-edge of the rim and the leadpipe should account for a length between 45 mm and 55 mm. For older models, two different drills were offered (A, tight, as well as B, wide). Stem drill A was removed from the product line.
|Size 1: 12.0mm||Alto trombone, Bassflügelhorn|
|Size 2: 12.3mm||Tenor trombone, tenorhorn, Lätzsch 2, (standard small)|
|Size 3: 12.5mm||Tenorhorn, baritone|
|Size 4: 13.0mm||Baritone, Lätzsch 3|
|Size 5: 13.3mm||Old-Viennese baritone, Yamaha tenorhorn|
|Size 6: 14.0mm||Trombone with wide shank, (standard large)|
The diversity of variation possibilities do not allow for a precise allocation to a special instrument type. Every musician can and should select a mouthpiece according to his/her individual needs. We continuously work on improvements and further developments and I am always open for inspiration from or constructive criticism by other musicians.
Despite the clear advantages, not all musicians are keen on the module system or find it necessary to keep their mouthpiece variable. This is why we offer trombone mouthpieces in the form of two-piece models. For those, cup and stem (shank) form a unity (subpart).
Classifications of models
Model overview – complete mouthpieces
|Model||Rim shape||Inside 0||Outside 0||Depth||Drill 0|
The model designations are a result of their development. At the basis of nearly every model are the ideas and personal wishes of an excellent musician. Most of the suggestions for the further development of the trombone mouthpieces came from Prof. Hans Pöttler, for which I want to express my gratitude. The majority of the models, however, were designed by my father. I re-measured and modified those models, which is why they became reproducible with such high precision as they are now. I would also like to thank Mr. Prof. Peter Jakelj, whose suggestions influenced the design of the bass trombone mouthpieces.
The distinction of bell widths and their allocation to instrument types only provides a rough orientation for the selection process, in which, clearly, the musician’s purposes and demands should play the major role.
So, which Breslmair do you play with?
The way to your desired mouthpiece begins here. Conceptualise your personalised ‘Breslmair’ yourself. Choose the rim, the cup shape, the shank as well as the stem according to your needs. Karl Breslmair personally takes care of your wishes, no matter whether you desire individual rims or an identical replicate your old, perhaps even historical mouthpiece. Concerning your specific wishes, you can contact us via our contact form.