Individual mouthpieces

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 personalized mouthpiece.

Breslmair for trumpets

The following illustration shows a trumpet mouthpiece in section. The corresponding names apply to all sorts of mouthpieces and partly represent old Viennese terminology, which I would like to maintain.

The rims

The rim shape of the mouthpiece should support the lip buzzing as well as possible and, therefore, it should neither be too broad (obstructing) nor too slim (piercing). A good rim should allow for longer playing sessions which do not fatigue the musician. Extreme forms should be avoided (steeply inclining to the inside or to the outside, too broad, too slim).

G: Old Viennese rim shape without extremes. Prominent inner edge, rather gently inclining to the outside. Provides good endurance.
L: Rim shape by professor Levora, soloist of the Vienna Philarmonic Orchestra in the 1960s. Reduced inner edge compared to rim G, more curved to the outside and more steeply inclining. Provides a very good embouchure.
H: This rim shape resembles the widespread mouthpiece 1 1/2. The slim rim provides agility during the play.
V: Equal to the rim shape 1 ¼. By this, I provide the possibility to change from a standard mouthpiece to my module system without any severe conversion problems.
K: The inner edge equals the rim G, extended towards the outside to 28.0mm. For more endurance, without a considerable loss of the flexibility provided by a normal, broad rim. Recommended for shallow cups.
W: The inner edge equals the rim G. Outer diameter of 29.0 mm. Designed for playing for longer periods without fatigue on the part of the musician. Recommended for shallow cups.
1: Rim shape Hand P. Schuh (Phil.) Emerged from a G1, which my father amended individually, according to the demands. Elevated inner edge.
1C: Copy of the brass rim 1C. According to the inner edge, the rim shape was modified in a way that this rim matches the G- cup series (as desired by Martin Lechner).
E4: Copy of the Yamaha-rim 15E4 moderate inner edge, steeply inclining to the outside. Inner width slightly tighter than standard rims. Hans Gansch and Reinhold Ampros (Phil.) play on this rim.
7D: Copy of the Bach-rim 7DW. This inner width (approx.. 16,00mm) is, in combination with a relatively broad rim width, well-suited for the bottom parts of piccolos. Prominent inner edge for an exact entry

This small selection only represents a part of the available rims and provides a representative overview of the complete range. In the following table you can find the complete range of products, which is being continuously expanded. Note: The representation of all the rims is individual with regards to the size, the relations to each other are not proportional.

So, which Breslmair do you play with?

  • TP1

    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    82,50

    Your loyal companion for playing in an ordinary brass-band or for playing in a sophisticated orchestra.

    This mouthpiece is suitable for both rotary valve and piston valve trumpets.

    • single mouthpiece
    • Rim shape: T1
    • Outer diameter: 26,98 mm
    • Nominal diameter: 16,30 mm
    • Cup depth: S
    • Drill: 3,66 mm
    • Stem: R
    • Stem size: tight
  • G2

    99,17174,17

    G2 – Single mouthpiece

    Worlds most chosen and most played Breslmair trumpet model.
    This mouthpice is recommended for rotary trumpets. Please contact us via contact formular if you are playing piston trumpets.

    Detail-specifications:

    • Single mouthpiece
    • Rim shape: G
    • Outer diameter: 27,50 mm
    • Nominal diameter: 16,72 mm
    • Cup depth: Medium
    • Drill: 3,80 mm
    • Stem size: wide

  • TP2

    Rated 4.86 out of 5
    140,83

    Karl’s masterpiece for your trumpet.

    An enchantingly instant response, particularly in lower tone ranges, characterises this masterpiece – TP2.

    This mouthpiece is suggested for rotary valve trumpets. Please ask for our TP models for trumpets with pump valves via contact form.

    Detail-specifications

    • Single mouthpiece
    • Rim shape: T2
    • Outer diameter: 27,32 mm
    • Nominal diameter: 16,65 mm
    • Cup depth: M
    • Drill: 3,80 mm
    • Stem: G
    • Stem size: medium
  • G3

    99,17174,17

    G3 – Single mouthpiece

    This mouthpice is recommended for rotary trumpets. Please contact us via contact formular if you are playing piston trumpets.

    Detail-specifications:

    • Single mouthpiece
    • Rim shape: G
    • Outer diameter: 27,50 mm
    • Nominal diameter: 16,72 mm
    • Cup depth: Medium
    • Drill: 3,80 mm
    • Stem: S
    • Stem size: medium

  • TP3

    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    174,17

    Breslmair’s excellency for your trumpet.

    The TP3 is the first choice for soloists and for talented masters of their craft. As well as for those, who strive to become such.

    An impressive clear tone with high precision – even in the highest sound pitches.

    This mouthpiece is suggested for rotary valve trumpets. Please ask for our TP models for trumpets with pump valves via contact form.

    Detail-specifications:

    • single mouthpiece
    • Rim shape: T3
    • Outer diameter: 27,32 mm
    • Nominal diameter: 16,88 mm
    • Cup depth: T
    • Drill: 3,90 mm
    • Stem: R
    • Stem size: broad

Rims for trumpet mouthpieces of the module system.

Rim shape Outer diameter Nominal width Cup diameter Comment
R 27,7 15,973 16 Rim Prof. R. Rudolf (Viennese Symphony)
7D 27,95 15,974 16 Equals Bach 7DW Mt. Vernon
7E 27,7 15,974 16 Inner edge 7D outside flat and broad
2DE 27,956 16,088 15,64 Rim Tilz 2DE
BB 27,89 16,096 16 Rim of a piccolo mouthpiece, broad
K16 27,6 16,322 16 Rims shape K for module cups 16,0mm
EL 27,446 16,328 16 Rim Engelbert LOIDL. RSO Vienna
N5 28,27 16,383 16 Rim shape according to Bo Nilson
4X 28,199 16,448 16 Rim Denis Wick 4X
7CE 27,62 16,471 16 Rim Tilz 7CE
V16 26,915 16,477 16 Rim shape V suitable for module cups 16,0mm
B 29 16,551 16,4 Broad rim, round contour, comfortable
A 27,769 16,606 16,4 Round contour, according to an old Fagonmesser A
2C 26,893 16,629 16,4 Contour according to Bach 2C
E4 27,626 16,633 16,4 Rim Yamaha 15E4
112 27,2 16,645 16,4 Rim equals Bach 11/2C
T6 27,414 16,646 16,4 Rim Schantl T6
GS 27,543 16,664 16,4 Similar to rim G, according to the old Fogonmesser S2
GI 1 27,424 16,668 16,4 Old variant of the rim shape G
V2 27,115 16,677 16,4 Contour according to Bach I1/4C, 0.2mm tighter than the V-rim
S 27,5 16,69 16,4 According to Randfagonmesser S
1 27,496 16,693 16,4 Rim shape H.P. Schuh (Phil.)
2 27,496 16,693 16,4 Rim shape H.P. Schuh (Phil.) inner edge less prominent
3 27,22 16,694 16,4 Rim Bach Nr.3 (Arnold Mehl)
ST 27,408 16,706 16,4 Rim K. Steininger (Symph.)
ST4 28,008 16,706 16,4 Rim K. Steininger (Symph.), broad
G 27,5 16,718 16,4 Rim of single mouthpiece series G
G2B 27,45 16,72 16,4 Archetype of rim G
HD 27,762 16,722 16,4 Rim H. Demmer (Tonkünstler)
K 28 16,722 16,4 Inner edge according to rim G, broader on the outside, steep
W 29 16,722 16,4 Broad rim for greater endurance
GL 27,522 16,742 16,4 Similar to rim G, more steeply inclining to the outside
GW 27,5 16,752 16,4 Archetypical form of rim G
L 27,376 16,754 16,4 Contour according to Prof. Levora (Phil.)
3C 27,3 16,824 16,4 Bach 3C Mt. Vernon (Tamas Velenczei)
H 27,432 16,829 16,4 Contour according to Bach I1/2C, modified
VC1 27,315 16,867 16,4 Variation of V, sharper inner edge R1.452
VC2 27,315 16,875 16,4 Variation of V, sharper inner edge R1.389
V 27,315 16,877 16,4 Contour according to Bach I1/4C, modified R1.629
17 27,457 16,91 16,4 Rim Schilke 17
7C 27,003 16,954 16,4 Contour according to Bach 7C
114 27,498 16,994 16,5 Rim equals Bach 1’/4C
GW5 27,769 17,02 16,5 Rim contour GW, wider inner width
1 C 27,33 17,163 16,4 Bach 1C, modified
Rim shape Outer diameter Nominal width Cup diameter Comment

The cup

The form of the cup is critical when it comes to the task of achieving the desired tone and the desired expression of the play. It is still true that a large cup is more likely to contribute to a beautiful, round tone than a shallow one. However, ultimately, it is exclusively up to the musician to decide which type of cup contributes to his/her comfort while playing his/her instrument.

G1: Goes back to an old Viennese mouthpiece used by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Origin of all G-mouthpieces. Large tone volume and sonorous sound.
G2: Shallower than G 1, superb sound quality and ability to create the right intonation.
Most popular mouthpiece with orchestras.
G3: Suitable for talented learners as well as for professional musicians. Recommended for brass music and popular music.
G4: Musicians who are devoted to modern music will be pleased by this model. Small drill (3.60mm) in the cup, very shallow, but wide at the core in order to prevent the tone from becoming to shrill. Also suitable for piccolos.
G5: Shallow cup for jazz and Big Band music, in combination with the according stem it represents a high-quality mouthpiece for piccolos.
G6: Extremely shallow, flat cup for extreme high frequencies in combination with the according stem-drill.

This small selection only represents a small example of the available cups and forms the basis of the complete range. In the following table you can find the complete range of products which is being continuously expanded and improved.

Cup Drill Depth Cup width Comment
GlW 3,8 TT 16,4 Large orchestra model for German trumpet
GE48 3,8 TT 16,4 Cup shape according to Yamaha 15E4
G1 3,8 T 16,4 Original form of the old mouthpiece GI
G1 S 3,8 T 16,4 Slightly shallower than Gl, according to H.P. Schuh (Phil.)
G2B 3,8 MT 16,4 Archetypical form of the current G2 cup
G2 3,8 MT 16,4 Classic orchestra-cup
G2S 3,8 MT 16,4 Shallower and more V-shaped than G2
G2A 3,8 M 16,4 Not as deep as G2
G3 S 3,8 M 16,4 Special form of cup G3
G3 3,8 M 16,4 Cup suited for modern music and brass music
G3C 3,7 M 16,4 According to Bach 3C Mt. Vernon (Tamas Velenczei)
G3A 3,8 MS 16,4 Variation of G3
G3 W 3,8 MS 16,4 “Viennese” variation of G3
G7D 3,7 MS 16,4 Cup shape according to Bach 7DW
G4 3,6 S 16,4 Shallow cup with wide core
GA4 3,7 SS 16,4 Piccolo cup and jazz
G5 3,65 S 16,4 Suitable for jazz, modern music and piccolos
G6 3,6 SS 16,4 Piccolo cup and jazz

The names for the cups were partly adopted from or derived from existing Komplettmundstrücken. Due to continuous supplementation and progression, confusing names emerge, which are frequently the result of an overlap in or of a variation of multiple cup shapes. Within the module system, the drill of the cup has to measure 3.8mm or less, so that all variations of stems match. If desired, special drills can be produced individually. Cup width: The width of the cup on the line between cup and rim – 2.5mm rim inwards. The most common rims can easily be classified within my system. For certain rims, whose inner width are classifiable as extreme, it is either possible to adjust the cups or cups from the special model line turn out to be suitable. The description of the sound character of the cup was avoided on purpose. It is only the totality of the system – the musician, the mouthpiece, the instrument, the genre – which can be described subjectively. Consider that the rim as well as the selected stem drill influences the sound substantially! The decision of which type of cup (or mouthpiece) is suitable for which type of music exclusively lies with the musician!

So, which Breslmair do you play with?

  • TP1

    Rated 5.00 out of 5
    82,50

    Your loyal companion for playing in an ordinary brass-band or for playing in a sophisticated orchestra.

    This mouthpiece is suitable for both rotary valve and piston valve trumpets.

    • single mouthpiece
    • Rim shape: T1
    • Outer diameter: 26,98 mm
    • Nominal diameter: 16,30 mm
    • Cup depth: S
    • Drill: 3,66 mm
    • Stem: R
    • Stem size: tight
  • G2

    99,17174,17

    G2 – Single mouthpiece

    Worlds most chosen and most played Breslmair trumpet model.
    This mouthpice is recommended for rotary trumpets. Please contact us via contact formular if you are playing piston trumpets.

    Detail-specifications:

    • Single mouthpiece
    • Rim shape: G
    • Outer diameter: 27,50 mm
    • Nominal diameter: 16,72 mm
    • Cup depth: Medium
    • Drill: 3,80 mm
    • Stem size: wide

  • TP2

    Rated 4.86 out of 5
    140,83

    Karl’s masterpiece for your trumpet.

    An enchantingly instant response, particularly in lower tone ranges, characterises this masterpiece – TP2.

    This mouthpiece is suggested for rotary valve trumpets. Please ask for our TP models for trumpets with pump valves via contact form.

    Detail-specifications

    • Single mouthpiece
    • Rim shape: T2
    • Outer diameter: 27,32 mm
    • Nominal diameter: 16,65 mm
    • Cup depth: M
    • Drill: 3,80 mm
    • Stem: G
    • Stem size: medium

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