Trombone Mouthpieces
Trumpet and Cornet Mouthpieces
Symphonic Heavyweight Trumpet Mouthpiece
Standard Trumpet Mouthpiece
Standard Cornet Mouthpiece
Available Trumpet Products
Marking
Description
Throat
Backbore
S
Our shallowest cup with an open entrance to the throat producing a bright and edgy sound but with good response.
27
#1
Mb
This is similar in depth to the MV, but in a bowl-shape. This helps to create a very versatile cup for all-around playability. The MB is the choice of the player needing more support, but the ML cup is too open.
26
#3
Mv
Medium-depth cup in a V shape. This helps create a free feeling mouthpiece because of the very efficient nature of the cup. The response is quick and the sound can be darker in quiet dynamics, or brighter in louder settings.
27
#2
ML
This is the standard cup depth/shape within the Hammond Design line. This cup is unique in that it offers the depth of sound of a bowl-shaped cup, but quick response and free playability of a V-shaped cup.
25
#4
MLx
Same cup and rim as above, but with a 24 throat and #3 standard backbore, for an even more focused sound . Good for C trumpet.
24
#3
MLH
Also the same exact cup as the ML/MLX, but in the heavier symphonic blank for even greater projection and depth. This is set-up to be very focused and open
23
#4
L
A deeper V-style cup for an extremely large, deep sound, but with balancing that aids in creating easier playability for a cup so large.
26
#4
XL
This deep, flugel-style cup, commonly referred to as the “fluffy”, is utilized in the Bb and C trumpet for the situational playing requiring a distant or extremely dark sound. Because of the openness of this mouthpiece, we made it shorter for better intonation.
20
#3
Trumpet Rim Size Comparison Chart
(Download PDF Chart)
Hammond Marking
Diameter
Bach Equivalent*
Schilke Equivalent*
1
.681
1
20
2
.673
1C
19
3
.668
1 1/4
17 / 16c4
4
.662
1 1/2
14 / 15
5
.655
3
15B
6
.648
5
13c4
7
.642
7
11


* These charts are not based on other manufacturers number, but how the piece would crossover to the corresponding Hammond Design diameter. This is based on the feel and the blowing characteristics of the mouthpiece. This is also based on years of assisting players in this very matter.
Trumpet Backbore Information
Hammond Marking
Description
#1
A tight backbore for a bright and edgy sound
#2
The same shape as the #1, but machined in farther for more depth of sound
#3
The same shape of the #2 is there, but with added openness and contour in the top of the backbore for a more open feel.
#4
More contour in the midsection of this backbore that opens it up further for a darker sound.
#5
This is the full symphonic backbore that carries the same concepts further for an extremely dark, open sound.
Trumpet Pricing Information
Trumpet or Cornet Mouthpiece (Silver Plated): $105
Trumpet or Cornet Mouthpiece (Gold Plated): $145
Symphonic Heavyweight Trumpet Mouthpiece (Silver Plated): $110
Symphonic Heavyweight Trumpet Mouthpiece (Gold Plated): $150

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Mellophone Mouthpieces
Standard Mellophone Mouthpiece
Available Mellophone Products
Marking
Description
Throat
Backbore
6MP
This is the "standard" for mellophone throughout the marching world. This piece has a very centered and open feel coupled with a wide spectrum of sound. The deep V-shape cup is matched with a 20 throat and a #4. backbore.
20
#4
6MPh & 5MPh
These custom mellophone mouthpieces are the heavyweight versions of the 6MP and 5MP and provide a slightly darker and more focused core sound.
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5MP
A deeper, more open version of the 6MP. The wider rim diameter coupled with the extra depth and a larger throat create a darker mellophone sound.
19
#4
Mellophone Pricing
5MP / 6MP: $105
5MPh & 6MPh: $135 (Special Order) Shop Hammond Design Mouthpieces
Trombone Mouthpieces
Small Stem Trombone Mouthpiece
Skeletonized Small Stem Trombone Mouthpiece
Available Products
Marking
Description
Stem
Alto/Tenor Trombone
XS
Very shallow cup and tight throat to facilitate the upper register. The 14XS is for alto players desiring a good solo sound.
Small only
S
Less shallow than the XS, but still a brighter playing cup. This cup is mated with a tight throat for a lead-type sound. Can also effectively be used on alto
Small only
M
Medium-depth cup with a V shape. This is an extremely efficient cup with the capability of duel use between section work or possibly lead on small bore, or solo work on large bore. .257 throat/T2 backbore(small bore), .265 throat /T5 backbore(large),
Small or Large
ML
This is the standard cup within the Hammond Design trombone line. It has aspects of both conical and bowl shapes to help become the all-around choice of most players looking for a focused, yet colorful sound. .265/T3 small bore, .281/T4 large bore.
Small or Large
L
This cup is deeper than the ML, but with the same shape carried further down in the mouthpiece. For those players needing more low end in their sound or for the principal player needing more "space". .281/T4
Large only
XL
Extremely deep cup that is a great euphonium set-up. The 12XL is the 51D comparison players have requested. .281/T4
Large only
Bass Trombone
BL
This is a large cup diameter with large cup depth. This is a bowl-shape with a funneled entrance to the throat for a very open feel, but with the control of a shallower cup. .316/BT
Large only
BXL
Very deep bowl shape cup but features the funneled entrance to the throat like the BL. This is the big boy! .316/BT
Large only
Jay Friedman Trombone Mouthpieces
Jay Friedman Trombone Mouthpieces
I have enjoyed working with Jay on these pieces. The large bore piece was designed by he and I many years back, while the small bore and the altos were newer additions a few years ago. They were all designed to give him options for all of his day to day work that he does with the CSO. The descriptions are his words. I felt that there would be nobody better to describe the pieces than the man himself.    Visit JayFriedman.net

Marking
Description
F1
Friedman Large shank; This mouthpiece is based on a 3G type dimension, but with a medium rounded rim, more funnel shaped cup and slightly narrower throat for more focus in the upper register. Produces a large, warm modern symphonic sound, but requires a strong, focused embouchure and air stream to produce the desired center for 1st and 2nd large orchestra tenor trombone parts. Compares to Hammond 10 rim. Large stem only.
FS1
Friedman small shank; Based on the large shank version, but with slightly shallower cup, same medium rounded rim and same backbore. Works well with medium-bore trombones such as Bach 36, Conn 78H. Compares to Hammond 10 rim. Small stem only.
FA1
Friedman Alto No. 1; A brilliant sounding alto mouthpiece, great for solo playing and centering the larger bore alto trombones. This mouthpiece is excellent for pieces such as Beethoven 5, 9. Also valuable for creating a historical sound of the 19th century, with it's more alto timbre. I find myself using this mouthpiece more and more to recreate the sound of older authentic alto resonances.

This mouthpiece also works well with small-bore tenor trombones to get an authentic sound on French Impressionist type music. Compares to Bach 4 / Hammond 11 rim. Small stem only.
FA2
Friedman Alto No. 2; A slightly larger version of No. 1 with more body, slightly less brilliance. More orchestral type sound such as in the music of Mozart etc. Good mouthpiece for an alto with a narrow bore. Also good with smaller bore tenor trombones. Compares to Bach 4 / Hammond 11 rim. Small stem only.
FA3
Friedman Alto No. 3: A larger sized alto mouthpiece suitable for late Romantic music, such as Brahms, Dvorak etc. This mouthpiece will blend with the tenor and bass trombone, but will still keep the classic alto sound. Can be used with medium-bore tenor trombones when extreme high register or extreme endurance is required. Compares to Bach 4 /Hammond 11 rim. Small stem only.
Large Stem Trombone Mouthpiece
Trombone Rim Size Comparison Chart
(Download PDF Chart)
Hammond Marking
Diameter
Bach Equivalent*
Schilke Equivalent*
10
1.030
3
53
11
1.020
4
52
12
1.010
5
51
13
1.000
6
50
19
1.068
1 1/2
58
20
1.125
1 1/4
59
21
1.140
1
60


* These charts are not based on other manufacturers' numbers, but how the piece would crossover to the corresponding Hammond Design diameter. This is based on the feel and the blowing characteristics of the mouthpiece. This is also based on years of assisting players in this very matter.
Trombone Backbore Information
Hammond Marking
Description
#T1
A tighter backbore for a brighter sound and more resistant feel.
#T2
Like the T1, only with more openness in the midsection. This creates less resistance, therefore more depth. This is the standard on the small stem M cup pieces.
#T3
Same idea as the T2, just carried in farther. A dark backbore in the small stem configuration. Standard on small bore ML.
#T4
This backbore is very open. Standard symphonic set-up for the ML and L cups in large bore.
#T5
This is the most open, and darkest backbore. I use this backbore to balance the large bore M so as not to be too aggressive or edgy.
#BT
The standard bass backbore. As you would guess, very open, but set-up to balance well with the funneled throats to aid in a consistent and focused feel.
Trombone Pricing Information
Stock Mouthpieces
Stock Trombone Mouthpiece (Silver Plated): $135
Stock Trombone Mouthpiece (Gold Plated): $190
Jay Friedman Mouthpieces
Jay Friedman Trombone Mouthpiece (Silver Plated): $180
Jay Friedman Trombone Mouthpiece (Gold Plated): $245
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Tuba Mouthpieces
Standard Tuba Mouthpiece
Available Tuba Products
Marking
Description
Throat
Backbore
30L
Similar to the Geib but with a more open entrance to the throat. It is a flatter rim with a .323 throat and our standard backbore. This mouthpiece is extremely versatile throughout the range of the horn and produces a even, dark sound.
.323
Standard
30XL
Similar to a Helleberg with a more comfortable rim, a .323 throat and a larger, more contoured backbore for depth as well as response.
.323
Standard
Tuba Pricing Information
Stock Tuba Mouthpiece (Silver Plated): $160
Stock Tuba Mouthpiece (Gold Plated): $215
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Custom Mouthpieces

Karl works on custom orders as time permits. Please contact the shop for all custom and alteration work before sending to Karl. Normal wait time is 6 to 8 weeks for all custom work. Times vary during the year.
Custom Trumpet, Cornet, Flugel, and French Horn Mouthpieces
Custom Trumpet, Cornet, Flugel and French Horn Mouthpieces
Custom Trumpet, Cornet, Flugel, or French Horn Mouthpiece (Silver Plated): $225
Custom Trumpet, Cornet, Flugel, or French Horn Mouthpiece (Gold Plated): $275

Custom Heavyweight Trumpet Mouthpiece (Silver Plated): $245
Custom Heavyweight Trumpet Mouthpiece (Gold Plated): $300

Custom 2 piece model when ordered together (Silver Plated): $250
Custom 2 piece model when ordered together (Gold Plated): $300

Custom Rim only (Silver Plated): $110
Custom Rim only (Gold Plated): $160

Custom Underpart only - cup and backbore (Silver Plated): $165
Custom Underpart only - cup and backbore (Gold Plated): $215

Screw-on top - rim and cup (Silver Plated): $165
Screw-on top - rim and cup (Gold Plated): $215

Screw-on backbore (Silver Plated): $110
Screw-on backbore (Gold Plated): $160

Custom 3-piece models: Call for pricing

Custom Trombone, Baritone, and Euphonium Mouthpieces
Custom Trombone, Baritone, and Euphonium Mouthpieces
Custom Trombone, Baritone, or Euphonium Mouthpiece (Silver Plated): $275
Custom Trombone, Baritone, or Euphonium Mouthpiece (Gold Plated): $300

Custom 2 piece model when ordered together (Silver Plated): $275
Custom 2 piece model when ordered together (Gold Plated): $340

Custom Rim only (Silver Plated): $135
Custom Rim only (Silver Plated): $190

Custom Underpart only - cup and backbore (Silver Plated): $175
Custom Underpart only - cup and backbore (Gold Plated): $240

Screw-on top - rim and cup (Silver Plated): $175
Screw-on top - rim and cup (Gold Plated): $240

Screw-on backbore (Silver Plated): $125
Screw-on backbore (Gold Plated): $190

Tuba: On request

Hammond Design offers Mouthpiece Alterations and Replating
Alterations
Cup and rim alterations: $35
Backbore enlargement: $35
Throat enlargement (by itself): $5 / Throat enlargement (with other alterations): No charge
Stem alterations: $40 / Stem alertations (when requesting Remington Trombone Stem): $60
Threading: $50 / Threading (4 or more): $40/each
Exterior Duplications/Skeletonization: Please call to discuss for estimate
Silver and Gold Replating
Trumpet, Cornet, Flugel, or French horn replating (Silver): $25
Trumpet, Cornet, Flugel, or French horn replating (Gold): $50

Trombone, Baritone, or Euphonium replating (Silver): $25
Trombone, Baritone, or Euphonium replating (Gold): $65