Vincent Bach trumpet mouthpieces come in many different models so that each player can find the best fit for them, as no two players have the same lip or tooth formation. When selecting a Bach trumpet, cornet, or fluegelhorn mouthpiece, a brass instrumentalist should choose one that allows them to produce a solid, compact tone of large volume. A carefully selected Bach mouthpiece can help improve a player’s embouchure, attack, tonguing, and endurance.
The majority of trumpet players have played a Vincent Bach mouthpiece at some point, and the vast majority of new trumpets come with a 7C trumpet mouthpiece, either a genuine Vincent Bach 7C or a copy of this model (or sometimes just stamped “7C” but bearing no relation to the original).
The history of Bach starts with mouthpieces. A century ago, trumpet player Vincent Bach began experimenting with designs and manufacturing processes to replace a broken mouthpiece. Soon after, his mouthpieces, and later his trumpets, set the standard for excellence. We continue that standard today through constant innovation and dedication to the craft. In the Bach workshop, crafting a mouthpiece begins with innovative, yet classic designs and is then carved by a computer-numeric-controlled machine that shapes and cuts solid brass bars. Each step is precise within one ten-thousandth of an inch.
One of the most famous orchestral trumpet players ever, Adolf Herseth, played a Bach number 1 mouthpiece with a 22 throat. Virtuoso Gerard Schwartz played a Bach 3C on all his trumpets but with a larger throat for the smaller instruments, the biggest throat he used was for the Piccolo Bb trumpet.