Karl Hammond mouthpieces have become a favorite in the brass world for their comfort, sound and response. Made in Western Springs, Illinois, Hammond mouthpieces are played by professionals around the country and beyond and offer a variety of cup widths and depths to custom fit the individual player.
Note: Inventory on HD mouthpieces is limited to those sizes listed on the site. Inquiries on other sizes and custom designs are welcome but may be placed on a wait list due to Hammond's continuing popularity.
Hammond Bach Schilke
14 7 48
13 6 50
12 5 51
11 4 52
10 3 53
19 1 1/2 58
20 1 1/4 59
21 1 60
XS: Very shallow cup and tight throat to facilitate the upper register. The 14XS is for alto players desiring a good solo sound.
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.
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),
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.
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
XL: Extremely deep cup that is a great euphonium set-up. The 12XL is the 51D comparison players have requested. .281/T4
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
BXL: Very deep bowl shape cup but features the funneled entrance to the throat like the BL. This is the big boy! .316/BT
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