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Bach - Classic Series French Horn Mouthpieces

For a guide to Bach's mouthpieces, click here to view their mouthpiece manual.

Vincent Bach was a rare combination of artist and engineer. He was constantly changing his mouthpiece designs until the mid 1960’s when they became more standardized.

Models available

 Model Cup
Depth
Cup
Dia.
(mm)
Rim
Shape
Description
3
Medium
17.6
Narrow A large mouthpiece for great volume of tone, especially in the low register.
7
Medium
17.25 Narrow Fairly large size, for a strong embouchure.
7S
Medium
17.25 Narrow Same as No. 7 but with larger throat and backbore. Freer blowing, darker sound.
10
Deep
16.8 Medium
wide

This cushion-rim model produces the German romantic horn tone, rich in volume, beautiful in quality. A player having no difficulty with the high register should use this model.
10S
Deep
16.55
Medium
wide
Same as No. 10 but with larger throat and backbore.
11
Medium
16.25
Medium
wide
Our best selling model, with cushion rim and brilliant heroic tone. Players who do strenuous work prefer this model.
12
Medium
16.5
Narrow This rim gives greater flexibility to players with a rather delicate embouchure.
15 Medium 16.3 Narrow Medium small. For players with a rather tender embouchure but who nevertheless want a good volume of tone.
16 Deep 16.25 Medium
wide
For players with sensitive embouchures who strive for a pure, solid, romantic horn tone.
18 Medium 16.15 Narrow A small mouthpiece. Requires little strength to fill. Well suited for weak lips.

About Bach mouthpieces

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, Vincent Bach’s 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.

When selecting a Bach trumpet, cornet and fluegelhorn mouthpieces, a brass instrumentalist should choose one that allows the player 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.

Because no two players have the same lip or tooth formation, what is perfect for one player may be entirely unsuitable for another. Bach produces thousands of different combinations of rims, cups and backbores so that each player can find the best mouthpiece for their individual embouchure.

Visit us at Music Elements and try several genuine Bach mouthpiece models, all stamped with the Vincent Bach trademark.

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