My #1 selling mouthpiece at ACB!
ACB MV 3C Special Trumpet Mouthpiece
I have often wondered why you see the eBay auctions of Bach Mount Vernon 3C mouthpieces sell routinely for $400 and more. Is there something special and different to these pieces over a traditional 3c?
Well... the answer I found out was YES!
Check out the overlay below for a comparison of my standard 3C (in red) to the ACB MV 3C:
I am now offering this custom mouthpiece in my line for a lot of reasons but mostly because it sounds so great! It is a bit bigger all-around (as seen in the overlay) than the traditional 3C. For me it feels a smidge smaller than a 1 1/2C. I also put my MO backbore (smaller symphonic shaped) and a #26 throat in this piece. The sound shape is tremendous and rich.
All non-standard blank ACB pieces are custom orders and take 4 weeks.
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I will compare this piece to the Curry 3C., since I have been playing that for years and many people have one. The rims are basically the same -- my chops could not feel a difference, which is fine because it's a great rim. The inner diameter felt the same too. So if you like your Curry 3C., you will have a seamless transition to this MV 3C. The tone is very similar, but the ACB had more power / depth to the sound as I played above the staff. I wouldn't say the Curry gets "thin" above the staff necessarily, but it is thinner by comparison. The ACB, for me, had all the brilliance of the Curry plus a dark core underneath it. This can probably be attributed to the backbore Trent designed, but I don't know. This is coming from an amateur player. I am just a lowly middle school band director, not a pro player. Someone with better chops and more practice time could probably get a lot more out of this piece that I can. Bottom line: The MV3C is everything you love about your Curry 3C. but with more dark power / core to the sound.
MV 3C from Trent
I've played this piece for about 8 months now and love it. It's very comfortable, has wonderful tone quality on my Selmer Radial. I got the superslug blank. Couldn't ask for a better person to work with. Trent Rocks!!!