Introducing the new ACB Short Shank Cornet Mouthpieces!
The five depths of cups we will offer with the ACB Cornet line. From left to right:
"D" Cup (shallow bowl which is great for piccolo and trad jazz)
"C" Cup (good for all-around and even piccolo)
"B" Cup (a nice rich solo cornet sound and ensemble piece for brass band performance)
"Hybrid TF" Cup (great for solo work and jazz)
"A" Cup (an extremely deep, almost deep flugelhorn piece that produces an amazingly rich tone... this is a huge mouthpiece depth wise but if you can manipulate the sound it makes is glorious!)
Please note all ACB Cornet mouthpieces are made to order for the client and require a 5-6 week build/plating time.
More digital renderings below:
To make it easier on ordering we're also going to a new numbering system on these. All ACB rims are available but these will be the following popular models (original ACB rim in parantheses):
1 1/2 (1 1/2C)
2 (MV 3c)
L1 (Lead 1)
L 1.25 (Lead 1.25)
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Here's a recent review from one of our clients:
Bought a TA2CWB, which is now called the TA2A, at the beginning of the year and being playing it for most of the time.
I've been playing British Brass Band music in Germany, Spain and USA for almost 40 years. Most of the time I used a Wick 4b, Bach 5 and Sparx 4. 3 years ago I moved to Scotland and found out that my sound was way too bright for British Brass Banding. Switched from a 4 cup to a 3 cup helped a little, but was not sufficient.
So beginning of 2014 I ordered a TA2CWB (2A) from Trent. I first was afraid that the rim would be too large and that my upper range would be lowered. However, I was very surprised how comfortable the rim felt and I was able to obtain my upper pretty much.
The Sound is extremely full and smooth, fitting perfectly into the REAL British Brass Sound.
Rim (regular blank) is extremely comfortable and gives lots of support even after my lips tired out.
I have tried a DW 3 RW (no letter) before - which this mouthpiece has been based on - and I sounded dead and dull, beside my upper register was very limited and the rim was very uncomfortable (for me).
Is this the perfect British Brass Band Cornet mouthpiece? Sound-wise I would say yes. The large V cup and wide open throat gives it that full and smooth sound you want in British Brass Banding. However, there is a price to pay: Air support and a decent embouchure.