When I received my ACB Doubler flugelhorn, I anticipated using my old Schilke 13F4 from the days when Schilke made mouthpieces to order and stamped your name in them. I tried it for a few gigs, and it just didn't feel right or let the horn play in tune with itself. I called ACB and talked with Josh, who had helped me with the flugelhorn purchase. Based on my cornet mouthpiece (Parduba 5 Harry James model) he suggested the TA Lead MDF. I am very pleased. The notes slot well, the horn is in tune all over, and I have more range than I expected, based on previous horn/mouthpiece combinations. It is comfortable, and lets me use the lower pressure/less lip in the cup technique I use with the Parduba. The sound is dark and smooth, and the playability is great.
Austin Custom Brass Flugelhorn Mouthpieces
I have been struggling for a LONG time trying to find a flugel mouthpiece that would do what I wanted it to do. I have looked for two different pieces...
1. one for the "horn" like darkness from a super-depth piece... in the past the ones I've played have been very challenging to keep in tune and also play any notes above the staff.
2. A general "all-purpose" flugel that was dark enough but yet still easy to project and cut above the staff for when I've had to play first parts on flugel.
Now available are three different depth pieces at ACB. I can blend them really nicely with any one of my stock rims.
Please indicate what flugelhorn you have so I can best match the shank for the instrument.
Call the Mouthpiece Hotline with questions or to place an order! +1-781-816-9664
you can also place an order by scrolling down and building your own model below!
Allow 3-6 weeks for the custom builds and plating time.
Please note there are no returns on custom orders, Gold plating is considered a custom order.
Compared to a Yamaha Bobby Shew flugel mpc this is deeper and the cup is slightly narrower. The rim is wider and flat. The transition from the rim to the cup has an edge. I'm still getting used to it. I like it.
The two new flugelhorn mouthpieces sound great. They slot well with a warm rich tone. Best of all they compliment my Adams F5 and Schagerl " Killer Queen" flugelhorn.
The flugel I play is a bit tight. I like it that way. The mouthpiece I was playing prior was also too tight and compounded the tightness into a problem. The new ACB piece is an easy blow and slots beautifully.
arrived quickly, good fit , feels great!
Comfy piece with buttery sound and rim that matches my TA-1 trumpet mpc. Thanks, Trent!
The combination of this mouthpiece with the large copper bell on my flugelhorn is the exact sound I have been looking for. Very easy to play with a nice full sound.
I bought the 1 1/4 MDF flugelhorn mouthpiece from ACB on Trent's recommendation. I had been playing a stock 3C Flugel mouthpiece that came with my horn and was not too happy with the feel or intonation. This 1 1/4 MDF is very comfortable and easy to play. It has a very deep cup, deeper than a standard flugel mouthpiece, but somehow is better in tune, including the range from G above the staff to high C. Be sure to ask Trent about the shank size so he makes you the one that fits your horn.
I was previously using a Bach 1 mouthpiece on a Bach 183 Flugelhorn, but I was unhappy with the thinness of sound in the upper register. Trent let me try many of his mouthpieces and we were able to find the best fit (I ended up with his extra deep 1.25). He also let my try out many of his Adams trumpets and flugelhorns, which were magnificent. Highly recommended. Thanks Trent!
I was having trouble with the mouthpiece I currently had which was a stock mouthpiece that came with my Courtois Flugel. I brought the issue to Trent and he was able to identify any issues with the current setup and helped me find a new mouthpiece that helped create a bigger sound, more pure tone and it ended up being more comfortable than what I had. It was an excellent experience!
I fell in love with my ACB 3C trumpet mouthpiece and the ACB 3C flugel mouthpiece is it's perfect companion! Trent made sure that he matched the shank perfectly for my Couesnon flugelhorn with a GR leadpipe. I really dug my GR 66FL flugel piece but the ACB piece blows it out of the water! If you're thinking of getting a new flugel piece, do yourself a favor and get an ACB!