Mouthpieces BL-Series

BL (=Bull)-Series

This series of mouthpieces is based on an original found on a trumpet by William Bull (fl. 1671-1712), located in the London Museum. The original was measured by Eric Halfpenny, and his measurements were published in "The Galpin Society Journal XX (March, 1967)" as mouthpiece "G: William Bull Nr. 2, brass."

After some recent discoveries, Jean-François Madeuf has suggested that although this mouthpiece is probably from the same time as the trumpet (c. 1700), it may have been made by a different maker. Because historical mouthpieces are seldom signed and the authorship therefore unclear, we have followed the convention of naming the mouthpiece after the instrument with which it is currently paired.

The following models were created in close cooperation with Jean-François Madeuf. Their bright, brilliant sound production and flexibility are particularly suited to the playing of long natural trumpets without vent holes. Despite having a broad cup diameter, they are designed for use in the upper register.


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BL-Series
Model BullSpecificationsCup Ø mmRim Ø mmThroat Ø mmBrass CHFSilver Plated CHF

BL-1

- copy of Bull mouthpiece
- well suited for middle and high register
19,5 32,0 4,6 130,- 160,-

BL-1 alpha

- shallower cup than BL-1
- well suited for high register
19,5 32,0 4,4 130,- 160,-

BL-1 beta

- deeper cup than BL-1
- well suited for middle and low register, specially for principal parts
19,5 32,0- 4,6 130,- 160,-

BL-2

- well suited for middle and high register 19,0 31,2 4,4 130,- 160,-

BL-2 alpha

- shallower cup than BL-2
- well suited for high register
19,0 31,2 4,2 130,- 160,-

BL-2 beta

- deeper cup than BL-2
- well suited for middle and low register
19,0 31,2 4,4 130,- 160,-

BL-3

- well suited for middle and high register 18,5 30,32 4,3 130,- 160,-

BL-3 alpha

- shallower cup than BL-3
- well suited for high register
18,5 30,32 4,2 130,- 160,-

BL-3 beta

- deeper cup than BL-3
- well suited for middle and low register
18,5 30,32 4,3 130,- 160,-

BL-4

- well suited for middle and high register 18,0 29,55 4,3 130,- 160,-

BL-5

- well suited for middle and high register 17,5 28,73 4,2 130,- 160,-

BL-6

- well suited for middle and high register
- for the more “modern” player
17,0 28,3 4,1 130,- 160,-

Extras

Extras
Component PartCurrencyPrice
Adapter for modern mouthpiece CHF 35,-
Mouthpiece wallet for 4 mouthpieces, black leather CHF 48,-
Mouthpiece pocket for 1 mouthpiece, black, with red lion (Egger logo) CHF 5,-

February 2016