Austin Custom Brass Flugelhorn Mouthpieces

$135.00
SKU ACBFLG
Weight 1.00 LBS
Height 6.00 (in)
Width 6.00 (in)
Depth 6.00 (in)
Shipping $7.00
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Depth Required
Shank Taper Required
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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.  

 

We have three different depths on these: 

 

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.    Our piece is VERY  deep and will most likely require a stronger player to utilize the full capabilities of this piece.  (FD)

 

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.   This is our  MDF   cup and by far the most popular cup  depth we sell.  (MDF) 

 

3.  A  Shallow  ( our standard F)  cup depth which works great for occasional flugel doublers  or people who need to play more aggressive flugel parts.  (F) 

 

 I can blend them really nicely with any one of my stock rims or of course put them on a custom rim if needed. 

 

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! + 816-410-0826 x700 

Allow 7-9 weeks for the custom builds and plating time.


Please note there are no returns on custom orders, Gold plating is considered a custom order.

Product Reviews

Score: 5 out of 5 (based on 17 ratings)
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4/5
Nice flugel piece!
Written by Mac McGowan on 14th Aug 2018

Ordered this mouthpiece with my new custom Adams F1. I just described my preferred rim, cup style and the sound I was going for and let the guys take it from there. Very pleased with this mouthpiece. It’s comfortable and the medium deep cup allows me to get all kinds of tonal colors.

5/5
New Austin flugelhorn mouthpiece
Written by Peter Welker on 13th Jul 2018

Heyyyyy guys.... I just want to tell you HOW happy I am with your flugelhorn mouthpieces that I recently purchased. First off , Josh McDonald was SO helpful in helping me choose the best mouthpiece for my 2 different flugelhorns. I have been playing professionally for 65 years and have bought probably 40 mouthpieces over the years.... I definitely have the trumpet player's " curse ".....that being the lifelong search for that PERFECT mouthpiece....LOL Well.....as they said in all of those Mafia movies..." LOOK NO FOIDA "......I am completely satisfied and SO happy with my Austin custom mouthpieces......and....while I was playing chess online 2 weeks ago....this GREAT looking flugelhorn kept appearing on my screen..it was of course the Austin F5...I tried to ignore it for the next week , but it kept magically appearing. I of course had to call Josh to see what the " skinny " was on that horn. Josh said that he thought the F1 might be right up my alley and that he would send me a link to Trent Austin playing it . I received the link the next morning and checked it out right away. ( of course Trent is a MONSTER player and could make any horn sound great ) Anyhow....my wife saw me checking out the demonstration with Trent and she said..." If you sound like that with that horn....order it right away " Knowing that in my wildest dreams I could NEVER sound like Trent.....I ordered it immediately ! LOL I was just told that the horn will be heading this way in a week or so. I am Soooo excited to play it !!! That's my testimony and I am stickin' to it ! my website......www.peterwelker.com Austin in Boston...I like the sound of that.....except NOW...he is in Kansas City.." Here I Come " ! Luv ya brothers ! Peter

5/5
Review on moth piece and flugel horn
Written by Aaron seijo on 29th Jun 2018

I am very happy and pleased with my ACB 3c mouthpiece and Doubblers Flugelhorn. Beautiful sound.

5/5
New Austin flugelhorn mouthpiece
Written by Peter Welker on 18th Jun 2018

MAN O MAN ! I came home after a 5 day vacation to find a box in my mailbox with my new flugelhorn mouthpiece from you guys....I immediately took the mouthpiece out of its container , put it in my horn and....played it! MAN O MAN.....It plays SO amazingly well....in tune....SO easy to play !! I have a recording session tonight and I can't WAIT to hear how it sounds !! I have toured , performed with and recorded with THE biggest names in the music business....my website....www.peterwelker.com......I HIGHLY recommend these guys ! Josh was SO well informed and SO helpful with my selecting the perfect mouthpiece. I LOVE YOU GUYS !!!!

5/5
flugelhorns pieces
Written by Ewan Divitt on 5th Jan 2018

I bought a 3csmdf and 3csfd flugelhorn piece and they both have wonderful tone, and are very comfortable on my face. Shipping was quick to Canada. ACB is the real deal!!

5/5
Fl mpc
Written by Martin Rooney on 17th Dec 2017

Perfect for my Adams F1

5/5
Flugelhorn mouthpiece review
Written by Robert Cordle on 10th Aug 2017

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.

4/5
Flugelhorn mouthpiece TAMDF
Written by Steve Driscoll on 24th Nov 2016

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.

5/5
True flugelhorn sound.
Written by Ralph C. Bill on 15th Nov 2016

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.

5/5
Beautiful flugel piece!!
Written by Chris Klaxton on 23rd Feb 2016

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.

5/5
Sweet!
Written by Richard on 2nd Apr 2015

arrived quickly, good fit , feels great!

5/5
Flugeltastic!
Written by Jim Hatfield on 30th Mar 2015

Comfy piece with buttery sound and rim that matches my TA-1 trumpet mpc. Thanks, Trent!

5/5
Great sound
Written by Tom Romano on 9th Mar 2015

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.

5/5
Very comfortable and in tune!
Written by Ken Saul on 24th Oct 2012

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.

5/5
Great Mouthpiece and Buying Experience
Written by Josh on 14th Aug 2012

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!

5/5
Flugel Mouthpiece
Written by Seth Bailey on 13th Jun 2012

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!

5/5
Best flugel mouthpiece I've ever played
Written by Ray Callender on 3rd May 2012

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!