Got one of each depths (standard and MDF) The MDF is rich and mellow. The F is great for big band playing. I liked them so much I kept both! ACB Is always easy to deal with and all the recommendations I get from the guys always work even better than they say they will!
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.
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.
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
I am very happy and pleased with my ACB 3c mouthpiece and Doubblers Flugelhorn. Beautiful sound.
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 !!!!
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!!
Perfect for my Adams F1
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.
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!