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Parduba Mouthpieces comparison Chart
Selecting a Mouthpiece. When selecting a mouthpiece, a brass
instrumentalist should choose one with
a solid, compact tone of large volume. Professional musicians and advanced
students prefer the musical results of
large mouthpieces, which
provide a maximum volume of tone with
the least amount of effort.
John Parduba started making custom mouthpieces in 1915 then opened his original shop at 3rdAve, & 87 St., NYC. In 1918 where he fabricated trumpets and cornets of premium quality in addition to his mouthpieces and repair work.
In the early 30’s Parduba introduced a remarkable new design in mouthpieces for brass instruments. This was the world famous “Double-Cup” which was unknown and not too popular until 1938 when Harry James discovered it while playing with the Benny Goodman Band across the street from Parduba’s place at the Plymouth Hotel. As a result, the Parduba Double-Cup became an overnight success throughout the country with trumpet players in many top bands. Name players such as Ziggy Elman and Ray Anthony started using the Parduba and in 1943 Louis Armstrong joined the club. The entire trumpet sections of several name bands were using these fine mouthpieces. Because of the success of his mouthpieces, Parduba discontinued making trumpets and cornets and doing repair work and specialized only in making mouthpieces. Today, by all standards, the Parduba Mouthpiece is still one of the best and most popular.
The unusual patented design of the Parduba “Double-Cup” mouthpiece enables a great ease of playing in the high register. This is noticeable the very first time that one tries this mouthpiece. After adapting to this design, it is possible to attain excellent control, and a beautiful tone is often realized when using the larger sizes such as the numbers: 5, 6, and 7.
THE PARDUBA DOUBLE-CUP MOUTHPIECE Gives you two mouthpieces in one. The scientific reaming of the top of the cup furnishes the shallow tones and they come with the greatest of ease. G comes true. High B-flat comes as effortless and with as great volume as G is ordinarily produced. The extreme high tones, which occur occasionally in ordinary music and frequently in solo playing or in difficult passages, are produced easily and with full volume because the shallow upper cup puts them within reach by increasing the performers range. This is all accomplished with the Parduba Double-Cup Mouthpiece without sacrificing tone quality or volume in the middle and lower registers because the lower part of the cup is of the regular conventional bore.
WHAT IS THE DOUBLE-CUP MOUTHPIECE? The Double-Cup Mouthpiece is arranged with two different chambers. The upper shallow cup is for freedom one vibration of the lips and to permit getting high tones easily. The lower cup is designed for the middle and low tones. The formation of these two cups in respect to each other, is such that there is no waste of energy, such as results from unnecessary whirls or eddy currents of air vibrations. The air vibrations being produced by the lips on the Double-Cup Mouthpiece are directly transferred to the tone producing chamber, permitting the player to produce Rich, Full Penetrating Tones throughout entire registers; yet a pianissimo which is sweet and clear and which can instantly be increased to a double tone of surprising brilliance and volume. Endurance that will be increased beyond your greatest expectations. Effortless Playing Ease that will amaze you. Ease of playing Higher Tones that will thrill you.
Brass Mouthpiece Anatomy
To play on a mouthpiece that’s right for you, it’s important to be familiar with the four main components of a brass instrument mouthpiece. These four components include the rim, cup, throat, and backbore. Knowing how these components function individually, and together, is crucial when considering the perfect mouthpiece capable of fulfilling your needs.
Having an appropriate mouthpiece for the individual player is also critical for growth as a performing musician. Playing on a mouthpiece that doesn’t line up with the individual’s unique anatomy such as their teeth structure, lip size, jaw alignment, as well as countless other factors can have an adverse effect when playing a brass instrument.
Do not select a certain mouthpiece because another player uses it. Because no two players have the same lip or tooth formation, what is perfect for one may be entirely unsuitable for the other.
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Parduba Double Cup TUBA Mouthpiece (model #73).
Cup diameter: 32.61mm, the depth is 32.31mm, slightly smaller than a Bach 12