GR Vintage Series Mouthpieces
GR has breathed new life into
sought after no longer in production vintage mouthpieces. Original designs
have been reverse engineered using the GR Design Program to remove
discontinuities for a familiar feel, but with improved playing results.
60VM Trumpet Mouthpiece
Descriptopn by Dan McMillion:
"The 60VM was reverse engineered by GR from one of Bud's mouthpieces that I have in my collection. I acquired Bud's Holton ST-200 from an estate sale many years ago and the mouthpiece came with the horn. I thought it was interesting since the Bud Brisbois cup shape and rim looked a lot like the mouthpiece that Dominick Calicchio made for Maynard, a shallow V cup with a small 30 drill size."
GR took the parameters off of the Brisbois Mouthpiece and reverse engineered it to remove all of the bad design lines caused by either hand tooling, or manufacturing flaws. The reverse engineering took that vintage design and made it much more playable. This is a small diameter cup with a medium "V" shape. High velocity, sax player killer.
Same as 60VM in a .620" Cup Diameter.
61A - Al Hirt Trumpet Mouthpiece
Original Jet-Tone Al Hirt Model A from the Bill Ratzenburger era. Flat rim contour, small volume cup, GR T-72S backbore. This is a reverse engineered new design from GR which retains many of the same qualities of the old Jet-Tone, but plays with a fatter sound and cleaner articulations.
Goz - Conrad Gozzo Trumpet Mouthpiece
This is a very unique mouthpiece. The story is that the original mouthpiece we reverse engineered was a modified 7C by Bert Herrick. The rim is wide and slightly cushioned with a sharp bite. The rim profile makes it feel like a larger mouthpiece.
The cup is moderate and close to the volume of a GR M cup. The alpha angle is higher than the GR M but closer to the alpha of the GR 64.7M.
The big key is the throat exponent which makes it a very open blow probably better suited to a trumpet with vintage characteristics like those from the 40's, 50's and 60's. This piece could give you problems coupled with a very open horn. This piece is also popular on Eb trumpet and some love it on piccolo! This piece offers an enormous sound if matched with the right player and horn.