mouthpieces

Several rows of stainless steel brass mouthpieces are arrayed on cards set at an angle perpendicular to the viewer. In the background, a display window with umbrellas in red and white swirls.

Locally made Giddings mouthpieces are played the world over.

brass mouthpieces

Finding the right mouthpiece is one of the most important steps in your journey as a musician. We carry many brands of mouthpieces, from beginner appropriate ones to high end professional titanium and stainless steel mouthpieces. Come in and try any mouthpiece in the store in our mouthpiece testing room, or borrow a couple in our trial kit and check them out in the comfort and acoustics of your own home (requires in-person signature). Have a favorite mouthpiece, but it’s showing some wear? We can get that plated for you.

A word about mouthpieces:

At Bellingham Wind Works, we understand that both beginning and professional players need a mouthpiece that fits their horn, their level of proficiency, and the type of sound desired. Often this is a combination of the shape of the players lips, tongue, and mouth cavity; the ability of the musician, and the demands of the music. We have studied the specifications and unique qualities of mouthpieces carefully with an intent to help the player choose the proper mouthpiece for them.

Additionally, for the new player, each teacher has a preference for their students’ mouthpieces. We work hard to stay current on both school and private teachers’ preferences. If you are a local music teacher, let us know your preference and your contact information and we will add you to the list! You are also welcome to come in with your student to try mouthpieces.

We believe you should be able to try a mouthpiece before you buy it. If your current mouthpiece is not meeting your needs, please come in and see us! We carry a wide variety of cup and rim sizes, materials, and backbores to accommodate as many players as possible.

Below is a partial list of the new brands we carry. We have a huge stock of used mouthpieces that rotates more frequently than we can update, including a good many vintage pieces. You can research the companies on your own if you wish, but we are happy to answer your questions based on our own experience and that of other players we have talked to. We would love to hear your opinion as well.

A couple dozen trombone mouthpieces rest in rows on a dark blue velvet case lid. In the center, the word "Bach" is embroidered in dark yellow thread. A blooming spider plant overshadows the upper right corner of the case lid.

Come check out the mouthpieces in our showroom. Try before you buy, so you can be assured of the right fit.

Trumpet family – new stock

Trumpet:  Bach, Blessing, Denis Wick, Giddings, Marcinkiewicz, Rudy Muck, Parduba, Schilke, Stork, Yamaha

Cornet: Bach, Blessing, Denis Wick, Yamaha

Flugelhorn: Bach, Denis Wick, Jupiter, Marcinkiewica, Parduba, Yamaha

French horn family – new stock

French Horn: Bach, Blessing, Giddings, Holton Farkas, Schilke, Yamaha

Mellophone: King

(We also carry mellophone adapters.)

Trombone / baritone / euphonium family- SMALL shank – new stock

Tenor Trombone/Baritone/Euphonium: Bach, Blessing, Conn, Denis Wick, Giddings, Rudy Muck, Parduba, Yamaha

Bass Trombone: Bach, Giddings, Yamaha

Alto/Tenor Horn: Bach, Yamaha

Trombone / baritone / euphonium family – LARGE and European shank – new stock

Tenor Trombone/Baritone/Euphonium: Bach, Blessing, Denis Wick, Giddings, Parduba, Yamaha

Bass Trombone: Bach, Giddings, Yamaha

Alto/Tenor Horn: Bach, Yamaha

Tuba / sousaphone – new stock

Bach, Blessing, Denis Wick, Giddings, Helleberg, Miraphone, Parduba, Yamaha