Giddings mouthpieces has the largest selection of stainless steel mouthpieces available, and has been producing mouthpieces for over 15 years. The Bayamo is a very large CC/BBb Tuba mouthpiece designed for a huge sound output. For Tuba players who are looking for an enormous sound that will support even the largest ensemble. The Bayamo is similar to a PT-88 rim diameter, with a deeper funnel cup and larger throat. A huge mouthpiece that is balanced, and still plays very well in tune with great articulation and a thick rich tone. Ideal for those low excerpts that need a huge amount of volume! However not oversized and impossible to play. Ideal for advanced players looking to add a rich velvet tone to their low playing needs.
Rim 1.32, and the throat is .332 in diameter, very deep funnel shape cup. Bayamo is a violent wind blowing from the land on the south coast of Cuba especially near the Bight of Bayamo.View full product details
Unparalleled Craftsmanship, Largest selection, and better materials. Giddings mouthpieces has what you need to get the job done and do it in style. Our stainless steel is harder than others and will last a life time. Harder materials respond faster, and put your musical energy into the audience faster, clearer and with more impact. This also increases your stamina and endurance during those demanding performances.
The caver is designed as a counterpart to the Bayamo. Ideal for those who like a larger rim diameter, with and intense focused sound. With balanced upper overtones that will project to the back of the hall the Caver is a very good choice for tuba players who are searching for clarity without sacrificing a thick resonant tone.
Rim is 1.32 and the throat is .320 in diameter, medium deep funnel shape cup. Caver is a gentle breeze in the Hebrides.View full product details
This is a medium large size CC/BBb tuba mouthpiece that fills the gap between the Bayamo and the Williwaw. This mouthpiece is great for those who like the Sound of the Bayamo, but want a smaller rim diameter that is easier to control. The Taku is darker sounding than the Williwaw. Ideal for all ensembles and highly recommended as a popular choice for individuals looking for a mouthpiece that can do it all, this mouthpiece projects a warm tuba tone that balances a strong trombone section. Rim is 1.295 and the throat is .325 in diameter, deep funnel shape cup. Taku is a strong, gusty, east-northeast wind, occurring in the vicinity of Juneau, Alaska, between October and March. At the mouth of the Taku River, after which it is named, it sometimes attains hurricane force.View full product details
This is a medium large size CC/BBb Tuba mouthpiece ideal for most playing situations. The funnel cup, and slightly smaller throat generates an intense focused sound that is easy to produce, and fun to play. This moderately sized mouthpiece is the perfect balance of sound projection, and ease of use. The Diablo also works well on large 6/4 F and Eb Tubas. Rim is 1.28 and the throat is .318 in diameter, Medium deep funnel shape cup. Diablo is the Northern California version of Santa Ana winds. These winds occur below canyons in the East Bay hills (Diablo range) and in extreme cases can exceed 60 mph.View full product details
Our mouthpieces are hypoallergenic, and designed to last a life time. Giddings mouthpieces has the largest selection of stainless steel mouthpieces available today. Designed by pros, for pros. The Bora is our medium size F/Eb tuba mouthpiece. Designed for playing in small to medium large ensembles. Characterized by its warmer tone with a larger sound than the Churada. Designed for playing in chamber ensembles and quintets, and for providing a tone that blends well in chamber music.
Rim is 1.255, and the throat is .318 in diameter, medium deep bowl shape cup. Bora is a cold, northerly wind blowing from the Hungarian basin into the Adriatic Sea.View full product details
I've been playing Giddings and Webster exclusively since 2005. I've still yet to find any mouthpiece on the market that would make my job easier!
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Alan uses our mouthpieces day in and day out in one of the most demanding orchestral jobs in the world. In 2006 we redesigned our original signature piece that we still offer and created the MMVI models mouthpieces. The MMVI has more grip on the low notes, and projects more core of sound along with clarity into the audience compared to other mouthpieces. This increases endurance and all but eliminates fatigue.
MMVI Signature Mouthpiece *Best Selling*
Alan Baer and Giddings and Webster have taken the original Signature Model mouthpiece and put a flatter narrower rim on it. In addition to this we have added a bit of mass around the throat of the mouthpiece, and we have made the mouthpiece out of 15-5 stainless steel. All of this combined makes a mouthpiece that is for folks who like a traditional flat rim with a sharper inner bite for their orchestral tuba playing needs. The 15-5 stainless steel is a high quality aerospace material that is harder than our regular 304 stainless steel mouthpieces.
Rim diameter 32.91mm, 1.295 inches Throat 8.16mm, .321 inches
Original CC Tuba Mouthpiece
Designed for Alan Baer, Principal Tuba New York Philharmonic. Alan designed this mouthpiece to be a perfect balance of sound, control, and functionality. At home in the largest orchestra and designed as the only mouthpiece you will ever need on CC tuba. This mouthpiece delivers rich focused overtones with great projection, easy articulation, and consistent pitch throughout the range of the tuba. Cup diameter 1.295,and throat diameter .321.
Alan Baer Original F Tuba Mouthpiece
Alan requested that we design a mouthpiece for F Tuba with the exact rim size and shape as the orchestral CC tuba mouthpiece. This ingenious design allows individuals to switch from one tuba to the next while retaining the same setup on the embouchure. The F Tuba mouthpiece has a shallower cup and smaller backbore that creates an ideal F Tuba voice. The Alan Baer Signature Model F Tuba mouthpiece is at home in a large orchestra and as a solo mouthpiece. Rim 1.295, throat .295
Alan Baer MMX F - Solo Stainless Steel Standard Shank
The Alan Baer MMX F solo piece has the same inner rim diameter as the other Baer pieces although the rim is just a little wider overall. The cup is shallower than the F Tuba piece, however the throat and backbore are very similar. Overall the solo piece is designed to have a slightly brighter sound but seamlessly transition to the other mouthpieces in the Baer lineup.
Alan Baer Beltane F - Solo Standard Shank
The Beltane was finished late in April, and Al and I were both enjoying family time outside around fires. As it turns out Beltane is held on 30 April, or halfway between the spring equinox and the summer solstice. Bonfires are a key part of the festival marking the beginning of summer.
"Recently I was asked, 'Why would a tuba player need a solo mouthpiece?' My response was, because it's the right tool for the right job. No single piece of equipment will do everything the best. I'm expected to perform everything to the absolute best of my ability. If I'm fighting a piece of equipment in any way, it detracts from my performance, period. The new solo mouthpiece allows me to create a great cutting solo sound that will allow me to cut through an ensemble as well as allow me to play the extremes of the instrument with ease! This is a mouthpiece that allows me to create the sound that I need without having to do unnatural things with my chops that could eventually cause problems." -Alan Baer
Alan Baer MMVI F Tuba Signature Mouthpiece
Alan Baer and Giddings & Webster have taken the original signature model mouthpiece and put a flatter, narrower rim on it. In addition to this we have added a bit of mass around the throat of the mouthpiece, and we have made the mouthpiece out of 15-5 stainless steel. All of this combined makes a mouthpiece that is for folks who like a traditional flat rim with a sharper inner bite for their orchestral tuba playing needs. The 15-5 stainless steel is a high quality aerospace material that is harder than our regular 304 stainless steel mouthpieces.
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The Tephra bridges the gap between the large ensemble tuba and the smaller solo instrument. With a focus on ease of playing, clean articulation, and increased endurance, this mouthpiece allows you to focus on the music.View full product details
Roland Szentpali requested that we design a mouthpiece for CC Tuba to compliment his F Tuba mouthpiece. This mouthpiece is a large heavy weight mouthpiece designed to be at home in the largest of ensembles without sacrificing easy of playability. This mouthpiece generates a thick and powerful fundamental tone. This features a rounded rim for hours of comfortable playing.View full product details
Jon Sass Signature Model mouthpiece has a 1.295 rim diameter, with a throat diameter of .314, and a medium cup depth. This mouthpiece is designed to allow Jon to create the music nuance he needs while performing in many different ensembles and situations. Jon's musical requirements range from jazz to contemporary, to classical, and he performs in a range of situations that vary from Recording Studio, Small Ensemble, Large Ensemble, Rock Bands, Jazz Bands. You name it, Jon does it.View full product details
Boston Brass Tuba mouthpiece designed for Sam Pilafian. This is a medium large inner rim diameter of 1.295 inch with a medium deep cup. This mouthpiece is very versatile and works well on many different tubas. This comes standard with the most versatile Medium weight sleeve. The adjustable weight changes the density and playing characteristics of the tone. Matt Summers introduced this idea to me and the Boston brass quintet loved the idea. Now is your chance to experience the legendary Sam Pilafian tuba mouthpiece.
Excuse me while I freak out !....( 60's term for great excitement!)....I can't believe that this mouthpiece has finally been made !! A mouthpiece that is very even in response and articulation throughout dynamics and registers...a mouthpiece with a system to let you Dial In halls during soundchecks! No more fear of tuba clarity in large church acoustics!
No more aversion to dead recording studios or dead halls! I now have three ways to change my sound without changing my mouthpiece!
My whole career has been One Nighters with one rehearsal to figure out a hall...the Giddings and Webster Boston Brass Tuba Mouthpiece has solved this for me in minutes by using the weight sleeve system!
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Now Available!!! John's F tuba mouthpiece. This Mouthpieces offers a Medium Shallow cup that delivers clarity and power. This mouthpiece features the narrower rim width that we use on John's larger Contra Bass tuba mouthpiece for those who prefer a narrow rim.
Contra bass Tuba
This large size contra bass tuba mouthpiece is suited for all orchestral tuba needs. John DiCesare is not only our newest tuba signature artist he also just won the Seattle audition, and is one of our closest artists. John has been able to work closely here in the shop and on stage allowing us to dial in this piece for his specific needs. The Deep funnel cup, moderate throat combined with a narrow rim width and slightly larger inner rim diameter produce an intense focused sound that is easy to play high to low. This Large sized mouthpiece is the perfect balance of sound, projection, and ease of use. This piece works amazing on large 6/4 Tubas. Rim is 1.31, throat .321, with a deep funnel shape cup.
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"The new mouthpieces I have from Giddings are superb, quality of construction is superior to any other brass mouthpiece I have tried, the feeling is so smooth I can play for hours without any problem. I very much like the quality of sound, deep and compact, with a great projection, everything I play seems easier" - Alessandro Fossi
"I nuovi bocchini che ho ricevuto da Giddings sono eccezionali, la qualita' di costruzione e' superiore rispetto a quella di qualsiasi altro bocchino in ottone che abbia mai provato, la lavorazione dell'acciaio e' talmente liscia e di alta precisione che potrei suonare per ore senza problemi di irritazione. Mi ha impressionato la qualita' del suono, compatto e profondo, ricco di armonici, con una grande proiezione. Tutto sembra piu' facile da suonare." - Alessandro Fossi
Alessandro Fossi Signature Tuba Mouthpieces
The contra bass tuba mouthpiece has an inner rim of 1.290 (32.75 mm) and a throat of .335 (8.5mm). With a deep funnel shaped cup and very comfortable semi round rim. The inner bite of the rim is relatively sharp giving control over articulations and clarity over the entire spectrum of the orchestral tubists rep. The larger throat combined with a moderate cup size provides a girth and width of sound unmatched by other mouthpieces.
The bass tuba piece has an inner rim of 1.268 (32.2 mm) inner rim diameter with a throat of .305 (7.75mm). With a medium deep bowl shape cup, and a relatively sharp inner bite on the rim as well. This mouthpiece creates a classic clean, pure, and light orchestral F tuba sound. A real F tuba mouthpiece with that brings a shimmer and excitement to the orchestral F tuba lit.
There is only one shank size for each piece the shank is in between Euro and Standard .528 (13.41 mm)View full product details