Lead Exposure is preventable
We use the safest materials around. Our mouthpieces have no plating and are made of materials that have zero lead in them. The plating process involves numerous chemicals and heavy metals that eventually end up in our environment. With Giddings mouthpieces you not only give yourself the safest choice, but you save our environment from more chemicals.
The vast majority of instrument manufactures and mouthpiece makers around the world us Leaded Brass for their production needs. Not because it is the safest choice for you, but because it machines and works so easily.
Over Thirty-two years ago the EPA took a stand on lead in water systems.
In 1986 the EPA passed the Safe Water Drinking Act. The Act prohibits the “use of any pipe, any pipe or plumbing fitting or fixture, any solder, or any flux, after June 1986, in the installation or repair of (i) any public water system; or (ii) any plumbing in a residential or non-residential facility providing water for human consumption, that is not lead free.”
If you have mouthpieces with the plating worn through or worn off the odds are you are exposed to lead, and other heavy metals that are harmful as well. Be proactive and get Giddings mouthpiece. Not only will you sound better, our mouthpieces will last forever. And you are doing what is right for you and the environment.
Giddings Mouthpieces are the safest, longest lasting, and environmentally sound choice for musicians of all ages.
When the Boreas first touched my chops, the first thing I noticed was the nice smooth feeling it gave. After playing a few notes it continued feeling more and more contortable. In my neverending search for the perfect ambouchure I myself have some points that are very important. The Boreas gives me the big and broad sound in the middle and lower register and the brilliant sound in the high register, wich I find the most important as Principal trombone. It gives me the opportunity to differentiate in articulation and dynamics.
The mouthpiece matches perfectly with my Hans Kromat trombone.
Very happy with my purchase!
Principal Trombone South Nederlands Philharmonic
Professor of Trombone at the LUCA school of Arts/Conservatory of Leuven