Alessandro Fossi Signature Tuba Mouthpieces

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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 the entire spectrum of the orchestral tubists rep.

 

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)


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Brass Instrument Mouthpiece Size Chart
Trumpet Rim mm Rim in
1 GW 17.29 0.681
David Hickman 17.25 0.68
1.25 GW 17.09 0.673
1.5 GW 16.89 0.665
Boston Brass 16.5 0.653
Matt Muckey 16.5 0.653
3 GW 16.5 0.653
5 GW 16.4 0.646
7 GW 16.35 0.64
Gill Kaupp 16.35 0.63
10 GW 16 0.63
Lead J,S,Z 16 0.63
 
French Horn Rim Diameter Throat Cup Depth Rim Width
FH-5 0.668 0.228 1.155 0.135
FH-1 0.678 0.165 0.787 0.152
FH-1.5 0.678 0.185 0.787 0.152
FH-2.5 0.679 0.175 0.995 0.152
FH-2.75 0.679 0.185 0.995 0.152
FH-200 0.685 0.18 0.985 0.15
FH-2  0.685 0.183 1.025 0.151
FH-3  0.7 0.173 1.05 0.142
FH-3.25 0.7 0.185 1.05 0.142
FH 3.5 0.7 0.173 1.01 0.14
FH-3.75 0.7 0.185 1.01 0.14
FH-4.25 0.705 0.173 1.045 0.138
FH-4.5 0.705 0.185 1.045 0.138
FH-310 0.705 0.182 1.2 0.156
Boston Brass 0.738 0.186 1.07 0.140
 
Small Bore Trombone  Rim Diameter  Throat Cup Depth Rim Width
Reggie Young 0.954 0.236 1.035 0.275
GWC-958 0.958 0.232 .884 0.272
Bacchus 0.992 0.231 0.83 0.255
Chocolatero 0.96 0.231 0.895 0.275
Barber 0.975 0.231 0.935 0.268
Chubasco 0.985 0.231 0.965 0.257
Ron Wilkins 0.997 0.232 0.945 0.262
GWC-100 1 0.23 0.945 0.265
Harry Watters 1 0.259 0.975 0.277
GWC-101 1.01 0.232 0.925 0.275
Joseph Jefferson 1.012 0.265 1.15 0.261

 

Tenor Trombone Rim Diameter  Throat Cup Depth Rim Width
NB-100 1 0.278 1.005 0.25
GW-100 1 0.282 1.175 0.25
Sonny Ausman 1.008 0.264 1.15 0.285
Euros 1.008 0.282 1.09 0.242
Boreas 1.008 0.283 1.115 0.242
NB-101 1.01 0.276 1.005 0.25
GW-101 1.01 0.276 1.18 0.25
Seiji Nakazawa 1.015 0.234 1.005 0.25
Kadja 1.012 0.285 1.245 0.245
SA-100 1.02 0.26 1.14 0.235
NB-102 1.02 0.276 1.005 0.25
Gianluca Scipioni 1.0202 0.282/263 1.28 0.2756
GW-102 1.02 0.281 1.185 0.25
DJNV 1.02 0.272 1.029 0.265
Carbonaria 1.021 0.3 1.275 0.265
Joe Jefferson 1.022 0.263 1.24 0.263
E-1 1.027 0.281 1.004 0.27
EXL 1.027 0.290 1.004 0.27
GW-103 1.03 0.284 1.185 0.25
DHWA-E 1.032 0.288 1.255 0.272
DHWA-S 1.032 0.288 1.195 0.272
TZ-103 1.035 0.279 1.025 0.235
Domingo Pagliuca 1.038 0.285 1.133 0.2756
E-2 1.045 0.28 1.035 0.255
Ron Wilkins 1.063 0.282 1.002 0.255

 

Bass Trombone  Rim Diameter  Throat Cup Depth Rim Width
Adriano 1.0958 0.302 1.445 0.269
Mark-1 1.0958 0.295 1.268 0.270
Karif 1.135 0.302 1.275 0.25
Chinook 1.14 0.304 1.295 0.25
Don Harwood 1.14 0.312 1.325 0.237
Bob Sanders 1.14 0.319 1.295 0.25
NY-S 1.141 0.303 1.09 0.235
NY-O 1.141 0.312 1.155 0.235
DH-100 1.15 0.31 1.35 0.245
D.Mirvil 5 1.143 0.312 1.35 0.210
Nor'Easter 1.144 0.319 1.345 0.235

 

Tuba

Inner Rim Diameter

Throat

Cup Depth

Use

Bayamo

1.320

.332

Deep Funnel

Large ensemble, dark rich tone

Caver

1.320

.318

Medium Deep Cup

Large ensemble, clearer upper overtones

Taku

1.295

.325

Deep Funnel

Large ensemble, dark rich tone

Williwaw

1.295

.325

Deep Funnel tighter back bore than Taku

Large ensemble purer upper over tones

Diablo

1.295

.318

Medium Depth   Funnel

A work horse that can do it all equally well similar to Helleberg 7 slightly larger inner rim

Matanuska

1.260

.318

Deep Funnel

Well rounded mouthpiece simmilar to Helleberg 7b slightly larger inner rim great for solos, and chamber ensemble

Bora

1.260

.318

Shallow Cup

Great for solos and quintet

Churada

1.255

.318

Very Shallow Cup

Great for extended high playing an solos

Alessandro Fossi Bass Tuba

1.268

.305

Medium Shallow Cup

Great for orchestral solo F tuba

Alessandro Fossi Contra Bass Tuba

1.290

.335

Medium Deep Funnel Cup

Awesome for orchestral CC tuba parts

Alan Baer MMVI and Original CC

1.295

.321

Medium Funnel

Great for orchestral playing and large ensembles

Alan Baer MMVI and Original F

1.295

.295

Shallow Cup

Great for orchestral and solo playing

Alan Baer Beltane F

1.295

.295

Shallow Cup wide mouth of throat

Great for quintet and chamber groups

Tephra

1.295

.295

Medium Cup Depth

Best for Chamber group and all a very versatile piece

Alan Baer MMX F

1.295

.295

Very shallow F Cup

Great for solo playing

John DiCesare CC

1.310

.321

Deep Funnel Cup

Great for orchestral work

Roland Szentpali CC

1.320

.332

Very Deep Funnel Cup

Best in a large ensemble on bombastic low excerpts

Roland Szentpali F

1.295

.295

Medium Shallow Cup 

Best in a large ensemble playing bombastic F tuba orchestral parts

Kronos

1.265

.318

Medium Deep Cup

Very Versatile Mouthpiece based on Helleberg 7B

Jon Sass

1.295

.318

Medium Deep Cup

Very Versatile mouthpiece great for all playing needs

Bostan Brass Sam Pilafian

1.295

.321

Medium Deep Cup

Great for Quintet, solos, and small ensembles