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Super-High Tolerances produce the most consistent mouthpieces in the industry!

Curry Standard Line Trumpet Mouthpieces
The Curry precision mouthpieces have super high tolerances and they produce the most consistent mouthpieces in the industry. The rim and bite are identical for all cups in a given diameter. This allows for effortless switching. Classic mouthpieces are high-tech reproductions of 30 plus year old originals.

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The rim contours of each diameter are unique. Although each rim is consistent within it's size range (ex., Curry 1C rim contour is the same as Curry 1Z rim contour), it is much different than the 1 1/4 rim. For example, if the Curry 1 1/2 C rim is the most comfortable rim you've ever felt, but seems a little "tight", it is wrong to assume that moving to the 1 1/4 size would solve that problem. The correct solution would be to get a custom mouthpiece using the 1 1/2C rim contours. The "tightness" issue could be solved in a couple of ways. The rim profile could simply be moved a few thousandths to the outside, or perhaps the bite radius could be increased which would also give a few thousandths more room. There are others ways to get the "feel" you're looking for, but you shouldn't be concerned with that. I'm the mouthpiece maker
Inner diameter "numbers" mean very little. Most manufacturers reference charts are expressed in both inches and millimeter sizes. One "major" manufacturer's published "numbers" are totally wrong! In fact, the millimeter conversions in their manual do not match the decimal numbers! And, they've reprinted the same mistakes year after year!

The point I'm making here is that every manufacturer has different criteria for measuring the inner diameter. My personal criteria for measuring the inner diameter varies from rim to rim. In my 30 plus years of trumpet playing, I've learned that the feel of a mouthpiece can vary from rim to rim. The spot on your face where you "feel" a 1C rim is much different than the "contact point of the 1 1/2C rim. Although they only vary in "size" by a few thousandths of an inch, the difference in feel can seem like a country mile. Don't get hung up on the numbers too much. If they do matter to you, buy some dial calipers. A good enough pair (Chinese-made are just fine) of calipers will run about $60 in an industrial supply store. By the way, of my several thousand customers, I know of only 3 that own a set of calipers.
Each Cup is unique! There is no standard "C cup shape" based on my experience. The shape of the Curry 1C cup is quite a bit more "bucket" shaped than my 1 1/4C cup, which is definitely more of a "bowl" shape. The different cup depths (XS through B cups) within each size were calculated from the original C cup, the exceptions being the "Chicago" models, the Deep Cornets, the Vintage Cornets, and the Flugelhorn cups.
The "undercut" of each mouthpiece is unique! the undercut, or backbite, or whatever you want to call it, is the first slope or radius into the cup from the bite (GR Technologies expresses this as the "alpha" angle.) This is the most misunderstood and least discussed area of the mouthpiece. It is the most important part of the mouthpiece in three respects:
Clear Articulation. A mouthpiece with a "soft" undercut can hinder clean attacks and slurs. this is usually because players with moderate lip intrusion can feel the inside of the cup with their lips. This results in a "blurred release point" from which the embouchure has trouble vibrating freely. This can result in missed notes and a veiled sound. As the players lip's swell, this problem becomes even more pronounced.
Embouchure support. Most players, to some degree, use the undercut to either close or open the aperture. This can vary from player to player, depending on their embouchure strength, teeth formation, and their approach to playing the instrument. The ideal undercut allows both clean articulation and will provide embouchure support when the players needs it.


Total Cup Volume. The undercut angle, being at the "widest" inside diameter of the trumpet cup, can dramatically affect the cup volume of the mouthpiece. this is why a Curry 600 series 60M has much the same cup volume of the Curry 3C. This might be a difficult concept for some of you to grasp, but some Bach 3C players who buy the "shallower" Bach 3D thinking that it might be the "perfect" piccolo mouthpiece are usually disappointed. Although, the bottom of the 3D cup is indeed "shallower", the undercut angle of the 3D is much more "severe" and actually results in a larger cup volume than the 3C!
The rim contours of each diameter are unique. Although each rim is consistent within it's size range (ex., Curry 1C rim contour is the same as Curry 1Z rim contour), it is much different than the 1 1/4 rim. For example, if the Curry 1 1/2 C rim is the most comfortable rim you've ever felt, but seems a little "tight", it is wrong to assume that moving to the 1 1/4 size would solve that problem. The correct solution would be to get a custom mouthpiece using the 1 1/2C rim contours. The "tightness" issue could be solved in a couple of ways. The rim profile could simply be moved a few thousandths to the outside, or perhaps the bite radius could be increased which would also give a few thousandths more room. There are others ways to get the "feel" you're looking for, but you shouldn't be concerned with that. I'm the mouthpiece maker
Inner diameter "numbers" mean very little. Most manufacturers reference charts are expressed in both inches and millimeter sizes. One "major" manufacturer's published "numbers" are totally wrong! In fact, the millimeter conversions in their manual do not match the decimal numbers! And, they've reprinted the same mistakes year after year!

The point I'm making here is that every manufacturer has different criteria for measuring the inner diameter. My personal criteria for measuring the inner diameter varies from rim to rim. In my 30 plus years of trumpet playing, I've learned that the feel of a mouthpiece can vary from rim to rim. The spot on your face where you "feel" a 1C rim is much different than the "contact point of the 1 1/2C rim. Although they only vary in "size" by a few thousandths of an inch, the difference in feel can seem like a country mile. Don't get hung up on the numbers too much. If they do matter to you, buy some dial calipers. A good enough pair (Chinese-made are just fine) of calipers will run about $60 in an industrial supply store. By the way, of my several thousand customers, I know of only 3 that own a set of calipers.
Each Cup is unique! There is no standard "C cup shape" based on my experience. The shape of the Curry 1C cup is quite a bit more "bucket" shaped than my 1 1/4C cup, which is definitely more of a "bowl" shape. The different cup depths (XS through B cups) within each size were calculated from the original C cup, the exceptions being the "Chicago" models, the Deep Cornets, the Vintage Cornets, and the Flugelhorn cups.
the "undercut" of each mouthpiece is unique! the undercut, or backbite, or whatever you want to call it, is the first slope or radius into the cup from the bite (GR Technologies expresses this as the "alpha" angle.) This is the most misunderstood and least discussed area of the mouthpiece. It is the most important part of the mouthpiece in three respects:
Clear Articulation. A mouthpiece with a "soft" undercut can hinder clean attacks and slurs. this is usually because players with moderate lip intrusion can feel the inside of the cup with their lips. This results in a "blurred release point" from which the embouchure has trouble vibrating freely. This can result in missed notes and a veiled sound. As the players lip's swell, this problem becomes even more pronounced.
Embouchure support. Most players, to some degree, use the undercut to either close or open the aperture. This can vary from player to player, depending on their embouchure strength, teeth formation, and their approach to playing the instrument. The ideal undercut allows both clean articulation and will prove.

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"awsome mouthpiece!!!"


by josh t. - 3/31/2010 2:03:11 PM  Share
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live musician, student anything titusville, fl
4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

i've been playing trumpet now for almost four years. i started out on a 7c which moved to a 5c then just this year a 3c bach. A friend lent me a curry 1 1/2 mouthpiece to try for a few weeks and i love it! its easy to play on and it increases my endurance tremendously. with the combination of my xeno professional horn and this mouthpiece, its a great expierence.

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"Best mouthpiece ever"


by John C. - 3/17/2009 11:18:00 AM  Share
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Come back player Contemporaty Christian, Classical and Jazz Liberty, SC
9 people out of 10 found this review helpful

I grew up playing a Bach 3C. After many years of neglect I began playing again. So I got another Bach 3C -- one for trumpet and cornet. The new Bach pieces are not the same. My daughter is also a trumpet player and was needing a larger piece. She tried a Bach 3C but if was not much better. It had a softer rim but still did not give her the room she needed. After talking with a brass player in a local music shop he told us to try one of Mark Curry's pieces. I ordered several sizes and the one that my daughter liked the best was the Curry 3B. I also tried them and found them to be much better than Bach. I play cornet mostly and my main piece is a Curry 5 Deep Cornet. This piece is larger than my new Bach 3C. I have checked with a tuner and Curry mouthpiece helps me to play in tune with more consistant attacks. My recommendation is to forget Bach! If you like the old Bach 3C then try the Curry 3C. It is more like a Bach than a new Bach!

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"Wonderful Mouthpiece"


by Matthew - 7/30/2012 11:43:10 AM  Share
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student jazz, classical Petaluma, CA

This is a great mouthpiece. I choose the 1.5c, and it has worked for me! It feels great and looks great!

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"Curry 3C."


by Justin - 11/23/2011 1:36:06 PM  Share
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School band director, Amateur jazzer Jazz, Classical Charlotte, NC
6 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Choosing a mouthpiece is like choosing a pair of athletic shoes -- you have to find, by trial and error, what fits you the best. So I can't say that the Curry 3C. will definitely be the "fit" you are looking for. That said, if you are playing Bach or similar cheap mouthpieces around the 3C size and are looking for a change, you need to try this. Curry "fixed" the problems with Bach mouthpieces: namely the poor intonation and inconsistent tone between registers. This has a lot to do with the throat and backbore design (I don't have enough room to go into details about this here). If it is "the one" for you, you won't know until you play the Curry (and ONLY the Curry) every day for a week or two. Your chops and breathing will need to adjust to it. You will realize that you were playing with bad technique on the Bach to compensate for how much it didn't fit you and/or the inconsistencies in its design. You aren't used to playing correctly. Compared to the current Bach 3C... the Curry has a different rim, but one that should work for almost everyone and is less conducive to using too much pressure. The cup on the Curry is a bit deeper, and will give a more rich / full sound. I get a shrill sound on the Bach 3C by comparison. (I laugh when band directors tell their trumpets to all play 3Cs, and then tell them to play with a dark sound.) The Curry gives a great "middle of the road" sound that can fit almost any playing situation. The Curry has much more consistent intonation and tone throughout all registers. However it still retains enough of "the Bach sound" characteristics so that you still blend with guys playing Bachs. If you are looking for "like a Bach 3C but better" then you need to try this. Approach it with an open mind, realizing that the modern Bach 3C isn't all it's cracked up to be because it was designed with 1920's technology. I think Vincent Bach would be proud of this "fixed" Bach mouthpiece, designed with modern technology and understanding of acoustics.

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"Great mouthpiece for a great price."


by Jason K Burchard - 1/30/2012 4:34:25 PM  Share
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Active professional A styles Gainesville, FL
1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Just received my new mouthpiece 2 days ago and I must say it is amazing. Compared to my Bach the Curry blows it away in so many aspects. My first impression was the exterior of the mp wasvery plain and the rim felt smaller. Now that I have had a few days to "play with it" I will not play another rim. All I can say is give the Curry mp's a chance, you might just like them. Thanks and I hope this review helps someone.

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