Designed for Don Harwood, bass trombonist of the New York Philharmonic, this mouthpiece's goal is to make his job easier. The Don Harwood Signature Series mouthpiece accomplishes this task by projecting the clear independent voice of the orchestral bass trombone while locking in on octaves with the tuba, and supporting the trombone section of the orchestra. To accomplish this task the mouthpiece is designed with a medium cup and balanced backbore and throat enabling the Don Harwood Signature Series mouthpiece to project. Additionally, these features make the Don Harwood Signature a versatile bass trombone mouthpiece capable of supporting any orchestral section.
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.
The Kadja is the largest tenor trombone mouthpiece produced by Giddings and Webster. This mouthpiece has a deep, funnel shape cup, great for those looking for a huge sound without loss of clarity and articulation. The Kadja is designed to carry the largest of ensembles.
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The Chocolatero for tenor trombone is Giddings and Webster's smallest lead jazz mouthpiece. Similar to a Bach 12, the Chocolatero produces a sound that cuts through the band, but retains a focused lead trombone tone. The Chocolatero mouthpiece features a shallow bowl shaped cup, and responds with a crisp even feel throughout the range of the trombone. Great for lead playing, this mouthpiece produces the lightest sound of all Giddings and Webster's jazz mouthpieces.
The Karif features a deep bowl shape cup and large rim diameter, similar to the Chinook and Don Harwood mouthpieces. However, the Karif projects a powerful, pure tone. The Karif differentiates itself with a quick response, accurate articulation, and pays special attention to the beautiful upper overtones the bass trombone produces. The Karif is ideal for those looking for a versatile bass trombone mouthpiece at home in all playing situations and ensembles.
Not for the faint of heart or beginning student. The Nor'Easter bass trombone mouthpiece features a large inside rim diameter, comfortable rim, very deep funnel shaped cup and large throat. The Nor'Easter produces a massive sound great for playing in large ensembles.
Get that legendary LA sound by combining the benefits of stainless steel and a truly classic design based on a New York Bach 5G. Sonny Ausman asked Giddings and Webster to make a mouthpiece that would do everything his vintage New York 5G did and more. The Sonny Ausman Signature mouthpiece is for those trombone players that want a pure, sweet tone that is even throughout the register, with snappy response, and plenty of sound.