The year 2018 represents a milestone in the history of Vincent Bach manufacturing. Having started his business in 1918, master craftsman Vincent Bach created a legacy that has continued over the last 100 years. Bach Brass is celebrating the Centennial with two limited edition mouthpieces.
The Trumpet mouthpiece is a 3C Cup with a 27 Throat, 10 Backbore, and Gold-Plated 100th Anniversary Engraving.
The Trombone mouthpiece is a Gold-Plated Large Shank 5G with the 100th Anniversary Engraving.
Made in the USA. The Centennial Mouthpieces are made to order by Bach and are in limited production. Get yours before it’s too late!
We have been working on a new web site for a few months now and we will be making the switch to the new site over this Easter weekend. Our new site will be more fluid and easier to order mouthpieces (with modifications), set up service appointments, ask technical questions, and browse & purchase products.
We apologize if you have recently been on osmun.com and it’s been a little glitchy. We hope to clean up all the bugs over the next week once the new site is up.
Any questions about products or if you need to place an order for something, please don’t hesitate to call 978-823-0580 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re open Monday-Friday 10-5pm and Saturday 10-2pm EST.
Osmun Music will be headed west for the Northwest Horn Symposium at Pacific Lutheran University on March 23-25th. Bob Osmun and Taylor Allen will be on hand with the Osmun Horn Mouthpieces along with a few Finke and Engelbert Schmid Horns. Please stop on by to try out our standard, replica, and signature model horn mouthpieces. Bob Osmun will be available for horn repair estimates and mouthpiece consultations.
The Symposium will feature three days of intense horn presentations, performances and pedagogy. Guest artists include Leelanee Sterrett, Bernhard Scully and the horns of the Seattle Symphony. These artists will work with master class participants, share their expertise and perform in special concerts. Regional artists and scholars are invited contribute their special projects and music making. All horn players and enthusiasts are welcome. This year, there will be a horn quartet competition for any non-professional groups, with cash prizes. The event will also feature vendors for many of your horn, music, and gear needs.
This Symposium is open to the public. The following link has all the info. Hope to see you there!
- Here’s a Lawson B23G705 rim. Its inner diameter is either .705″ or .683″, depending on where you measure it.
We’re often asked to compare the diameters of rims from different makers. Whether a rim measures 17.5 or 18 mm depends on where it’s measured. There’s no “right place” to measure a rim and unless the maker tells you where a rim has been measured it’s impossible to compare.
The Lawson rim shown above was measured at a point .025″ down from its high point (crown). That’s where the “705” number comes from. We think that’s a less-than-ideal place to take a measurement because it’s in the middle of the curve.
Osmun mouthpieces are measured .050″ down from the crown because at that point the rim blends into the cup. So, in our measuring system the diameter would be .683″. That’s .022″ (.56mm) different.
Other makers may use different measuring points and unless they tell you where they’re measuring, it’s impossible to compare. So, take rim measurements with a large grain of salt.
Use your own rim! Our new embouchure visualizer features a Giardinelli-compatible thread so you can use it with your regular rim. It fits our rims as well as Giardinelli, Moosewood, Houser, and most other American screw rims. Also available: models for Paxman Halstead-Chidell, Lawson, and others.
Allergies a problem? We can duplicate your rim in Delrin or Lucite. Call 978 823-0580 or email for more information.
Here are a couple of new projects Bob’s been working on this week. The rims are Neil Sanders models in a metric size (17.5mm). Neil was one of the post-war generation of British players that also included Dennis Brain and Alan Civil. (He can be heard playing second horn to Dennis Brain on the legendary London Wind Soloists recording of the Mozart Serenades.) His rim featured a very wide, slightly inward sloping contour that provided great support with reasonable flexibility. Nowadays, they are particularly useful for players with braces or lip injuries.
The mouthpieces, in Delrin, were made for a player in a prominent German orchestra. Delrin is an ideal hypo-allergenic material for mouthpiece since it machines well and holds a true dimension.They are designed with integral tuning bits for a Cornford triple horn. By making the mouthpiece and bit in one piece we’re able to eliminate the point of turbulence at the end of the mouthpiece and also able to extend the mouthpiece backbore right to the bore of the instrument.
We’ve added a new rim model to our offerings. The LS rim is a copy of the Laskey rim. Our goal was to make it easy for players who are accustomed to Laskey rims to try different cups, ours and those of other makers.
The LS is a medium width rim, with a rounded contour. The LS75 inner edge and crown are virtually identical to our 7S rim, which is itself a copy of a Bach 7S. The only significant difference is in the wider contour on the outside of the 7S. This would not be felt by anyone except those using a very pronounced einsetzen embouchure.
We’ve made our rims in the same sizes as Laskey: 17 to 18.5mm, in .25mm steps and marked them with Laskey’s numbering system. Our measurements are slightly smaller because we measure all our rims at .050″ down from the crown. Laskey’s are measured slightly higher (.035″) so they measure a little wider. Models 70 to 775 fit our standard cups and any cup with a 750-36 Giardinelli-compatible thread. The 80-85 rims fit our metric series and any PHC cup.
Visit our Osmun Mouthpieces Pages to see all the cups and rims we offer.