Quality brass mouthpieces contribute to the high regard Yamaha has earned among beginning and professional musicians alike. The result of a special approach to design and manufacture, Yamaha mouthpieces deliver the performance and comfort required where they are needed most: where instrument meets musician.
The mouthpiece production technique used by Yamaha promises consistent quality mouthpieces, time after time. Other manufacturers use a specific cutting tool to create every mouthpiece, which causes problems as tools start to wear. This can result in inconsistent quality and poor performance. Yamaha's computer-aided design system and computer controlled lathe work together to produce the most precise, consistent mouthpieces in the world.
|Tuba Mouthpiece |
|Model ||Rim ||Cup Depth ||Throat ||Backbore ||Playing Charateristics |
|Inner Diameter ||Contour ||Thickness |
|64 ||30.45 ||standard ||thick ||standard ||8.35 ||standard ||Small inner rim diameter with a medium cup. An ideal beginner's model for young players. Well-balanced rim configuration for flexibility and easy playability. |
|65 ||30.95 ||standard ||semi-thin ||standard ||8.35 ||semi-wide ||Relatively small inner rim diameter and medium cup volume for easy playability. Excellent balance throughout the instrument's range, with a fairly dark tone. |
|66B ||31.37 ||standard ||standard ||semi-shallow ||8.35 ||semi-wide ||Shallower cup than the 66. Outstanding playability and flexibility. Fairly bright tone and easy response over a wide range. |
|66 ||31.37 ||standard ||standard ||standard ||8.35 ||standard ||Voluminous cup. Fairly dark tone with plenty of power. Excellent resonance and clarity. Popular in ensembles and orchestras. |
|66D4 ||31.49 ||semi-flat ||semi-thick ||semi-deep ||8.87 ||semi-wide ||Excellent matching with Eb brass band instruments. Very deep cup. Dark tone with plenty of volume. Symphonic sound. |
|67B4 ||32.06 ||semi-flat ||semi-thick ||semi-shallow ||7.02 ||standard ||Large inner rim diameter with a shallow cup. Easy playability with a bright tone. Particularly easy high notes and clear lows. Perfect for F instruments. |
|67 ||31.93 ||standard ||standard ||standard ||8.35 ||semi-wide ||Exceptional rim and cup balance for easy playability. Good match for Bb , C, and Eb instruments. Well-centered tone. |
|67C4 ||32.06 ||semi-flat ||semi-thick ||standard ||8.1 ||standard ||A perfect match for Bb and C instruments. All-around versatility. Smooth, mellow tone throughout the instrument's range. Plenty of volume and power. |
|68B ||32.72 ||standard ||semi-thick ||semi-shallow ||7.5 ||standard ||Large inner rim diameter with a small cup volume and throat. Enhanced clarity in large Bb and C tubas. |