Clements "Utility" Tuba Mouthpiece
Notes from Tony:
UTILITY (1.30”) – The rim on this mouthpiece is identical to the Orchestra and Ensemble, but it is just SLIGHTLY smaller. I intended this mouthpiece to be able to do everything; band, orchestra & chamber music. This mouthpiece is exceptional for sousaphone and BANDA music, where high volume and focus of sound is needed. Also, it is a wonderful bass (F/Eb) tuba mouthpiece.
I designed these mouthpieces because I wanted to try to get different results from the same mouthpiece. What I have done is taken an old Miraphone C4, and duplicated the rim. I then made the four mouthpieces using BASICALLY the same rim on each; they are slightly curved and cushioned. Further, I made them all heavy walled, as I liked the feel of the extra metal on the mouthpiece, rather like the Monet, R&S Helleberg, Mike Finn and the Deck. If you go back and forth between these mouthpieces, your chops won’t feel the difference, but because of their different construction, different results will be afforded with little effort. Each mouthpiece is heavily silver plated.