I learned a new term recently... MOUTHPIECE SAFARI... it made me laugh.
Some of our clients were using it to descibe that ever elusive and thrilling hunt... for the ultimate prize... mouthpiece! What makes it even more interesting to me... is that we've been on our own Mouthpiece Safari of sorts here at Harrelson Trumpets for a few years now. Only we've been hunting in a different fashion.
We have been working to reverse engineer the most versatile and adaptable mouthpiece available in the world! We hope that instead of hunting for a mouthpiece anymore... you can simply design the perfect mouthpiece for you. A Mouthpiece that allows you to easily and quickly change the way it plays... all on your own. A mouthpiece that gives you the freedom to switch from jazz to lead and back again in a matter of seconds. A mouthpiece that can easily combine the characteristics of two or more of your favorite set-ups to make the perfect combination. It's been a long and technical process... but we're finally there. If you play on a mouthpiece that we don't have measurements for already... we can scan it for you and offer you a 5MM in your size or your size with variations. Jason has been working to not only create this whole system... he has done a pretty awesome job of writing it all out to explain all the different pieces of the system. There is a wealth of information here: http://www.whyharrelson.com/5mm-mouthpieces.html
I realize... first hand... that all of these sizes and numbers and combinations can be not only overwhelming... but can be confusing and intimidating. I have good news! You don't have to know ANY OF IT! All you have to know is what you play on now and what you'd like to accomplish with your 5MM Mouthpiece set up. Joe and Christine and Jason (when he has the time) are all happy to help you choose your mouthpiece options and are quite good at selecting the pieces based simply on your descriptions... and you wouldn't need to choose any sizes on your own... unless you want to. The thing is... once you get your original set up... you will have the numbered parts in hand and you could then easily select other sizes in either direction. Anyway... I think that it can be kind of confusing for people that don't have a mouthpiece already. There's no reason to be intimidated by the process or the numbers... because we can do all of that work for you. 651-330-7774
You can use this link: http://www.harrelsontrumpets.com/product_p/5mm.htm to order a mouthpiece and you don't need to pick any specific numbers... you can just call us after you place your order and we'll get you what you need.
This will get you a simple kit ... which includes one full 5MM Mouthpiece set up in any size you like. You can email us your size requirements or you can just give us a call and we'll figure it out for you. You can order just those pieces... or if you like you can order extra throats or cups etc. Please don't hesitate to call or email with any questions. We've been on this hunt for a few years.
You may have watched one of the live events or videos Jason has posted in the last week or so... but I wanted to also mention we're having a promotion right now. There are a lot of really neat prizes and give aways. Including mouthpieces... trim and gift cards. This is the graphic for that... but you can also learn more by going to our webstore... watching one of the videos online or just by giving us a call in the office. We're always happy to talk to you about that or anything else. This promotion goes through December 28th.
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