The much anticipated Modular Mouthpiece System is now in production. I first envisioned this system many years ago and decided to pursue this later rather than immediately when it became clear that owning a cnc mill/turn center would be necessary for a truly innovative production scenario. So I concentrated my efforts on trumpets while I slowly saved for the machinery necessary to produce the new 5MM System.
Designing the 5MM has involved years of mentally visualizing all of the components and the flexibility required of each. The idea is very simple, a system that allows anyone to discover the benefits of each mouthpiece variable thereby creating one or a few variations for different settings. I believe each individual player is best qualified to decide on components for each musical setting. My goal is to provide the tools and knowledge so that every one of my clients will gain a better understanding of our instrument and how we physically interact with carefully engineered and machined brass. I will discuss each component of the 5MM in great detail in future entries. Today, I offer this simple overview with a few renderings. Photos of the actual 5MM in brass will be posted on Facebook next week.
5/17/2013 12:35:18 am
Jason, fascinating to see what you are DOING. I'm looking forward to your future posts.
5/17/2013 01:25:59 am
I know all of the details are coming over time but I'm interested in the integrated microphone. How are you going to produce an accurate reproduction of what comes out of the bell, or is it designed to feed an effects rack like a guitar?
5/17/2013 02:20:55 am
Sounds waves in a trumpet are essentially everywhere within the resonating space so the microphone may be anywhere along the wave.
5/17/2013 07:09:47 am
5/17/2013 07:24:38 am
Will Aluminum be a material option?
5/17/2013 08:11:18 am
Yes...Aluminum, Delrin, Stainless Steel, Titanium, Hardwoods, Copper, Nylon, Brass and a couple surprises will be available in the coming months.
6/8/2015 01:23:53 am
how does the mod 5mm address shank gap issues?
6/10/2015 12:25:56 am
Hi Sean, The 5MM includes a shank length of your choice in order to set up the amount of mouthpiece gap desired. You can also adjust the external visual gap using a small nut.
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