Best Trombone Mouthpieces in 2020



Andoer Alto Trombone Copper Mouthpiece Mouth Piece 6.5AL Silver / Gold (optional) Review:


Agreat cheap mouthpiece with a good tone & feel. Size is not marked on the mouthpiece or box so make sure you or your kid is prepared to answer that question when the band director inevitably asks. Our kids school determines instrument on directors recommendation, so we wanted to get him something to familiarize with while not making a significant investment in case he was given his secondary choice.

Edit, A year later— this mouthpiece served perfectly. kid crushed his first year in a fantastic program with a tough director who never asked a peep about the mouthpiece (she will require better equip if it’s sub par).
I also play euph in our adult community band and I really like this mouthpiece. I’m back to look for a large bore spare if they make one.



Faxx Trombone Mouthpieces, small shank 6.5Al Review:


Faxx provides a great product. A high quality brass mouthpiece made with great consistency at a very affordable price. They only make common Bach sizes but for the school market this is a Godsend. When kids show up wiht beat up mouthpieces or the ones with school horns are ruined or lost this is the best brand to go to.



Cecilio Trombone Mouthpiece,12C, Silver Plated Review:


No problems well packaged generic "Cecilio" branded standard sizes baritone/euphonium mouthpieces. May not be consistent with similarly labelled sizes from other manufacturers so YMMV. Only a couple different sizes, and sometimes only in silver but occasionally in gold plated (maybe from other vendors).



Cecilio Alto Trombone Mouthpiece, Silver Plated Review:


No problems well packaged generic "Cecilio" branded standard sizes baritone/euphonium mouthpieces. May not be consistent with similarly labelled sizes from other manufacturers so YMMV. Only a couple different sizes, and sometimes only in silver but occasionally in gold plated (maybe from other vendors).



Blessing MPC65ALTRB Trombone Mouthpiece, 6.5AL Review:


I purchased this mouthpiece about 4 weeks ago. I use it with my valve trombone which came with a no-name 12C. I'm a euphonium player who is used to a larger bore instrument and bigger mouthpiece (I've played mostly with a 6.5AL since I started playing euphonium/baritone more than 20 years ago), so I don't like the 12C very much except when playing with a mute. I bought a Blessing 6.5AL for my valve trombone in April, and I do like it a lot more than the 12C for overall playing, but sometimes it allows more airflow than the instrument, which has 0.480" bore tubing, wants, so it doesn't respond correctly. The 7C is a definite step up from the 12C, and is a very commonly-used mouthpiece. It produces a bigger and brighter tone than the 12C and produces better instrument response, particularly in the lower range, without sacrificing the upper range. I can get up to high B-flat with no more difficulty than with the 12C. I now have 2 Blessing mouthpieces that I use with my valve trombone, and 2 Bach mouthpieces that I use with my euphonium. For my purposes, the Blessing mouthpieces are just as good as the Bach ones, and they are much less expensive.



Bach Trombone Mouthpiece 6 1/2AL Review:


I got this mouthpiece to use with a 0.5" bore straight tenor trombone. The mouthpiece previously used was a King 12C. What I found was an immediate change in tone - now much more like that of a larger bore instrument. It has a "softer" quality with fewer harmonics - good for pieces like "Embraceable You" and "Stranger on the Shore" - (I'm an old-timer). But for pieces like "Brazil" or "Tuxedo Junction", I prefer the "edgier" sound with the higher harmonic content of the 12C. If I had to choose only one, the choice would be tough. An additional observation is that, like some others have reported, my upper register abilities suffer when using the 6 1/2AL. Some trombonists say this is just evidence of a weak embouchre.
The mouthpiece, itself, is of very high quality - well finished. I'm quite pleased with it.

Edited to add: After using this mouthpiece for a few weeks, my upper register is building back up. The low register has better quality. Except for "jazzy" tunes, this is definitely an improvement over the 12C.



ammoon Nickel-Plated Copper Alto Trombone Mouthpiece 6 1/2AL Small Shank Review:


When most reviews start with the phrase, "this thing blows", it's usually not a good one. However, in this case, it's a great review. Terrific item for the band student and pro alike. It's always a good idea to keep a spare mouthpiece handy and this one fits the bill perfectly. Pick up this mouthpiece and to your own horn!



Warwick PBone Black Plastic 6.5AL Large Shank Trombone Mouthpiece (PBMPC65AL) Review:


When most reviews start with the phrase, "this thing blows", it's usually not a good one. However, in this case, it's a great review. Terrific item for the band student and pro alike. It's always a good idea to keep a spare mouthpiece handy and this one fits the bill perfectly. Pick up this mouthpiece and to your own horn!