Best Trumpet Mouthpieces in 2020



Protec Trumpet/Small Brass Multiple (4-Piece) Nylon Mouthpiece Pouch with Zipper Closure, Model A221ZIP Review:


Excellent product, as always from Pro Tec. Never had anything from that company that was not first rate. The pouch is very sturdily made and the zippers are heavy-duty. Love the outside pocket. The pouches are deep enough to hold mouthpieces that have sound sleeves on them too. Only thing I would add is maybe a thumb clip so you can attach it to your Pro Tec trumpet case, similar to their mute bag. It stashes rather well inside the pocket though.



Bach Trumpet Mouthpiece 5C Review:


This has been a blessing for my beginner in trumpet! It has made a huge difference .this piece sounded more clearer and more sharp then his other mouth piece. I do believe the other size was a 7 and I think band teacher said it was not the right size for my son ! She recommended this size and she was right ! He feels
More comfortable and more confident playing !



Trumpet Mouthpiece 3C 5C 7C (3 Pack) with Box and Microfiber Cleaning Cloth Compatible with Yamaha Bach Conn King Replacement Musical Instruments Accessories, Silver Plate Review:


I bought these for my son, who has been playing the trumpet for three years and is entering high school next year. He has worked hard over the years to improve his range and tone, and he thought perhaps a change in mouthpieces would assist him. We were excited to find this bundle of three different sizes at such an affordable price because we didn't really know which one he would end up liking, and it would have been a shame to spend a small fortune buying them individually from other sources if it turned out he didn't like them after all.

They arrived on time, neatly packed in a gift box with a decorative cord wrapped around it. Not that this matters to the playability of the mouthpieces, but it was a nice touch. However, if you're looking to gift these to a boy (or other person who does not particularly like pastel colors), you might want to find a different box; this box was a beautiful pastel pink and lavender.

These appear to be machined well, and they have good sound quality. They fit easily into the trumpet and are smooth.

I also purchased the 3C/5C/7C bullet shape (v-shape) mouthpiece set at the same time from the same seller. My son has been experimenting with all six and has found he likes them all, for different reasons. What he's doing now is changing mouthpieces depending on the song or the playing venue (brighter sound for marching and pep band, richer sound for concerts, different size for easier playing in different registers, etc.), and he loves the flexiiblity.

At some point, if he stays with the trumpet, it may become necessary to spend the money on name-brand mouthpieces, but for now we aren't noticing any deficiencies, and the benefits are definitely worth the chance to experiment! If you have an intermediate trumpet player in your life who is ready to try out what a different mouthpiece can do for them, I would highly recommend this set, as well as the comparable bullet-shape ones.



Trumpet Mouthpiece 3C 5C 7C (3 Pack) with Box and Microfiber Cleaning Cloth Compatible with Yamaha Bach Conn King Replacement Musical Instruments Accessories, Silver Plate (Bullet Shape) Review:


I bought these for my son, who has been playing the trumpet for three years and is entering high school next year. He has worked hard over the years to improve his range and tone, and he thought perhaps a change in mouthpieces would assist him. We were excited to find this bundle of three different sizes at such an affordable price because we didn't really know which one he would end up liking, and it would have been a shame to spend a small fortune buying them individually from other sources if it turned out he didn't like them after all.

They arrived on time, neatly packed in a gift box with a decorative cord wrapped around it. Not that this matters to the playability of the mouthpieces, but it was a nice touch. However, if you're looking to gift these to a boy (or other person who does not particularly like pastel colors), you might want to find a different box; this box was a beautiful pastel pink and lavender.

These appear to be machined well, and they have good sound quality. They fit easily into the trumpet and are smooth.

I also purchased the 3C/5C/7C bullet shape (v-shape) mouthpiece set at the same time from the same seller. My son has been experimenting with all six and has found he likes them all, for different reasons. What he's doing now is changing mouthpieces depending on the song or the playing venue (brighter sound for marching and pep band, richer sound for concerts, different size for easier playing in different registers, etc.), and he loves the flexiiblity.

At some point, if he stays with the trumpet, it may become necessary to spend the money on name-brand mouthpieces, but for now we aren't noticing any deficiencies, and the benefits are definitely worth the chance to experiment! If you have an intermediate trumpet player in your life who is ready to try out what a different mouthpiece can do for them, I would highly recommend this set, as well as the comparable bullet-shape ones.



Glory Silver Plated Bb Trumpet Mouthpiece,7c Review:


A real great value, especially for trying out different mouthpiece sizes. When I was a kid, you used your 7C and you LIKED it. It wasn't for many years that I even discovered there were different sizes, let alone actually tried one. I got this for my son so he wouldn't have to use my old mouthpiece, for which he's extremely grateful!

If you don't play trumpet yourself, and you're buying this for someone else, be aware the 3C size is probably not the best starter mouthpiece. It promotes a nice deep tone, but requires a stronger embouchure which might stymie a beginner and hurt their range development. The 7C is the traditional starter mouthpiece, and it's fine, but it's definitely a bit pinched after you get used to a 3C. For a beginner, you might also consider the 5C, either as a first mouthpiece, or as a stepping stone from the 7C. They don't look very different, but rest assured they feel very different.



Glory Silver Plated Bb Trumpet Mouthpiece,3c Review:


A real great value, especially for trying out different mouthpiece sizes. When I was a kid, you used your 7C and you LIKED it. It wasn't for many years that I even discovered there were different sizes, let alone actually tried one. I got this for my son so he wouldn't have to use my old mouthpiece, for which he's extremely grateful!

If you don't play trumpet yourself, and you're buying this for someone else, be aware the 3C size is probably not the best starter mouthpiece. It promotes a nice deep tone, but requires a stronger embouchure which might stymie a beginner and hurt their range development. The 7C is the traditional starter mouthpiece, and it's fine, but it's definitely a bit pinched after you get used to a 3C. For a beginner, you might also consider the 5C, either as a first mouthpiece, or as a stepping stone from the 7C. They don't look very different, but rest assured they feel very different.



Cecilio Trumpet Mouthpiece, 7C, Silver Plated Review:


I haven't really played my trumpet for more than forty six years. April 2019 I pickup my old high school/college trumpet (Conn Director), made in 1956. I have practiced almost everyday since. I have been having trouble hitting high G, F and A, using the Conn 4 mouthpiece that came with trumpet.

I ordered the Cecilio Trumpet Mouthpiece 5C and 3C yesterday and received them today. As you may have guessed, it tried them straight away. The 5C works perfectly for me, I was hitting not only high G, F and A, but high B and C, consistently.

Understand, I am only playing for the joy of playing again after all of these years. Playing again in my 70s is so much fun.

I would recommend purchasing this mouthpiece, for about $7.00 it is worth the money to me.



Bach Trumpet Mouthpiece 3C Review:


It's hard to review a mouthpiece, because every brass player is going to have a preference as to what they like in a mouthpiece based on their embouchure, the shape and size of their lips, the type of playing they do, etc. I will say that the Bach 3C is a nice all-around mouthpiece for both classical and jazz playing. The diameter allows me to both create a nice, open sound but still have the ability to add zip for jazz/lead trumpet playing. Most lead players would venture towards a shallower mouthpiece, but I've found it is much easier for me to play high on this since it allows for the swelling of the lips that eventually occurs (I bottom out on shallower mouthpieces).

For those beginners looking for a progression to follow, many start on a Bach 7C, then to 5C(late middle school), then 3C (high school). Some move on to the 1.5C (if you practice a lot and it fits your embouchure), or venture out to other brands. Everyone develops differently, so these suggestions are just general guidelines. Talk with your music teacher or private instructor before any mouthpiece switch. I've played for 26 years, tried many mouthpieces, and came back to the 3C because it is just a great mouthpiece, so moving on from the 3C isn't necessary if you are creating the type of sound you like.

Good luck! Give any mouthpiece switch at least a month to take hold - Don't judge it from just a few days.



Mutec MTC-3C-CL Trumpet 3C Clear Plastic Mouthpiece Review:


My son had a big performance coming up in below freezing weather. His band teacher sent me to the local music shops to find a plastic mouth piece for my son's trumpet. Fortunately they were out of their usual stock and I resorted to Amazon. I found the Mutec Plastic Trumpet Mouthpiece that was sent to me in two days at half of the cost of the ones found at the local music shops. It performed wonderful and quickly became the standard mouthpiece my son uses indoors and during outdoor performances.



BERP Trumpet Review:


This is a wonderful invention, allowing one to buzz while holding the trumpet and playing along with the fingering, though of course, mistaken fingerings do not affect the pitch of the buzzing. My son is the trumpeter. I am using the french horn version of the BERP as I have decided to learn french horn after playing trombone for many years. I find that after buzzing through an exercise using the BERP, my sound on the french horn gets bigger. I guess that the BERP requires one to use a lot of air.

Adolph Herseth said that he practiced buzzing on the mouthpiece daily for about an hour of his daily practice time. So if buzzing worked for him, it is probably a good idea for my son. Also, Maynard Ferguson reportedly buzzed frequently in hotel rooms prior to evening performances.