Pickett Signature Mouthpieces
We are excited to announce that we are authorized dealers of Pickett Brass mouthpieces. We have a number of their most popular models in stock, and we are happy to order custom pieces at the request of customers.
The Signature line from Pickett gives you a window into the equipment preferred by many of the top trumpet players in the world. Each of these pieces is completely unique, with custom rims, cups, and backbores designed with each endorsing artist in order to make their jobs easier. If you're looking for a mouthpiece to help develop your skillset in one of these genres, or just looking to see what the pro's play, then these mouthpieces are for you!
Here is a quick rundown on some of the signature models that we stock:
is one of the greatest trumpet players of all time. Doc's career stretches three quarters of a century, from an award winning child prodigy of the cornet to the director of the Tonight Show Big Band. Doc's signature tops feature a rim design perfected over years of experimentation and refinement. This rim has a very unique feel, a bit narrower than the standard Pickett top, and has a great feel and response while playing. These pieces are perfect for the type of playing that Doc is known for; exciting, high-energy, and virtuosic passages that require the player to cross multiple styles effortlessly.
The Doc Signature Mouthpiece Tops are available in the following three 27 throat models - all with the characteristic rim that Doc enjoys.
- Model C: An open throat entrance combined with generous volume cup making for a very full, broad sound, with a free flowing feel.
- Model S: A longer throat entrance and throat section, but still the large volume of the C model, this mouthpiece provides some resistance and brilliance.
- Model L: Starting with the standard Doc rim, this cup quickly comes in to a shallower cup providing a sizzle and brightness right at your command.
Coupled with the Doc Signature Backbore, it offers a system that Doc has perfected into his mouthpieces of choice.
The Doc Signature Mouthpiece Backbore is a compact, focused backbore, 27 throat, with just a touch of extra weight. Coupled with the Doc Signature Mouthpiece Tops, it offers a system that Doc has perfected into his mouthpiece of choice.
is best-known for his position as lead trumpet with he Harry Connick Jr. Big Band and for his amazing control of the extreme upper register of the trumpet. His line of signature mouthpieces is perfectly suited for the lead trumpet player or commercial musician, and feature a wide rim with small inner diameter, shallow cup, and efficient backbore. The Lead model is a "conventional" shallow mouthpiece with a shallow cup, while the V-Cup design mimics the famous Maynard Ferguson mouthpiece originally made by Domenick Calicchio and features an almost "rimless" design, but with a number of improvements over the original in order to make it more user-friendly.
The Ingram Lead Mouthpiece is ideal when performing a demanding 1st trumpet book in a modern day jazz ensemble. This mouthpiece projects extremely well and yields a bright sound. Access to the upper and extreme upper registers can be easily accomplished with this mouthpiece, when approached properly. This mouthpiece is an improved version of the mouthpiece Mr Ingram used on every big band he has performed and recorded on since his days with the Woody Herman Orchestra in the 1980s. This mouthpiece has been improved by optimizing the cylindrical section of the backbore yielding significantly better slotting in all registers.
The inner rim diameter is 0.619. The outer rim diameter is 1.057. This mouthpiece comes stock with a #30 drill.
The Ingram Lead mouthpiece and the Ingram V-Cup can be used in conjunction with each other in many playing situations. Mr Ingram Ingram finds it extremely easy to switch back and forth between these two mouthpieces when needed.
This Ingram V-cup Mouthpiece is an improved version of the V-cup Roger Ingram has played for decades. Until now, there has been only one in existence. The Ingram V-cup is the mouthpiece Mr. Ingram uses for specific upper register work. Roger Ingram has used his V-cup in conjunction with the "Ingram Lead" mouthpiece on the majority of big band CDs/DVDs he has played on during the last 20 years. Because of the multitude of inquiries in recent years with regard to getting a copy of Ingram's V-cup, Mr. Ingram has finally decided to make this unique duplicate available.
The inner rim diameter is 0.609. The outer rim diameter is 1.020. This mouthpiece comes stock with a #30 drill.
is one of the most in-demand lead and commercial trumpet players in the world. His signature line of mouthpieces was designed for use in Broadway musicals and studio sessions, and features a wide, comfortable rim with a small inner diameter, shallow cups on the Lead and Studio models, and efficient backbore designs to maximize endurance and create secure slotting for notes in the extreme upper register.
- Lead: A comfortable round rim with a diameter of about 0.625"-0.630", generous relief after the bite followed by a shallow cup and 28 throat.
- Studio: Same rim as the lead, but with a 27 throat.
- BC: Paul's rim, with our solid and warm BC cup, for all around legit gigs.
- Flugel: A very deep V-shape for that warm, velvety, sound.
- Piccolo: The piccolo is a great match using the same rim but has the warm lyrical sound one wants.
Comments from Paul:
With the lead model, double A has a much more secure and larger slot. In fact, the whole range in general feels like it slots better and I feel like the accuracy is better as well. Notes seem to have a larger target and more secure center. The last thing I noticed is that I'm having to back off on volume a little to balance to the other players. That's a good thing as well since it feels like a more efficient blow and that I don't have to blow as hard and can let the mouthpiece do more of the work for me. All of this is noticeable since I've been playing the same show for a few weeks with the same players. Subtle changes that anyone does, whether it be playing a new mouthpiece, a new strength of reed, new mallets on the tympani, we have a strong three week reference to hear all the subtleties.