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Mouthpiece Meditations, Part 3

Table of Measurements

Table 1. Measurements of Mouthpiece Elements
Mouthpiece
Outer Rim
Diameter
Inner Rim
Diameter
Rim
Thickness
Bore
Diameter
Cup
Depth
Throat
Depth
Backbore
Length
Remington
39
(39†)
25.5
(25.5†)
6.75
(6.75†)
5
16
11
63
Conn 2
38
(37†)
24
(24†)
7
(6.5†)
5
13
9
56.4
Bach 12C (old)
39
24
(24.5*)
7.5
4
(5.85*)
11.5
(M*)
10.5
58
Bach 12C
39
(38†)
24
(24†)
(24.5*)
7.5
(7.5†)
4
(5.85*)
12
(M*)
10.5
57
Bach 6/12 AL
39
25
(25.4*)
7
6
(6.63)
13
(MD*)
13
52.5

† After taking initial measurements, a pocket caliper was used to check the rim measurements of 3 mouthpieces. The caliper, which costs approximately $10.00, is model 132me by General Tools MFG., Inc.

* indicates specifications from BachÆ publications.

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Table 2. Weight and Volume
Mouthpiece
Remington
Conn 2
Bach 12C (old)
Bach 12C
Bach 6 1/2 AL
Giardinelli
Tone Intensifiers
Weight
(grams)
141.85 146.41 167.97 162.68 159.72 49.34, 48.98
Volume
(milliters)
12.79 9.41 9.15 8.65 9.83 n/a

Table Notes

None of the mouthpieces tested were new. The 12C model designated as "old" was used by my father and is therefore presumed to predate the other 12C mentioned. All measurements were made to the limits of accuracy of the eqiupment used; more accurate devices might yield different measurements, but that would not affect the intent of the measurements. Persons with differing measurements or measurements of different mouthpieces are invited to send them to the author at xaxnar@aol.com, along with details about how they were obtained. No mouthpieces were injured or destroyed during the making of these measurements.

 

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