Mouthpiece Specifications

 

MB1
Mercer and Barker mouthpieces are produced using traditional British precision engineering and fine craftsmanship. The Mercer and Barker MB1 is a large tuba mouthpiece designed to make playing throughout the range of the tuba easier. The mouthpiece rim is geared towards helping the player smoothly transition from register to register with minimal changes in the jaw position. The rim also provides the player with more comfort so that endurance is not an issue. Mercer and Barker describe the end result of the MB1 tuba mouthpiece as a warm, rich, and velvety tone that has become a popular choice for players with strong embouchures. The MB1 has also proven to be a great tool for creating a wide range of dynamics.
Specifications:  
Inner Diameter: 32.5mm/1.28in
Rim: Width: 8.0mm/0.31in, Round
Cup: Deep funnel
Bore: 8.3mm/0.33in

Equivalent to:

Conn Helleberg 7B / Denis Wick 1/1L/1XL / K & G 1F / Bach 12 / Schilke 67 / 69C4 / Perantucci PT34 / PT70 / 72 / 80 / 82

 

 

MB2
Mercer and Barker mouthpieces are produced using traditional British precision engineering and fine craftsmanship. The Mercer and Barker MB2 tuba mouthpiece is the largest within the range, designed to make playing throughout the range of the tuba easier. The mouthpiece rim is geared towards helping the player smoothly transition from register to register with minimal changes in the jaw position. The rim also provides the player with more comfort so that endurance is not an issue. Mercer and Barker describe the end result of the MB2 tuba mouthpiece as a warm, rich, and velvety tone that has become a popular choice for players with strong embouchures. The MB2 has also proven to be a great tool for creating a wide range of dynamics.
Specifications:
Inner Diameter: 33.0/1.29in
Rim: Width, 8.0mm/0.31in,
Cup: Medium funnel
Bore: 8.3mm/0.33in

Equivalent to: 

K & G 1F / Mike Finn MF3 / Bach 7 / Round Perantucci PT88L / PT88 / PT86 / PT48+ / PT50

MB3 – Grezzy
Mercer and Barker mouthpieces are produced using traditional British precision engineering and fine craftsmanship. The Mercer and Barker MB3 tuba mouthpiece as endorsed by Simon Gresswell one of the UK’s leading advocates of the BBb Tuba is known for its evenness of tone quality in all registers. The MB3 is also designed to give the player security in the high register without sacrificing the low range. The mouthpiece rim is geared towards helping the player smoothly transition from register to register with minimal changes in the jaw position. As modern solo and chamber music becomes more demanding for tuba players, the MB3 provides a valuable tool for performing this literature.

Specifications: 
Inner Diameter: 31.4mm/1.24in
Rim: Width, 8.0mm/0.31in, Round
Cup: Medium deep, funnel
Bore: 9mm/0.35in

Equivalent to: 

VB 24AW / Denis Wick 3 / 3L / 3XL / Conn Helleberg 7B

MB4 – SC (Shaun Crowther)
Mercer and Barker mouthpieces are produced using traditional British precision engineering and fine craftsmanship. The Mercer and Barker MB4 tuba mouthpiece with the help of Shaun Crowther principal EEb Tuba with the world famous Grimethorpe Band  is designed for the modern tuba soloist and works very well with F and EEb tubas. The shape and depth of the cup contributes to a brighter, lively sound that projects well. The MB4 also helps the player achieve very clear articulations and improves flexibility. The rim is geared towards providing maximum comfort and endurance.
Specifications:
Inner Diameter: 31.7mm/1.25in
Rim: Width, 8.0mm/0.31in, Round
Cup: Medium funnel
Bore: 8.3mm/0.33in

Equivalent to: Slightly shallower cup than the models above.

MB5 – Cattanach 
Mercer and Barker mouthpieces are produced using traditional British precision engineering and fine craftsmanship. The Mercer and Barker MB5 Cattanach tuba mouthpiece is the second largest within the range, designed and developed with Andy Cattanach one of the UK’s leading tuba players currently occupying the principal BBb Tuba seat at the world renowned Fodens band. The MB5 has been developed with a seamless cup, thicker rim to make playing throughout the range of the tuba easier, it doesn’t sap the airflow like many other mouthpieces ensuring less effort a more comfort. The mouthpiece rim is geared towards helping the player smoothly transition from register to register with minimal changes in the jaw position. The rim also provides the player with more comfort so that endurance is not an issue. Mercer and Barker describe the end result of the MB5 tuba mouthpiece as a warm, rich, and velvety tone that has become a popular choice for players with strong embouchures. The MB2 has also proven to be a great tool for creating a wide range of dynamics.
Specifications:
Inner Diameter: 33.0/1.29in
Rim: Width, 8.0mm/0.31in,
Cup: Medium funnel
Bore: 8.3mm/0.33in

Equivalent to: 

K & G 1F / Mike Finn MF3 / Bach 7 / Round Perantucci PT88L / PT88 / PT86 / PT48+ / PT50

 

MB4 (Euph/Trom)
Mercer and Barker mouthpieces are produced using traditional British precision engineering and fine craftsmanship. The Mercer and Barker MB5 Euphonium mouthpiece features a heavy weight design that provides remarkable clarity of articulation and quick response. The MB5 has the signature comfort of Mercer and Barker rims with a slightly bowl-shaped cup that produces a very brilliant tone throughout all registers of the instrument. The MB5 is currently available in large shank models.
Specifications:
Inner Diameter: 25.95mm/1in
Rim: Width, 6.76mm/0.27in, round
Cup: Medium deep, slight bowl
Bore: 7.28mm/0.29in

Equivalent to: Denis Wick 4AL

MB4F (Euph/Trom)

Mercer and Barker mouthpieces are produced from the traditional British precision engineering and fine craftsmanship. The Mercer and Barker MB5F Euphonium mouthpiece is primarily based on the MB5; a mouthpiece that features a heavy weight design while providing a remarkable clarity of articulation and quick response. The MB5F has a relatively flat rim that gives the player even more clarity of attack and easier flexibility. The moderate bowl shape of the cup produces a brilliant tone throughout all registers of the instrument. The MB5F is currently available in large shank models.
Specifications: 
Inner Diameter: 25.95mm/1in
Rim: Width, 6.76mm/0.27in, flat
Cup: Medium deep, slight bowl
Bore: 7.28mm/0.29in

Equivalent to: Denis Wick 4AL

Bespoke Finishes

Stainless Steel:
Manufactured from 316 Stainless Steel, Hypoallergenic ensuring we have options for anyone with allergies. SS is also a very hard and tough material that doesn’t need plating or re-plating over time. It has a mirror finish and the tensile strength to withstand minor dinks and bangs. Comfortable on the lips.

Bright Silver Plate (BSP)
Manufactured in brass, high polish to a perfect finish, coated in 20 microns of Bright Silver Plate and finished to perfection.

Gold Plate:
Manufactured in brass, high polish to a perfect finish, coated in 20 microns of Bright Silver Plate, polished and top plate of 24ct gold to finish. This can be full gold, gold rim and band or just a simple Gold rim.

Rose Gold Plate:
Manufactured in brass, high polish to a perfect finish, coated in 20 microns of Bright Silver Plate, polished and top plate of 24ct gold to finish. This can be full gold, gold rim and band or just a simple Gold rim.

Satin Finish:
Manufactured in brass, high polish to a perfect finish, coated in 20 microns of Bright Silver Plate, satin finish applied to the body of the mouthpiece leaving the rim in BSP. This can also be applied to any of the Gold variations.

If you have any requests or different finishes please contact us on: sales@mercerbarker.com