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In 2013 I developed the 4147-IB Tenor trombone with Ian Bousfield for Getzen Instrument Co. At the time Ian had been working on developing a mouthpiece line that had started before the instrument designwork.
Fast forward to 2015 and discussions were had about the possiblity of moving manufacturing to the USA with GSI LLC (Griego Sound Inventions LLC) and pushing the designs forward. This led me to work on his mouthpiece line.
There are many new creations that are going to be offered within his line of mouthpieces. The redesign brought new aspects that allow us to bring his complete approach to the forefront. From small changes to the outside of the mouthpiece to more drastic internal changes, the pieces play great.
We are working with our dealer/distributor network to make sure these are near you to test. If your local dealers do not have them, ask them to get them for you.
We are shutting down December 15 through January 1st.
You will be able to find us at Midwest Band Convention this week in Chicago.
We have a lot to do to get ready for 2015, and so we ask that you purchase any last minute Christmas Gifts through our Stocking Dealers.
The 5 CS, 1 CS, and 7 CS are designed around the Getzen Custom Series trombones. They do however work quite well on most trombones and I’ve been getting a lot of requests of “how do I purchase this model, because I can’t find them on your website?”.
These models are sold exclusively through Getzen dealers and you can order through your local Getzen Dealer. Please go here to find a dealer.
For the past year, I’ve been working with Gerry Pagano and Mark Hoelsher on a new bass trombone mouthpiece. On Gerry’s most recent trip, we were able to come up with something we’re proud to offer as my first Artist Series bass model.
This mouthpiece is very well balanced. I work with a lot of bass trombonists, so I’m quite sensitive to the needs of you guys. While we all love big bass trombone sounds, a bomastic low register usually equates to a wide-open, “false ringing” upper register. This piece addresses that with a big bass sound in the low register that also works great in the upper register. And it does that without being overly bright.
Now for the specs. This GP model has a 1.125″ cup diameter and a wide rim (1.595″). That’s a bit wider than a traditional Bach-like blank (1.555″). It’s not uber-wide, but it does allow for more contact than most bass mouthpieces. You’ll recognize the blank design as being the same as those from the Alessi line.
I’m intrigued by this model since it’s a departure from what I’ve produced in the past. I hope you enjoy the sound and feel as much as we do.
Next up in the Artist Series is a Steve Wiest jazz trombone mouthpiece, which is long overdue.
Graham Ashton and I have worked together on Edwards trumpet development for a few years now. And since he has decades of experience designing mouthpieces, I thought he would be the perfect person to help me launch a Griego trumpet mouthpiece line. After two years of collaboration and testing, we are pleased to announce that mouthpieces will begin shipping next week.
I’m really proud of the results. The first thing people usually notice is the resonance. I think the color of sound with these mouthpieces is something special. There’s definitely a lot of character in the sound. And of course they’re free-blowing. Enjoy!
We will be shipping mouthpieces through the 20th of December. After this date we will be shutting down shipping until January 2nd in order to do year end inventory, maintenance, etc… Oh, we might visit the fam for the holidays as well during this time but that’s on a more personal level.
If you find yourself in need of a Griego mouthpiece at the last minute we understand. There are a great number of Griego Dealers that stock our mouthpieces and you can give them your business and they will greatly appreciate it. If the dealer you call does not have the model you are after, please give them a courteous reminder that they (as dealers) should have inventory and then proceed on to the next dealer on our site. Thanks for the great 2011 and we look forward to helping you create your next musical moment in 2012.
I’ve been working the past nine months on finishing the next Alessi Series cup lines. The B & D cups were the missing links and are now available (or soon will be) at your local Griego dealer.
We will make them available on this site once all dealers have them and are ready for your orders.
The B cup is a great solo mouthpiece and the D is a good all around mouthpiece for orchestral/symphonic playing.
The wait is over (and your patience is appreciated)! We have been busy making mouthpieces and are excited to finally make the Griego-Alessi’s available on our own site.
Our dealers have pre-ordered these mouthpieces and many now have them in stock. Please feel free to order from them if you want to take advantage of their return policies. Our online store is also available for orders. As you may already know, we do not accept trials or returns (unless there is a manufacturing defect). Between working at Edwards and creating mouthpieces for Griego, I simply don’t have the time to handle returns. I will have trial kits and mouthpieces for sale at TMEA this week in San Antonio. If you are attending, please drop by and play test these new creations.
While we currently have silver Griego-Alessi’s in stock, an onslaught of orders could wipe us out of our reserves. I’ll be working nights and weekends to keep up with the demand. Order fulfillment should speed up once I get a feel for demand. My goal is to deliver every order as quickly as possible.
Gold-plated Griego-Alessi mouthpieces are not currently in stock, so delivery will take a little longer for those models.
One final request: please read the material provided on our web site before shooting off an email. The volume of emails I receive is quite heavy, and although I do my best to keep up, it can become overwhelming. If you do not receive an answer in 3-5 days, go ahead and re-send your message.
Photography and artwork by David Finlayson
We know some of you have been curious about our progress on the new Alessi line. Here’s the fruit of Christan’s and Joe’s labor.
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