Practice Rims

We have been making rims for people to practice on for over a year when requested, so we decided that this should be something that you can order without having the hassle of calling, emailing, facebooking, twittering, etc.

Now you can have the exact rim you play on to practice on. Many people find that buzzing without the mouthpiece can help their playing dramatically.

Practice Rim

Bass Trombone

Small bore practice rims are currently available for models GP, GP6, 2, .75, and .5.

Refer to product page for rim dimensions

Latest Blog Post

Practice techniques with Dave Taylor

I was on a trip to NY recently and sat down to talk shop with Dave Taylor. I wanted to make sure I asked him all the questions I get asked, and Dave did not hold back. I asked Dave to share his warmup techniques, his practicing style, and how he uses each one of […]


New York
The NY blank weighs slightly more than modern day Bach mouthpieces (Elkhart blanks). Its weight is distributed evenly around the bottom of the cup. This results in an even core of sound with overlapping overtones, creating a tone quality that is thicker than conventional mouthpieces. The NY also provides the midrange overtones that are often lost with other mouthpieces.
The Deco blank is heavier in mass than the NY blank. The added weight is great for large bass trombone mouthpieces that may have thinner walls due to larger inner cup diameters. It is very free blowing and can provide a bigger, darker sound than mouthpieces with less weight. The Deco also provides stability, which can help define partials on those trombones where extra focus is needed.
Our newest mouthpiece blank, the Nouveau was created to give trombonists the flexibility a lighter mouthpiece can provide. It provides a width of sound and wider partial feel for a natural playing experience. Every tone and timbre can be manipulated, making the Nouveau a very expressive mouthpiece.