Brian Hecht Bass Trombone Mouthpieces

Griego-Hecht Mouthpieces When talking with musicians from around the world I’ve noticed that many that have had success in the music field do things a little different than others. I like to study these successes and try to figure out the back story and how/why these people are able to advance many times in auditions when others do not.

Brian Hecht is one of these individuals I’ve studied for quite some time, and in passing we started talking about auditions and mouthpieces that he uses. Brian told me that he has three pieces that he uses that are very similar in rim shape, but vary in throat size and external weight. These small differences give him the ideal weight for the type of sound he needs in the orchestra, the timbre choices for solo repertoire, and the stability for auditions when care is needed to make sure everything comes together during “that time”.

After discussing these ideas and concepts we decided to work together to let other bass trombone players in on his secrets. We worked via USPS Priority mail many times back and forth getting these ideas into their brass homes. Brian Hecht’s concepts can be found in three sizes, and three different models. Once you find the right cup diameter you can then find the perfect mouthpiece for your overall needs, or purchase all three to use as Brian intended.

We hope you enjoy these mouthpieces and the timbre they bring to your bass trombone.

Christan Griego

Griego-Hecht Orchestral Model 0

The Orchestral Model mouthpiece was arrived at after several years of trying various mouthpieces with the goal of a big, warm sound that can hug the low brass in resonance. This mouthpiece truly fits that description in every way. It naturally provides the breadth of sound needed to provide a solid foundation in the bottom of any trombone section. It’s sound can carry through the orchestra without protruding from the ensemble’s overall sound. On this mouthpiece, I feel that I can achieve any dynamic I want without damaging the beauty of the tone. It is the perfect mouthpiece for any orchestral setting.

Price:
$250
Specs:
Cup Diameter: 1.160”
Throat: .316”
Finish:

Griego-Hecht Recital Model 0

The Recital Model mouthpiece was developed to showcase a broad spectrum of overtones in my sound. I wanted a mouthpiece that would allow me maximum freedom of expression and choice of color when performing different solo repertoire. This mouthpiece is the perfect combination of a broad, beautiful sound with just the right amount of response to allow for the performer to have total control of their harmonics and articulation. Be ready to experience a huge palette of sound and articulation options with this mouthpiece that will allow you to create a masterpiece in your performance.

Price:
$250
Specs:
Cup Diameter: 1.160”
Throat: .314”
Finish:

Griego-Hecht Audition Model 0

The Audition Model mouthpiece was developed over the course of 14 years of auditioning for professional orchestras. I needed a mouthpiece that was designed to deliver my performance into the laps of the committee with impeccable sound, articulations, and slotting of pitch. This mouthpiece makes my fundamentals rock solid and has a singular goal of making my performance check all the boxes. It produces a clear, direct, vibrant sound that can travel to the back of any concert hall with clarity and precision. Nothing in my playing will be lost or muddied by the long ring times of these large concert venues.

Price:
$250
Specs:
Cup Diameter: 1.160”
Throat: .312”
Finish:

Griego-Hecht Orchestral Model 1

The Orchestral Model mouthpiece was arrived at after several years of trying various mouthpieces with the goal of a big, warm sound that can hug the low brass in resonance. This mouthpiece truly fits that description in every way. It naturally provides the breadth of sound needed to provide a solid foundation in the bottom of any trombone section. It’s sound can carry through the orchestra without protruding from the ensemble’s overall sound. On this mouthpiece, I feel that I can achieve any dynamic I want without damaging the beauty of the tone. It is the perfect mouthpiece for any orchestral setting.

Price:
$250
Specs:
Cup Diameter: 1.100”
Throat: .316”
Finish:

Griego-Hecht Recital Model 1

The Recital Model mouthpiece was developed to showcase a broad spectrum of overtones in my sound. I wanted a mouthpiece that would allow me maximum freedom of expression and choice of color when performing different solo repertoire. This mouthpiece is the perfect combination of a broad, beautiful sound with just the right amount of response to allow for the performer to have total control of their harmonics and articulation. Be ready to experience a huge palette of sound and articulation options with this mouthpiece that will allow you to create a masterpiece in your performance.

Price:
$250
Specs:
Cup Diameter: 1.100”
Throat: .314”
Finish:

Griego-Hecht Audition Model 1

The Audition Model mouthpiece was developed over the course of 14 years of auditioning for professional orchestras. I needed a mouthpiece that was designed to deliver my performance into the laps of the committee with impeccable sound, articulations, and slotting of pitch. This mouthpiece makes my fundamentals rock solid and has a singular goal of making my performance check all the boxes. It produces a clear, direct, vibrant sound that can travel to the back of any concert hall with clarity and precision. Nothing in my playing will be lost or muddied by the long ring times of these large concert venues.

Price:
$250
Specs:
Cup Diameter: 1.100”
Throat: .312”
Finish:

Griego-Hecht Orchestral Model 1.25

The Orchestral Model mouthpiece was arrived at after several years of trying various mouthpieces with the goal of a big, warm sound that can hug the low brass in resonance. This mouthpiece truly fits that description in every way. It naturally provides the breadth of sound needed to provide a solid foundation in the bottom of any trombone section. It’s sound can carry through the orchestra without protruding from the ensemble’s overall sound. On this mouthpiece, I feel that I can achieve any dynamic I want without damaging the beauty of the tone. It is the perfect mouthpiece for any orchestral setting.

Price:
$250
Specs:
Cup Diameter: 1.0825"
Throat: .316”
Finish:

Griego-Hecht Recital Model 1.25

The Recital Model mouthpiece was developed to showcase a broad spectrum of overtones in my sound. I wanted a mouthpiece that would allow me maximum freedom of expression and choice of color when performing different solo repertoire. This mouthpiece is the perfect combination of a broad, beautiful sound with just the right amount of response to allow for the performer to have total control of their harmonics and articulation. Be ready to experience a huge palette of sound and articulation options with this mouthpiece that will allow you to create a masterpiece in your performance.

Price:
$250
Specs:
Cup Diameter: 1.0825"
Throat: .314”
Finish:

Griego-Hecht Audition Model 1.25

The Audition Model mouthpiece was developed over the course of 14 years of auditioning for professional orchestras. I needed a mouthpiece that was designed to deliver my performance into the laps of the committee with impeccable sound, articulations, and slotting of pitch. This mouthpiece makes my fundamentals rock solid and has a singular goal of making my performance check all the boxes. It produces a clear, direct, vibrant sound that can travel to the back of any concert hall with clarity and precision. Nothing in my playing will be lost or muddied by the long ring times of these large concert venues.

Price:
$250
Specs:
Cup Diameter: 1.0825"
Throat: .312”
Finish:

Griego-Hecht Orchestral Model 1.5

The Orchestral Model mouthpiece was arrived at after several years of trying various mouthpieces with the goal of a big, warm sound that can hug the low brass in resonance. This mouthpiece truly fits that description in every way. It naturally provides the breadth of sound needed to provide a solid foundation in the bottom of any trombone section. It’s sound can carry through the orchestra without protruding from the ensemble’s overall sound. On this mouthpiece, I feel that I can achieve any dynamic I want without damaging the beauty of the tone. It is the perfect mouthpiece for any orchestral setting.

Price:
$250
Specs:
Cup Diameter: 1.065”
Throat: .316”
Finish:

Griego-Hecht Recital Model 1.5

The Recital Model mouthpiece was developed to showcase a broad spectrum of overtones in my sound. I wanted a mouthpiece that would allow me maximum freedom of expression and choice of color when performing different solo repertoire. This mouthpiece is the perfect combination of a broad, beautiful sound with just the right amount of response to allow for the performer to have total control of their harmonics and articulation. Be ready to experience a huge palette of sound and articulation options with this mouthpiece that will allow you to create a masterpiece in your performance.

Price:
$250
Specs:
Cup Diameter: 1.065”
Throat: .314”
Finish:

Griego-Hecht Audition Model 1.5

The Audition Model mouthpiece was developed over the course of 14 years of auditioning for professional orchestras. I needed a mouthpiece that was designed to deliver my performance into the laps of the committee with impeccable sound, articulations, and slotting of pitch. This mouthpiece makes my fundamentals rock solid and has a singular goal of making my performance check all the boxes. It produces a clear, direct, vibrant sound that can travel to the back of any concert hall with clarity and precision. Nothing in my playing will be lost or muddied by the long ring times of these large concert venues.

Price:
$250
Specs:
Cup Diameter: 1.065”
Throat: .312”
Finish:

Griego-Hecht Tenor Model Dub

The Dub Model mouthpiece is for bass trombone players needing a mouthpiece for large bore tenor trombone playing. It is difficult to find a mouthpiece that fits the face comfortably while allowing you to play with comfort.

Price:
$250
Specs:
Cup Diameter: 1.115”
Throat: .295”
Finish:

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