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Zottola Trumpet Mouthpieces   

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Engineered For The Center Of Sound. In his quest for the ultimate in brass mouthpieces, Frank Zottola, accomplished instrumentalist, arranger, conduc...Read More

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Engineered For The Center Of Sound. In his quest for the ultimate in brass mouthpieces, Frank Zottola, accomplished instrumentalist, arranger, conductor, manufacturer, and design research engineer explored the gamut of acoustical variations. This is the result of his work.

The history
Mr. Zottola's goal; to achieve a significant improvement in sound production, which would allow the brass player to create a full, yet focused and brilliant tone with less effort and without any of the harshness, nasal quality and distortion inherent in so many earlier mouthpiece design "innovations." Strangely enough, his research led him out of the machine shop and into Nature's own laboratory.Nature's Laboratory
In 1952, while walking through a quiet New England woods he came upon a smoothly flowing stream. Subconsciously, his musician's ear noticed that it was producing a dark and diffused tonal quality. As he wandered along a little further where periodic rock obstructions on the stream's bed interrupted the water's flow creating turbulence, he became aware of the increase in brilliance and a compactness of sound. When the stream finally broke into a waterfall, crashing on the descending steps, the pitch, intensity and volume reached its maximum. At that moment, he had a realization that this natural phenomenon could be extended to a practical application in mouthpiece design. He postulated that a stepped back-bore design might very well be what contemporary brass players have been searching for to solve their problem of ever increasing range and endurance demands.Features of the Zottola Mouthpiece
One of the greatest achievements of this design is the one to two tone increase in the upper register without additional effort. The range/endurance boost that players have reported is analogous to the dramatic power surge a turbo-charger or fuel injector has on an engine. In many cases this breakthrough coupled with the comfort design rim has actually eliminated swollen, cut lips and even allowed players to move up to first chair!


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Trumpet Mouthpieces

  • 62A: SMALL DEEP This model produces a large volume of sound while delivering a greater ease in the upper register; more than the 66A and 66B.
    62B: SMALL MEDIUM This is one of our most popular models. Like the 64B, professionals from the classical, jazz and studio scene have chosen this masterpiece for its brilliant full-bodied tone in all registers.
    62C: SMALL SHALLOW This model will give a healthy boost to your range without noticeable loss of volume. All of the 62 series are especially favored by players with thin lips.
    62D: SMALL SHALLOWER This model provides a focused and bright sound that favors the upper register and enhances endurance. Very good for lead.
    62E: SMALL SHALLOWEST The ultimate in a screech mouthpiece. This is the special tool for those extreme demands in contemporary music. If you want to be able to play in the altissimo range with minimum effort, then the 62E mouthpiece is for you.
    64A: MEDIUM DEEP Produces a full, dark tone at low volume levels with a characteristic trumpet sound in all registers. Strong embouchure needed.
    64B: MEDIUM MEDIUM We have determined this model to be the center of sound; the perfect balance of cup diameter and cup depth. This masterpiece is the choice of professionals all over the world.
    64C: MEDIUM SHALLOW Slightly more shallow than the 64B, it gives a boost to range, endurance and projection. Especially recommended for lead in big bands or shows.
    64D: MEDIUM SHALLOWER This model has been chosen by lead players for its focused, bright sound. Jazz artists have also appreciated its flexibility from low to high register with increased endurance.
    64E: MEDIUM SHALLOWEST This model is for extreme high register projection and it is similar to the 66E. It can be very effectively used as an "ace up your sleeve" for that altissimo passage that must soar over the band.
    66A: LARGE DEEP For players who prefer a classical sound with the full range of tone colors, dark to bright. Recommended for strong embouchures or those not aspiring to extreme high register.
    66B: LARGE MEDIUM Suitable for players who prefer a classical tone with more brilliance and greater ease in the upper register.
    66C: LARGE SHALLOW Produces a full-bodied tone that favors the upper register and produces brilliance with less effort.
    66D: LARGE SHALLOWER By decreasing cup depth slightly while maintaining a wide diameter, a radical boost in range will be achieved without sacrificing volume.
    66E: LARGE SHALLOWEST For players who specialize in extreme high register with brilliance. It can be used as a "piece de resistance" for screech parts.
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