Tuba & Sousaphone Mouthpieces
When it comes to tuba and sousaphone mouthpieces, there are no right or wrong answers, since every musician has a different embouchure. Brass mouthpieces vary in size and shape: for example, larger cups make for louder volume and increased control, deeper cups produce darker tones in lower registers while shallow cups deliver a brighter sound in higher registers. Again, the right one for you will depend on what matches your playing style and embouchure, so it never hurts to try out more than one size.
If you're not sure where to begin your search in this section, it's always a safe bet to start with the more popular items. Models like the Blessing Tuba and Sousaphone Mouthpieces and the Faxx Tuba and Sousaphone Mouthpieces are best sellers that come in various sizes and are very affordably priced. For a powerful sound that's ideal for jazz, check out the Bach Mega Tone Tuba/Sousaphone Mouthpiece. Boasting a large throat for less resistance and greater flexibility, these mouthpieces employ twice as much mass as ordinary mouthpieces and their dark sound is favored by many jazz tubists and symphony members.
And there are many other top-rated tuba and sousaphone mouthpieces that warrant your consideration. Remember, even the greatest tubists and sousaphone performers spend years trying different sized mouthpieces before settling on anything in particular, so try to enjoy every step of your musical journey. With a little time and effort, you'll be sure to find a tuba/sousaphone mouthpiece that gets you excited about playing for an audience.