Bach Mouthpieces – Lettering Variations

Bach Mouthpieces – Lettering Variations

Timeframe Lettering Image
 circa 1920’s VINCENT BACH, NEW YORK mpc_1920s_NewYorkmpc_1920s_NewYork_1
circa 1920’s VINCENT BACH CORP. NEW YORK
7C

note Serif font 

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 circa 1930s VINCENT BACH CORP., NEW YORK

note Serif font 

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1936 VINCENT BACH CORP., NEW YORK

note Serif font 

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 circa 1940s VINCENT BACH CORP., NEW YORK
7

note Serif font 

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 circa 1940-’53 VINCENT BACH CORP., NEW YORK
7

note Sans Serif font 

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 circa 1953-’59  VINCENT BACH CORP. MT. VERNON N.Y.2-1/2C

note loose “,”
note fraction symbol

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circa 1960-’64  VINCENT BACH CORP MT VERNON NY
1-1/2C

note loose “.” on MT & NY
note fraction symbol

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circa 1960-’64 VINCENT BACH CORP MT VERNON NY mpc_pre65_MtVernon
circa 1965-’69  VINCENT BACH CORP
1C
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circa 1994-’96  VINCENT BACH
11/2
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circa 1997-’03  VINCENT BACH

note larger font

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circa 2004  VINCENT BACH
1-1/2C

note small font

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circa 2007  VINCENT BACH
1-1/2C
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Source: Used with permission from TrumpetJunkie.com

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  1. Under floden
    #1 Under floden 11 October, 2013, 09:00

    This is the nice blog site. Really helpful information. Thank you so much!

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  2. Karl Breslmair
    #2 Karl Breslmair 10 December, 2013, 07:43

    Dear Sirs!

    I´m an Austrian craftsman an appreciate the work of Vincent Bach!
    Your website is great and extremly interesting.
    Just now I have got a Bach mouthpiece for restoration. It is a 1 1/4 C but the fraction stroke is horizontal. You describe many periods but not the different in the fraction bar. Do you have an idea in which period this mp had been produced? The dealer was “Lechner Bischofshofen”. This shop was founded in 1988. Regards, Karl

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    • Bach Loyalist
      Bach Loyalist Author 16 February, 2014, 09:48

      I added some additional images of fractions. Check out the Mt. Vernon images from 1960-1965 above for a reference.

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  3. marius
    #3 marius 21 February, 2014, 06:25

    Hi, do you make bach mouthpice for french horn?

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    • Bach Loyalist
      Bach Loyalist Author 21 February, 2014, 09:27

      Yes, Conn Selmer makes Bach french horn mouthpieces. Go to your local music store to find a selection.

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  4. MARIUS
    #4 MARIUS 22 February, 2014, 09:57

    it doesn’t exist this mouthpiece…i want Bach mouthpiece for french horn, but to be changed, modified….i want Bach 10, but with narrow rim, with medium cup depth, end 17.70 mm cup diameter. I wish it for medium high register horn…you can do this type of mouthpiece?

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    • Bach Loyalist
      Bach Loyalist Author 23 February, 2014, 11:57

      You’ll need to connect with a mouthpiece modification type company to have modified to what you want. Have you ever worked with Dillon Music in NJ? Dillonmusic.com

      If not, you’ll have to work with your local store repair shop to see what they can do for you… This website is more for history, and information on Bach instruments, not about modifying equipment…

      Hope this helps

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  5. Don
    #5 Don 25 February, 2015, 21:31

    Hi! I’ve got a Vincent Bach Corp., New York trumpet mouthpiece, size 6, with a small capital M directly under the 6 on the throat. MP also has a ’20’s style slanted (as opposed to square) rim. 1) Is this MP from the mid to late ’20’s? 2) What does the M on the throat stand for? Thanks! – Don

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    • Bach Loyalist
      Bach Loyalist Author 26 February, 2015, 19:33

      I’ve not seen that marking before. More than likely an indication of the back bore configuration.

      Send me an email with high resolution photos and I’ll look more into this. Please send to admin (at) bachloyalist.com

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