Bach Trumpet Mouthpieces – A Textual History
A quick overview of Bach mouthpieces from an correspondence from Tedd Waggoner.
“All of the early mouthpiece samples of the Bach mouthpiece production….i.e. 85th St. location, E.41st St. location, and the Bronx have a (.) after Corp.
Sometime during the Mt. Vernon years (1953-1963) he started leaving the (.) off. It simply said “Vincent Bach Corp” Sometime after Selmer bought the Bach Company, (after 1963) they started putting the (.) back on.
In the early 1990’s (I think around 1993 or 94) we started manufacturing the mpc’s sans (without) the word “Corp.”. The reason was there was no longer a Vincent Bach Corporation since it had long been swallowed up by the Selmer / Magnavox / North American Phillips / Integrated Resources / Kirkland-Messina deals.”
Bach Trumpet Mouthpieces – A Visual History
Bach Trumpet Mouthpieces – A Visual History (Unique Models)
We are always looking for unique early Bach mouthpieces to be added to our images below. Before Bach switched to the current numbering system, example of mouthpieces included the “crackerjack”, “star”, and “aida” models. Please contact us via the contact us link at the top of each page if you have examples of these models.
Here’s a summary of known models, prior to current numbering system.
C. Dankler; Early Bach Mouthpiece Images
J. Jobe – Mt.Vernon Mouthpiece Image