This top selling mouthpiece line is available as a 3-piece configuration including a rim, cup, and screw shank. As before, these cups will be compatible with all of our Houser and Sellmansberger screw rims. The cup models will include the “Solo”, “Symphony”, “Imperial”, and “Orchestra Grand”. Each cup model has a set of corresponding screw shanks to give the desired combination needed, and is offered in the standard “American” size or the larger “European” size. For the “Imperial” cup model, there is also a third “British” shank offered that is approximately the size of a bass trombone shank.
The Sellmansberger Solo is a Waldkraiburg-style, wide, medium-shallow, bowl cup. It is popularly used with F, Eb, and 3/4 size tubas. The Solo can give a darker sounding 5/4 – 6/4 tuba a more clarified, core sound.
The Sellmansberger Imperial is a “compressed cone” cup, with intermediate depth, for large Eb tubas, quintet, and many other applications. When used with brighter 5/4 and 6/4 tubas, the Imperial will darken the sound and still leave a response of a medium-depth mouthpiece without sounding blatty.
The Sellmansberger Symphony is a hybrid “conical swell” style cup that offers quick, low range response, with exceptional legato and pianissimo, as well as desired sonic control of low register stridency without dampening. It also offers maximum resonance for 4/4 – 6/4 tubas. The Symphony cup can also be used with the Orch. Grand screw shanks to give you more options. When used with the Symphony shanks, it features a counterbored throat for fast, low range response. The Grand shanks have a more standard, parallell bore, offering more resistance.
The Sellmansberger Orchestra Grand is a symphonic style cup that is slightly broader at the top of the cup, as compared to the Symphony cup, and has slightly more volume. It can also be used with the Symphony screw shanks to give you more options. When used with the Symphony shanks, it features a counterbored throat for fast, low range response. The Grand shanks have a more standard, parallell bore, offering more resistance.