In the late 1960's, Maynard worked with Jack Bell, a mouthpiece craftsman in England. Together they created the FBL (Ferguson-Bell Limited) series of mouthpieces. Three depths were created, the TS (shallow), TM (medium) and TD (deep). Rumor has it that Maynard was using this series of mouthpieces when he recorded the original MacArthur Park.
Legends Brass was able to scan a vintage FBL TM for this design. The rim is rounded and extremely comfortable, to support those extended upper-register riffs. Cup depth is very hard to quantify, as with most of Maynard's mouthpieces, since he preferred V-shaped cup. A best estimate would be medium shallow (similar to Bach D). To make this mouthpiece more accommodating to a wide range of players, it has a #27 throat and the Legends S backbore.
Outside Rim Diameter: 1.06 (26.924 mm). Outside Rim Contour: Medium Round.Cup Depth: V-cup Medium Shallow (similar to Bach D). The Vintage blank is inspired by classic Jet-Tone mouthpieces played by famous trumpet players of a bygone era. It has a beautiful art deco look. There isn't a lot of excess mass with this blank, which makes it versatile enough for general playing but with plenty of zing for those solo and lead parts! The item must be in new condition (no exceptions). THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING WITH US. Check out the other items in our store! This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Brass\Trumpets". The seller is "legendsbrass" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Republic of Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Vietnam.