<![CDATA[ - Blog]]>Thu, 07 Dec 2017 15:44:35 -0500Weebly<![CDATA[Legends Brass Backbores]]>Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:30:00 GMThttp://legendsbrass.com/legends-brass-how-it-all-began/legends-brass-backboresChoosing a backbore can be challenging, but getting the right feel and sound is well worth the effort!

The feel of a backbore is sometimes described as the 'blow'. It can range from tight to open. A tight blow can boost the player's ability in the upper register. But too much increased resistance can stifle the sound and exhaust the lips. If you're playing a lot of high and technical parts (lead or solos), you may want to try a backbore with a tight feel. If you're gassing out to fast, you might need a more open backbore to relieve some of the resistance.

The sound of the backbore can range from focused to broad. This may be affected by the internal shape of the backbore, as well as the mass (light or heavy blank). If you need a lot of projection, such as for a solo or a performance in a large or crowded venue, you may want to try a focused backbore. If you're looking for a dark and blended sound, a broad sounding backbore is what you'll need.

Legends Brass has seven backbores to choose from. They are all available in both lightweight and heavyweight blanks. In every case, the lightweight blank isn't as efficient, making the sount a little more focused. The heavyweight will have a slightly broader sound. You're sure to find one perfect for your musical needs. 

Legends "Manhattan" Backbore:  Our tightest backbore. The Manhattan has great focus and nice resistance. It is specifically geared for the needs of players on those extended performances and all night gigs. 

Legends "T" Backbore:  A tight backbore with a lot of sizzle and focus. Similar in feel to a Warburton #4 to #5. 

Legends "LA" Backbore:  Our commercial backbore, perfect for studio musicians and those who want to be! This is a copy of a backbore designed by the legendary Johnny Madrid. This backbore's sound has great sizzle, core, and enhanced upper harmonics. 

Legends "Vegas" Backbore:  More open than the LA, but more focused than the S. Our customers find that this backbore has a nice blend of sizzle and core. Similar in feel to a Warburton #5.

Legends "S" Backbore:  Our standard backbore, used on most of our mouthpieces. This backbore has been described as having a lot of core. Similar in feel to a Warburton #6 to #7.

Legends "O" Backbore:  More open than the S, but tighter than the Chicago backbore. Our customers describe this backbore as dark, with a lot of core. Similar in feel to a Warburton #7 to #8. 

Legends "CHICAGO" Backbore:  Our most open backbore. Our customers describe this backbore's sound as dark and broad. Similar in feel to a Warburton #8 to #9.

Shop Legends Brass backbores here.
<![CDATA[Dan Burnham Reviews Legends MF HG]]>Thu, 02 Nov 2017 18:10:36 GMThttp://legendsbrass.com/legends-brass-how-it-all-began/dan-burnham-reviews-legends-mf-hg
Thanks Dan for your favorable review!

Take Dan's advice and try a Legends MF HG today!
Legends MF HG
<![CDATA[Legends JT Super C: Update from Dan Burnham]]>Fri, 07 Jul 2017 15:00:00 GMThttp://legendsbrass.com/legends-brass-how-it-all-began/legends-jt-super-c-update-from-dan-burnham
<![CDATA[The Legendary Francis de Mauro sound tests the L-MF III]]>Tue, 04 Jul 2017 14:50:27 GMThttp://legendsbrass.com/legends-brass-how-it-all-began/the-legendary-francis-de-mauro-sound-tests-the-l-mf-iiiAnd that's how it's done. Wow!
Thank you Mr. De Mauro for this video (originally published in 2016).
<![CDATA[The Legendary Dan Burnham reviews the Legends JT Super C]]>Thu, 15 Jun 2017 20:36:53 GMThttp://legendsbrass.com/legends-brass-how-it-all-began/dan-burnham-reviews-the-legends-jt-super-c
Thanks, Dan, for the great review! They're selling like hotcakes. For those of you looking for something similar to the old Jet-Tone MF Personal, this mouthpiece may be perfect. Be advised that the cup is very shallow. If you would like something with a slightly deeper cup, consider the Legends JT MF or Legends JT MF Master. 
Legends JT SUPER C

Legends JT MF .593
Legends JT MF Master
Here are the specs from the old Jet-Tone pamphlet:
Send us a video of your super C!
<![CDATA[Chuck Par-Due reviews the Legends HJ Trumpet Mouthpiece (update!)]]>Mon, 05 Jun 2017 15:25:41 GMThttp://legendsbrass.com/legends-brass-how-it-all-began/chuck-par-due-reviews-the-legends-hj-trumpet-mouthpiece-update
Thank you for the kind words, Chuck! Keep up that legendary Harry James sound!

The Legends HJ .600 Double-Cup Trumpet Mouthpiece.
<![CDATA[The Legendary Sammy Ceballos]]>Fri, 26 May 2017 13:00:00 GMThttp://legendsbrass.com/legends-brass-how-it-all-began/the-legendary-sammy-ceballosLegends Brass would like to thank our legendary friends in Puerto Rico, Sammy Ceballos and Mayari Skerrett for their play test of the L-B5L. If this doesn't impress you, nothing will! 
<![CDATA[Phaeton PHT-LV 1200 Las Vegas trumpet]]>Fri, 19 May 2017 13:00:00 GMThttp://legendsbrass.com/legends-brass-how-it-all-began/phaeton-pht-lv-1200-las-vegas-trumpetLegends Brass would like to congratulate the legendary David Perrico on designing the new Phaeton PHT-LV 1200 Las Vegas trumpet! A masterpiece! And the setup will be complete with the Legends Brass David Perrico Las Vegas Showroom trumpet mouthpiece
<![CDATA[The Legendary Tom Smith, Jazz Trombone]]>Fri, 12 May 2017 13:00:00 GMThttp://legendsbrass.com/legends-brass-how-it-all-began/the-legendary-tom-smith-jazz-tromboneDid you know that Legends Brass also makes trombone mouthpieces? When you start with the very best, you only need to make a couple of models! See reviews below for the Tom Smith 1 and Tom Smith 2 trombone mouthpieces. Thank you Tom Smith for these reviews! 
<![CDATA[The Legendary Chuck Par-Due reviews the Legends HJ]]>Fri, 12 May 2017 13:00:00 GMThttp://legendsbrass.com/legends-brass-how-it-all-began/the-legendary-chuck-par-due-reviews-the-legends-hjLegends Brass would like to thank trumpet legend Chuck Par-Due for his review of the Legends HJ. We consider Chuck an authority on the music of Harry James. Chuck says, "Fellow trumpet players, if you are currently playing a Parduba mouthpiece, or you are looking for a lead trumpet mouthpiece, you need to check out the Legends HJ mouthpiece.
It is an AMAZING piece!"

Thank you, Chuck!

Click here for more information on Chuck Par-Due and his Swingin'  Big Band. 

Click the photo below to hear Chuck playing the Legends HJ.