The Legends RM 16S was inpired by a vintage Rudy Muck Cushion Rim 16S. The original brochure from 1937 describes the legendary cushion rim as “the most comfortable feature of any mouthpiece in the field today”. It helps relieve pressure, prevents hinderance of blood circulation in the lips, and keeps the lips from slipping, even when wet. Over 75 years later, this is still one of the most comfortable rims available. Rudy Muck cushion rim mouthpieces have become indispensable for mariachi players who seek great projection and comfort through extended playing.
Along with the cushion rim, the Legends RM 16S has a bowl shaped cup and the Legends enhanced throat. It has been fitted with our tightest backbore, the Manhattan, which has great focus and nice resistance. This backbore is specifically geared for extended performances and all night gigs. This model is kept in stock in the Las Vegas Showroom blank, which is geared toward maximum efficiency and projection. This mouthpiece is a masterpiece of comfort and playability!
August 30, 2019: excerpt from a review submitted by professional trumpet player Randy Dunn: Next I ran the same mouthpiece test with my other new mouthpiece, the Legends Brass .595 RM 16S (Rudy Muck) mouthpiece (with standard configuration: #27 throat, Manhattan backbore, and Legends Las Vegas Showroom blank.) Again, amazingly, I experienced the same positive results! This mouthpiece was also a winner. Compared to the first mouthpiece that I tried (the JT CS), it has a brighter, and more focused sound, and playing it requires backing off with the air a little bit more than with the JT CS (no doubt because of the tighter Manhattan backbore that is on the RM 16S.) This means that the RM 16S would be even better for long, extended-playing gigs and rehearsals, and also for gigs with few breaks and almost constant playing. Read the full review here.
Rudy Muck came from a long line of musical instrument craftsmen. His ancestors had been making instruments as far back as 1875 in Austria. Rudy became an apprentice in his father’s New York shop at the age of eight. He learned to play the trumpet during these early years, and by age 12 was playing in B.F. Keith’s band. Later, he became a craftsman in his father’s shop, and together they perfected the legendary Rudy Muck Cushion Rim Mouthpiece.
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