September 29, 2022
Very happy with my WB-S piece and my LA backbore. This piece has a bit more crackle than my GR bergeron, more direct focus. I have tried many backbores and my favorite is Legends LA followed by Warburton NY. Thank you for your great workJoaquín
Hello, the Mariachi mouthpiece just arrived. It is great. I wanted something really bright for the big band I play in. Thank you so much. Harry
I just had to message you about the “S” backbore. Firstly, where has this BB been all my life. I almost backed out of the purchase because I didn’t want to spend that much on a BB. I had been using a Patrick CL BB along with some Warburtons. Well, those are going on ebay real soon. I cannot tell you how excited I am about playing my trumpet. As an amateur player, confidence is so important. I never realized how much a BB could change my confidence. The relationship between this backbore and my King Super20 S1 is “love at first site”. Thank you so so much. Merry Christmas……Frankie
hello, just wanted to thank you for the quick response time, good customer service, quality product, would definately use your store again & recomend you to others, thx.
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Hi just to say this Maynard mouthpiece you sent me is the best ive ever played, and so comfortable,
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Derek/Mrs. Saidak…I’ve been looking for a top for my Schilke cornets for over a year now. The “BB” top is EXACTLY what I’ve been searching for as I can’t play deeper pieces. It also works VERY well with ur “Manhattan” BB on my Schilke B7. It’s kind of like Xmas has come…lol! And of course ur Saidak Flugel piece is the best thing since sliced bread! Thanks for putting out such a GREAT product especially for players like me that use small diameter pieces. Butch
April 16, 2021
I just got this BC Master piece in and WOWEE!! This thing feels frickin’ great man! To be honest, I expected to hate it cause of the #30 throat, but it sure doesn’t feel like a #30 throat. The piece feels focused, supportive, and consistent all the way from low F# to double C. It’s giving me a clear-ness and in the double register that I feel I’ve been missing.
April 15, 2021
I’ve been using your BCJT version for over a year now and love it. I actually got to “buzz” on Chase’s JT when I visited his manager in Florence, Al back in 2003. Your version in the vintage blank comes the closest to it, it’s also brighter than the Schilke version.
Keep up the great work man…thanks
By the way, I am LOVING the gold plated big daddy Chet Baker mouthpiece with my Kanstul model 1601.Simply the best marriage of a mouthpiece with a trumpet in my 50 years of playing jazz trumpet!
Hi Derek , I just want to thank and personally praise you for the amazing service right from the beginning of my journey with Legends, my mouthpiece arrived today only after I ordered it on Friday which I think is amazing, I only had time to play it for about 40 minutes but I know this mpc is the one right off the bat, everything about it is perfect. Thanks for an amazing service Derek . Good luck for the future my friend
I am loving the Chet Baker model Big Daddy gold mouthpiece with my Kanstul Model 1601! I have never owned a trumpet mouthpiece that gives me more confidence regarding note placement. I think about the note and the integration of the mouthpiece with my embouchure produces the sound… simply amazing! With that said, I am ready to order the flugelhorn version of the same mouthpiece.
Thanks so much!
Derek, I received the Legends Scodwell Flugel Mouthpiece today. It is the perfect match for me and my Scodwell Flugelhorn. Thanks for the fine advice on purchase of the heavy wt. model. Thanks Again, Regards, Dave
April 6, 2020
Hi Derek; I got my L-B4L the other day, right on time, and have been enjoying it; I have been playing (with a few deviations) a Warburton 4M/7 for probably over 30 years; My work as a professional Tpt player in NYC over the last 47 years(gasp) has been well,pretty much everything from Big Bands,to Chamber groups,Broadway shows, Salsa Bands..and everything in between..Just wanted to give you a background. My impressions of the mouthpiece: As I ease into the mouthpiece, Im enjoying the feel of the rim..although I`m still getting used to the slightly larger diameter then the Warburton; I think that will be OK; The rim contour and softness is very nice; I`m used to a flatter rim, but this is close enough and I`m used to it already. The fundamental sound of the mouthpiece is beautiful! Large,balanced,for sure more on the “legit” side.Nice scale.. I`v never been one to enjoy laser beam playing..Not a put down as I`v played with folks over the years that play like that and are fantastic..but not my thingI will wait a few days to test how it plays as a lead piece, but it does seem that it has some resistance when I step on the gas a bit.; Can`t wait to try it on a gig, when this madness is over…All in all it feels so far just as you advertised it, like a good option as kind of a crossover piece; I used to switch over to a 1C to play the Orchestra gigs, and I didn’t` really like to; This mouthpiece sounds like it would be excellent playing chamber music, or Brass Quintets Thanks for the great work! Larry
April 4, 2020
Hi Derek. After warming up slowly on the Git R Dunn mouthpiece I pushed it a little. Played very clear “Fs”. All the mouthpieces I purchased from you are clearly in my view commercial hot rods. The Git r Dunn is no exception. Even though it is a .600 it doesn’t feel like it. It feels bigger. Between that one and the standard Broadway they are life changers. For me they can give you range that you can play when I couldn’t on the hundreds of other pieces I’ve tried through the years. No joke. I know there are players that can play the stratosphere on Bach mouthpieces. No way I can but these Legends brass mouthpieces are sleeping Dragsters waiting to burn some rubber. I will make a video some time and send it to you. I am amazed at my results. Thanks Mark.
February 8, 2020
Derek, I’m not one to beat around the Bush. A spade is a spade.I slowly warmed up for 10 minutes on long tones from C on the staff to low F#. Then I thought I would push it a little bit. I played the scale up to high D and stopped playing. I’m telling you Dude this mouthpiece rocks. Truly a work of Art. I will probably buy a couple more just because I want too. Thanks Buddy. Excellent craftsmanship.
December 31, 2019
Just wanted to drop you a line about the Legends BB you sent. It’s a fantastic piece. It feels great and slots really efficiently. I was surprised at how fast I was able to lock in with it. I feel like I sound better than ever! Look forward to doing business again.
“Thanks for the insane lead piece! I’ve lost my range every summer with the beatings from day to day lead playing here, but with this piece, I’ve kept up all my range for the entire season! Thank you so much for the quality piece!”
-Blue Devils lead trumpet 2019
Just wanted to say I’m playing a Legends JT RS .624 and it’s incredible. Switched over 6 months ago after playing Marcs for years and I’ve been floored at how good this piece feels and sounds
from a customer in Salt Lake City, UT
You make amazing mouthpieces and I know it’ll be worth the wait. After my first show on the broadway lead, I came home and sold all of my mouthpieces and am building my legends collection. Thanks!!
Btw, that was my first gig with that SH piece and it performed well. NICE mellow sound and very comfortable! Kudos brotha!!
May 13, 2019:
I received this morning your Heim2.AWESOME!!! AWESOME!!!!!
Is the best embouchure that I never try.Amazing!!!
Thank you so much for this very important help for my sound development.
Have a wonderful time.
All the Best!
You are one fine mouthpiece maker! The MFIII works great, as apposed to the Monette copy I tried a while back. The way you adjust the blow makes such a huge difference! Easy to play!
Hello Tony and Derek,
I received my Legends Scodwell Mello mouthpiece yesterday. From the first buzz I knew it would work better for me than the stock Conn mouthpiece, or the cornet mouthpieces I had been trying. At .64′ it feels identical to the .65″ GR mouthpieces i use on trumpet, cornet and flugel.
With the horn in Eb, I warmed up on the stock Conn to get a level-set, and then tried the Legends. The intonation was immediately better, as was my range. I can hit a high B without cracking it right now. I’m sure a few more notes will come with practice. The tone is great when I put enough air in on the low notes, and easy in the mid and upper range.
The biggest benefit I see, for me, is that practicing the mellophonium will no longer be frustrating, so I’ll practice it more.
Great product, great service, and it’s been a pleasure talking to you Tony. I’m kind of awed by talking shop with someone in the Kenton band almost 50 years ago.
I’ve enclosed photos of my horn. Like new, in nickel plate.
All the best,
Thank you Robert, and thank you Tony Scodwell for sending Robert our way!
Hey! I am a trumpet player in the Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps. One of the other leads brought an L-6A4L in the heavyweight blank to camp this past weekend and we immediately fell in love with it. It was able to blend very well with the section and soar over everyone in our screamer solos.
Just wanted you to know that I love this flugelhorn mouthpiece you sent me. It solved a lot of my issues switching from the supercat 1 to my flugelhorn. I gained an octave and it still has a sweet tone. Thanks so much.
i just had to send you a quick email to tell you that the RM 16S that I recently bought from you is the last mpc. I will need to buy. Because of some unique circumstances, including some nerve damage on the left side of my face, I am relegated to small-diameter mpcs. in order to maintain a “buzz”. In addition, I have some issues with TMJ. As a result of these two issues, I can tell very quickly if a mpc is for me or not. Well, your RM 16S is a Godsend. When I start to practice, it’s like I’m already warmed up. When i first plugged it into my Legends trumpet, with a modicum of air, my sound was so big and full that I could hardly believe it. Many thanks! (I’m going to do some practicing now.)
Greg U. in TX
Wow wow!!! You did something right with that 10.5 cw. Incredible piece. Love the tone from bottom end and up high. Thanks…if you ever have a used one for a good price, I want it as a backup. Happy Thanksgiving…blessings
Just wanted to give you a little feedback on the Outlaw piece. So tonight I played my first gig on it. I can’t believe the sound that came out of my horn this mpc has such a rich, fat and powerful sound and by far is better than anything I’ve ever played in my life and I’ve played a few. I have definitely found the mpc that is good for me.
I just wanted to thank you Derek for all your help and advice over the months for producing amazing quality equipment and the gig was 20 tunes mixed up with Earth Wind and Fire Maynard etc yeah I was tired but still enjoyed playing, can’t say I’ve done that with any other equipment.
Hi Derek, I just wanted to say. I’ve got 2 of your mouthpieces. Broadway and Broadway Lead. Wow. Just wow. I played the lead mpc Saturday night on a gig, and it just screamed. Sunday morning, the broadway was perfect. I can’t tell you how much I love these mouthpieces.
I have ordered several mouthpieces from Derek and the team at legends brass. I think for the money you cannot beat their product and definitely their customer service. I have played Monette, curry, flip Oaks and the usual Bach pieces. These mouthpieces are some of the consistently best. I always have one in my case next to a Monette. They are also very easy to work with if you have a custom request. They have always answered my emails and done some with extensive knowledge and great customer service. Highly recommended.
August 8, 2018
Wow I am amazed with the Super C mouthpiece I thought my bob reeves 42ES was badass. Not only is the Super C range broader brighter and higher. The tonality in the low and medium range is great!!! Got it in time for a Mariachi Gig last night and the projection with unparalleled endurance my colleges loved the mouthpiece as well. And definitely can here me a mile away!
Can’t wait till next week to really sizzle in private gig in Glendale. Really did a fantastic job with this mouthpiece. This is my 3rd Mouthpiece from U, love them all!
The philharmonic, miles davis, and the Super C.
Thanks for the great service. Received order on Monday!