Trumpet and Cornet Mouthpiece Tops

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Front Row (Backbores):
   Trumpet -- Cornet -- British Cornet -- Series 80 Cornet -- Series 80 Trumpet
Back Row (Tops):
   Anchor Grip -- Trumpet/Cornet -- British Cornet

 Anchor Grip Trumpet Top

Anchor Grip Top

The Warburton System

The Warburton system lets you choose a combination of rim diameter, cup style and depth, with a backbore to best balance your sound and resistance. This flexibility means you can have the most efficient mouthpiece with which to perform in any given playing situation.

Our two-piece system consists of fully interchangeable "TOP" sections and "BACKBORE" sections. Due to the many demands placed upon the modern brass player, the variety of Warburton cup designs are able to produce the most desired sound in any playing idiom.

The backbore sizes compliment the cup designs and further assist in the refinement and "fine-tuning" of the sound. Consideration has been given even to the placement of the backbore into the receiver (amount of gap).

The Warburton system allows the player the opportunity to personally "balance" their equipment. This can now be accomplished without the necessity of traveling to a mouthpiece maker or waiting for a mail-order custom made piece that often does not work and cannot be exchanged.

Warburton backbores are available in thirteen standard sizes for Trumpet, Cornet, Schilke Piccolo Trumpet and Blackburn Piccolo Trumpet.

With many years of experience, the Warburton staff can assist you in choosing a mouthpiece well suited to your needs.

In addition to the Warburton component-based system, custom mouthpiece work is our specialty. We can modify any manufacturer's mouthpiece to work with Warburton components. Gold plating is available too.

To see cutaway images of each cup shape, click HERE (opens in new tab)


All of the Precision Machined Warburton Trumpet Top Designs - including the signature models - are available in the following materials:

Silver Plated Brass - By far, the most popular choice as nearly all players start out with silver and stick with it. Players with an allergy to silver should try our gold-plated or "Warbonite" versions.

Gold Plated Brass - The gold surface has a slightly more slippery feel than silver. More info...

Lexan Clear Plastic - The Lexan models are preferred by many players for hot weather use because the Lexan is less prone to slide around on sweaty skin

White Delrin Plastic - For cold weather use, some players like the temperature-neutral characteristics of the Delrin

"Warbonite" Hard Rubber

- Feels similar to polished polycarbonate - soft, but with a secure, non-porous "friction grab"

- Very efficient: Many hard rubber formulas were play-tested. One imported German hard rubber outperformed all others and earned the name Warbonite. A Warbonite hard rubber top, when combined with a brass backbore has been shown to produce more volume-per-effort than an all brass setup, while sounding more radiant than Lexan or Delrin plastics.

Note the size of the mouthpiece currently used and consult the Approximate Comparison Charts below to find the Warburton mouthpiece diameter that is the closest to the diameter of the present mouthpiece. This is a good place to start unless there is difficulty with the diameter size of the present mouthpiece (i.e. too large? or too small?). After choosing a comfortable diameter, try one diameter size up and down to confirm the diameter selection.

Select an intermediate size backbore (6 or 7). Note that at this point this backbore is for test purposes and is to be used to settle in on diameter and cup shape. Other backbores will be tested later to balance the sound.

Play various cup models of the chosen diameter according to performance needs and desired sound:

Desired Sound Try These Cup Depths
Studio lead ESV, ES, S, SV, M
Piccolo sound S, SV, M
Brass quintet M, MC, MV, MD, MDV
Orchestral MC, MV, MD, MDV, D, XD

 

Repeat the same musical passage, such as a scale, and compare the changes in timbre and settle in on which sounds the best. Remember, compare sound, not technique.

Using the cup selected, try a tighter backbore (one with a lower number), then one that is more open (one with a higher number). There will be a noticeable difference in the way it blows as well as in the way it sounds. This will give you a good idea of which direction to move to find a backbore that will suit your needs. While the Star (*) series backbores may feel more free blowing, depending on the player, these backbores may not focus as well as the standard series. This will be a personal choice.

Once a combination has been selected, go back and confirm the cup selection and then play the original mouthpiece as a comparison. You and your listener will hear a difference and you will feel a difference.

Remember that different styles of music may require different equipment to achieve the appropriate sound for the job. So, change equipment to get the optimum sound, not the method of playing.

If you run into a situation during a fitting session that you need assistance with, remember that help is only a phone call away at 1-800-638-1950.

Note: It is a good idea to have a listener familiar with your sound, or one whose judgment you trust, present for the entire fitting session.

 

 

 

Warburton Size #1
Inside Diameter .690" (17.5mm)
- Outside Diameter 1.100" (28mm)
Warburton Model Bach Schilke Reeves Giardinelli
1ES --- --- --- ---
1ESV --- --- --- ---
1S --- --- --- 1S
1SV --- --- --- ---
1M --- --- --- M
1MC --- 19B --- ---
1MD --- 19 --- 1C
1D --- 19D --- 1B
1XD --- --- --- ---

 

Warburton Size #2
Inside Diameter .680" (17.25mm)
- Outside Diameter 1.090" (27.7mm)
Warburton Model Bach Schilke Reeves Giardinelli
2ES --- --- --- ---
2ESV --- --- --- ---
2S --- --- --- ---
2SV --- --- --- ---
2M --- --- --- ---
2MC --- 17B --- ---
2MD 1X 17 --- ---
2D 1B 17D --- ---
2XD 1A --- --- ---

 

Warburton Size #3
Inside Diameter .670" (17mm)
- Outside Diameter 1.080" (27.4mm)
Warburton Model Bach Schilke Reeves Giardinelli
3ES --- --- --- ---
3ESV --- --- --- ---
3S --- --- --- 3S
3SV 1, 1 1/2 E 15A --- ---
3M 1, 1 1/2 D --- --- 3M
3MC 1, 1 1/2 C 15B --- ---
3MD 1, 1 1/4, 2C 15 --- 3C
3D 1, 1 1/2 B 15D --- 3B
3XD 1, 1 1/2 A --- --- ---

 

Warburton Size #4
Inside Diameter .660" (16.75mm)
- Outside Diameter 1.075" (27.3mm)
Warburton Model Bach Schilke Reeves Giardinelli
4ES --- --- 43ES ---
4ESV --- --- --- ---
4S --- --- --- 6S
4SV 3E 14A 43S ---
4M 3D --- 43M 6M
4MC MT.V.3C 14B 43C ---
4MD --- 14 --- 6C
4D 5B 14D --- 6B
4XD --- --- --- ---

 

Warburton Size #5
Inside Diameter .650" (16.5mm)
- Outside Diameter 1.065" (27mm)
Warburton Model Bach Schilke Reeves Giardinelli
5ES --- --- --- ---
5ESV --- --- --- ---
5S --- --- 42ES 7S
5SV 6E 13A 42S ---
5M 6D --- 42M 7M
5MC 5C, 6C 12B, 13B 42C ---
5MD 6 13 --- 7C
5D 6B 13D --- 7B
5XD 6A --- --- ---

 

Warburton Size #6
Inside Diameter .640" (16.25mm)
- Outside Diameter 1.060" (26.9mm)
Warburton Model Bach Schilke Reeves Giardinelli
6ES --- --- 41ES ---
6ESV --- --- --- ---
6S --- 10A 41S ---
6SV 7E --- --- ---
6M 7D 11A 41M ---
6MC MT.V.7C 10B, 11B 41C ---
6MD 7 10, 11 --- ---
6D 7B 10D, 11D --- ---
6XD 7A --- --- ---

 

Warburton Size #7
Inside Diameter .630" (16mm)
- Outside Diameter 1.055" (26.8mm)
Warburton Model Bach Schilke Reeves Giardinelli
7ES --- --- --- ---
7ESV --- --- --- ---
7S --- 8A --- 10S
7SV 10 1/2 E --- --- ---
7M 10 1/2 D --- --- 10M
7MC 10 1/2 C 7B --- ---
7MD --- 7 --- 10C
7D 10 1/2 B 7D --- 10B
7XD 10 1/2 A --- --- ---

 

Warburton Size #8
Inside Diameter .620" (15.75mm)
- Outside Diameter 1.050" (26.7mm)
Warburton Model Bach Schilke Reeves Giardinelli
8ES --- --- --- ---
8ESV --- --- --- ---
8S --- 5A --- ---
8SV 11E --- --- ---
8M 11D --- --- ---
8MC 11C 6B --- ---
8MD 11 6 --- ---
8D 11B 6D --- ---
8XD 11A --- --- ---

 

Warburton Size #9
Inside Diameter .610" (15.5mm)
- Outside Diameter 1.050" (26.7mm)
Warburton Model Bach Schilke Reeves Giardinelli
Any Size 9
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Warburton Size #10
Inside Diameter .600" (15.25mm)
- Outside Diameter 1.045" (26.5mm)
Warburton Model Bach Schilke Reeves Giardinelli
Any Size 10
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