WTB Bach Mt Vernon 6 1/2 AL or 6 1/2 A small shank trombone mouthpiece

KenHughes73

New Member
I would like to buy a MV 6 1/2 AL or 6 1/2 A mouthpiece. If anyone has one they are not using that is sat in a draw or cupboard that they are willing to sell to a new home., It would be great to hear from you. Thanks, Ken
 

2nd tenor

Well-Known Member
Thank you for your message. The corp. Sizes are that little bit different and unfortunately not i am looking for.

My quest for Mt Verno 6 1/2 A or AL continues.
Just wondering, what are the distinguishing features of the Mount Verno such that a casual glance would tell the viewer what it was?

Have you tried the specialist Trombone Chat forum? (TromboneChat - Index page) I realise that it is USA based but (for an easier transaction) it still will have many members that live within Europe too. Good luck with your hunt.
 
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KenHughes73

New Member
Hi there, a Mt Vernon Bach has it stamped on the mouthpiece. As for the playing differences i havent played all eras of the abach mouthpieces but i know that the plank and dimmensions changed slightly after the Vincent Bach Corp (un named) in about 1970. For me the Mt Vernon 6 1/2 A and AL feel right for me. I own a modern 6 1/2A good but different.

Thanks for the Trombone Chat tip. I am a member there and put an add up there a few days ago. Some of tge folks gave me good tips there too for other mouthpiece options, but alas still no firm leads for an MV.

My search continues. Anyone with Bach Mount Vernon they do not use and would be willibg to sell i would really like to hear from you.

Cheers, Ken
 

Vegasbound

Active Member
2nd tenor, Bach mouthpieces have changed over time NY are the original larger sizes are very rare, mt vernon are different cup and rim shapes and seen by many as the Bach mouthpiece especially the 11c and rarer 6 1/2 which go for big money

Then came the first Corp they again differ in design of the rim etc from mt vernon, then your into the really inconstant small letter/ large letter and now the artisan which are described as being based on mouthpieces from the Bach safe of the mt vernon, some live them some don't

Hope that helps
 

2nd tenor

Well-Known Member
Thanks all.

For those that it might help the Mount Vernon mouthpieces are marked Vincent Bach Corp MT Vernon NY. There’s no mistaking them then, well not the ones I saw on eBay.com. I was surprised by the (high) prices the Mount Vernon’s command.

As I now understand it (just done some research) Bach sold out in 1963 to United Musical Instruments (or whatever it called itself at the time). The Mount Vernon (New York City) Bach faculty was manufacturing in 1953 but after Bach sold out I believe that the manufacturing was taken elsewhere and the mouthpieces then made were effectively the same in name only - some special tooling and experienced staff were lost in the move.
 
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KenHughes73

New Member
I have no need for the MV 2G as i do like my Griego NY 0.75 on my bass horn, but the 2G did come up on TromboneChat only last week. It was only there for maybe two days and it was sold. I cant remember if the seller even put up the price.

As for me i still hunt for my Bach Mt Vernon 6 1/2 A or AL. All help gratefully received. Thanks again
 
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