Flugelhorn Mouthpieces

Flugelhorn MouthpieceFlugelhorn mouthpieces are available for every rim size available. They balance well and produce a velvety, clean sound. Three cup depths: FL is a standard-style deep flugel (.750" deep) cup #18 (4.31mm) bore suitable for most work; FLM is a medium-shallow flugel  (.625" deep) cup #22 (3.99mm) bore for those that desire a shallower cup; FLD cup is my deepest cup (.875" deep) #15 (4.58mm) bore that offers the richest, darkest sound of the Curry line and is the next logical step to the deepest flugelhorn cups on the market-Flip Oakes StandardWT flugel mouthpieces (1.00" deep, #13 bore) and his new (2010) Extreme Flugel Cup (1.25" deep .25" bore). These are only available through http://www.flipoakes.com/

Please see Mouthpiece Overlays page for a Flugel cup comparison.

Please note: ALL 600 Series rims are available with corresponding FLM, FL, and FLD cups.

Proper fitting of a flugelhorn mouthpiece is more important than most players think. Please be sure to choose the correct shank style when ordering. See information below.

Flugelhorn Mouthpiece Taper Information

There are three commonly used flugelhorn tapers:

  • Standard taper: fits Yamaha, Getzen, Callet, Benge/King/Conn, Weril, Holton and older Kanstul 1525 fluglehorns and other “American” flugelhorns except Bach.
  • Bach taper: Fits Bach, Olds, Courtois, LeBlanc (including Sandoval), B&S, and some other European brands, and Kanstul models 725, 1025, & 1525.
  • Couesnon, or French Taper: Fits Couesnon,  some other European brands, Flip Oakes "Wild Thing," Kanstul CCF 925, and original F. Besson flugelhorns. Couesnon taper is sometimes referred to as French taper.

    Note: Standard taper will fit in most flugels requiring a Bach taper. They just stick out of the tuning bit about 1/3" (8mm) further. Mouthpiece engagement of at least 5/8" (.625") or more into the tuning bit is usually sufficient.
       

  • Curry Size
     
    1H
    1
    1.25
    1.5
    2
    3
    5
    7
    8.5
    10.5
     
    cup diameter
    .684"
    .680"
    .672"
    .670"
    .668"
    .665"
    .660"
    .652"
    .639'
    .625"
     
    mm
    17.37
    17.2
    17
    17
    16.9
    16.9
    16.7
    16.7
    16.23
    15.9
     
    64ths
    43.8/64
    43.5/64
    43/64
    42.9/64
    42.75
    42.6/64
    42/64
    41.7/64
    41/64
    40/64
    deepest
    Deep Flugel
    1H FLD
    1 FLD
    1.25 FLD
    1.5 FLD
    2 FLD
    3 FLD.
    5 FLD
    7 FLD
    8.5 FLD
    10.5 FLD
    deep
    Std. Flugel
    1H FL
    1 FL
    1.25 FL
    1.5 FL
    2 FL
    3 FL.
    5 FL
    7 FL
    8.5 FL
    10.5 FL
    fairly deep
    Medium Flugel
    1H FLM
    1 FLM
    1.25 FLM
    1.5 FLM
    2 FLM
    3 FLM.
    5 FLM
    7 FLM
    8.5 FLM
    10.5 FLM