Through years of playing testing and research David O'Neill has come up with three perfect
'one piece' trumpet mouthpieces for all players.
Great trumpet players like Bobby Shew, Arturo Sandoval, Doc Severson, Claude Gordon, Rafael Mendez, Maynard Ferguson, etc (to name a few), have all played on a one-piece trumpet mouthpiece before all the confusing combinations were created.
Specs and Features:
David O'Neill Custom Trumpet Mouthpieces Aid In:
- Improving centered sound in all registers
- Increasing range and endurance
- Better flexibility
- Less lip swelling
- Natural forward and closed aperture set up
- Allowing for a louder sound projection
aids in a more comfortable grip without getting a sore lip.
#26 Reverse tapered back bore
creates a free blow. Inside diameter .660" (16.75mm)
Slightly Lower Pitch Center - Our back bore is .050" longer in length overall than standard back bore. This added a unique type of resistance resulting in firmer "walls" around the slots. If you are playing at extreme volumes, this type of security can make the difference between a guarded performance and a boldly dynamic one. Most players have found that their tuning slides can come in as much as a quarter inch, resulting in a more consistent timbre and better intonation.
Highly Efficient - The trumpet player's buzz is amplified to a vibrant sound, even in the mid and low registers. This makes it possible for lead players to remain authoritative in these registers without having to over-loosen their chops. This pays off big in the endurance department.
Resistance - The increased quantity of sound requires a less physical drive to sustain dominance. An entirely new reamer was created to make this back bore so more specific comparisons aren't possible.
It was in 2005 that I first stumbled upon the Brass Trax website and the music
of David O'Neill. I have tried several different mouthpieces over the years but always struggled with the upper registers. After testing each of David's new designs, I found that I use the Sizzler the most. It really helps me hit the high ones. For some of the music I still use the Bomb...and for some, the Signature.
It is easy to change from one mouthpiece to the other due to the design.
Ormond Beach, FL
The Signature -
I have played on a Monet for years. Your Signature mouthpiece is now my favorite mouthpiece.
The Bomb -
For years I have gone from one trumpet mouthpiece to another, struggling for a balance in quality of tone and embouchure endurance from the lower to the upper ranges. While one mouthpiece would suffice for the higher notes, it was always at the sacrifice of the lower notes and vice-versa. With David O'Neill's Signature mouthpiece, I have found the balance I have been seeking both in a full comfortable range, increased endurance, and consistent tonal quality. David, my embouchure thanks you!
I have been buying your tracks for years and enjoy them very much. I have been struggling trying to find a mouthpiece that I feel comfortable with. I saw your mouthpiece line and thought if your mouthpieces are as good as your tracks, I’m in for a treat. I was right! Your Signature mouthpiece has helped me enjoy playing without the effort.
I bought your "Bomb" mouthpiece. Man, that was named correctly. It is "the bomb" for sure. I am a come-back player. I just started playing again after taking some years off. Your rim is extremely comfortable and I play with less effort. Thank you for watching out for us!
The Sizzler -
When I started playing with the Sizzler, the rim felt very comfortable. It didn't seem that I had to warm up as much as I did with the jet-tone in order to play what I wanted to. What I liked also was after playing for an hour I could come back two hours later and my lips weren’t tired. Thank you so much for Brass Trax. If I didn't find your website I probably would have quit (playing). Keep your eyes on the Son! And thanks for your ministry.
Phil Von Busch
Throughout the years I have played with several mouthpieces always switching from one to another in order to perform in specific registers. David O’Neill’s Signature mouthpieces give me the ability to perform in all registers without sacrificing projection, tone, or the ability to “slot” into specific notes. I look forward to the new found confidence that the “Sizzer” has given me. THANKS!