Tuba Mouthpieces

Tuba MouthpieceNow available in five diameters and three different cup styles. A better range of dynamics and tonal colors within each diameter is now possible! The newly added “Geib” style cup can also accomodate your F Tuba as well.

Curry Tuba mouthpieces are furnished in an attractive medium-heavy weight blank. “European” shanks are available at extra cost. All Curry Tuba mouthpieces are painstakingly single-point CNC machined top to bottom for the ultimate in consistency.

Cup Styles

D models have a modified hybrid cup combining the best characteristics of the Helleberg and Bach style cups with a standard style rim. The bore is .324" (8.2mm). An all-around mouthpiece easily suitable for all types of music.

DH models have the traditional deep, conically shaped cup that suits strong embouchures. The rim has the flatness and the pronounced bite of the original Hellebergs that provides an exceptional “seal”. Furnished with a .324" bore (8.2mm).

G models (introduced Nov. 2004) feature the parabolic cup shape of the original Geib mouthpiece that promotes a slight “bounce” on the attack. Although slightly shallower than the D and DH models they still have comparable cup volume (more important than cup depth when determining the “blow” of a mouthpiece). A .322" (8.18mm) bore is standard. Great for your “smaller” tubas as well.

Rim Types

The Standard rim (all D models) is similar to the Bach rims. It provides a good seal and the rounded inner edge provides both an accurate attack and comfort.

Helleberg style rims (all DH models) have the stong bite and flat rim surface like the original Helleberg models, with little “fall-off” to the outside. If you prefer the “seal” and attack of the Helleberg rim, they're now available on models 124 through 132.

The Geib rim (all G models) has a semi-round, semi-flat contour of medium width, with a comfortably soft bite. This combination enhances control and flexibility for the well-trained embouchure.

Model Rim Diameter (inches) Rim Diameter (mm) Cup Depth
124D 1.24" 31.5 Deep
124DH 1.24" 31.5 H rim Deep
124G 1.24" 31.5 Deep
126D 1.26" 32 Deep
126DH 1.26" 32 H Rim Deep
126G 1.26" 32 Deep
128D 1.28" 32.5 Deep
128DH 1.28" 32.5 H rim Deep
128G 1.28" 32.5 Deep
130D 1.30" 33 Deep
130DH 1.30" 33 H rim Deep
130G 1.30" 33 Deep
132D 1.32" 33.5 Deep
132DH 1.32" 33.5 H rim Deep
132G 1.32" 33.5 Deep