We are excited to visit our good friends, Joy Brass, in Tokyo, Japan for the 5th year in a row!
From September 10th to the 19th Bob, John, and Brett will be in Japan to do valve alignments, consultation, and presentations. Noah Gladstone from The Brass Ark will be on hand for consultations and a presentation of our new small bore line of trombone mouthpieces.
Here is a little sneak peak of some of the analysis that goes on behind-the-scenes here at the shop. Studying and understanding the acoustics behind the instrument and the mouthpiece only paints part of the picture. Each model represents hundreds of hours of analysis and interacting with players to find out what makes a particular mouthpiece “magical.”
We are excited to bring a new product to the trombone world in the next few weeks. With the Reeves Trombone Sleeves you can control the penetration of your mouthpiece in your trombone. For large bore trombones you can go back and forth between the standard large bore shank and the Remington shank just by switching sleeves. There is no need to get a separate mouthpiece.
Trombone Mouthpieces by Bob Reeves Brass – Brass Ark
We are pleased to announce a trombone mouthpiece collaboration between Bob Reeves Brass Mouthpieces and The Brass Ark, creating an exciting line of premium trombone mouthpieces. Initially we will offer five trombone mouthpiece models with more in the pipeline. Introducing, on specific request, a revolutionary shank system allowing customization for the professional to fine tune the penetration of the mouthpiece into their instrument’s receiver. Various shanks and rim combinations are also available as special options.
Bob Reeves Brass Mouthpieces is a world renowned maker of the highest quality hand crafted mouthpieces for professional trumpet players for over 50 years.
About The Brass Ark
The Brass Ark, established in 2010 by trombonist Noah Gladstone, celebrates the love and passion for legendary brass craftsmanship and brings it to the forefront of musicians’ minds through the development and cultivation of modern equipment that firmly establishes its roots in the classic designs of the vintage masters.
Trombone Mouthpiece Concept
We are very excited and proud to see this mouthpiece project come to fruition. Bringing a premium line of hand crafted mouthpieces, available to the trombone community, has been a dream for both companies. The Bob Reeves/Brass Ark mouthpieces are some of the finest ever produced and we are confident that our philosophy of bringing rare and classic designs integrated with the modern mainstream has created something very special.
We haven’t had a chance to update our blog in a few weeks, mostly due to the fact that we’ve had mouthpieces to make and valve alignments to do!
It was great to see our long time customer, Mark Lawrence, swing by the shop for some mouthpiece work. Mark, if you don’t know, is a fabulous trombone player, having played principal in the San Francisco Symphony for many years. He also teaches trombone at the Colburn Conservatory of Music here in L.A. It was great to see you Mark!
Many may not know that we can do custom work such as threading and alterations. If you are interested in this kind of work give us call or email!