Mouthpiece Adapters

TrueVee® mouthpiece adapters are machined by hand using American brass or stainless steel.  They are made one-at-a-time when ordered using custom-designed tools and reamers manufactured by Gammons Hoaglund.  To ensure accuracy, they are constantly measured thoughout the machining process.  Each adapter is tested for proper fit on a variety of name-brand instruments.

 

If you have a non-standard instrument, we will work with you to get the correct fit at no extra charge in most cases.  In some cases, especially with older instruments, reasonable set-up fees will be charged.  If you've ever experienced the frustration of trying to insert a Bach® mouthpiece into a Getzen® Flugelhorn then you know pain.

 

If you have a need for a strange adapter - trumpet to tuba, for example, just let us know and we'll quote you a price.  As long as it's a Morse Taper, we'll make it with no questions asked.

 

Please note that our large mouthpiece to small receiver adapters work perfectly.  However, they WILL make the instrument play flat.  Just how flat is determined by the instrument.  If you're lucky, you will have enough room on your tuning slide to compensate.  If not, you'll have to become familiar with Trumpet in B transposition.   Please note that large mouthpiece to small receiver adapters made in stainless steel may not be returned as they are extremely difficult to machine.  

 

It is suggested that you test the instrument in question in a SAFE manner before ordering a large to small adapter in stainless steel.  An easy method is to tape the mouthpiece to the leadpipe with some gaffing or painter's tape.  Then, play some notes in the lower register.  Do not use duct tape as it will remove any lacquer finish.

TrueVee® Cornet to Flugelhorn Adapter

Specifications
Overall Length: 1.278"
Large Diameter: 0.398"
Small Diameter: 0.374"
Taper Length: 0.929"
All Tapers: Morse Spec.

The TrueVee® Cornet to Flugelhorn Adapter allows you to use a standard-shank or long-shank cornet mouthpiece in a flugelhorn.  All modern-era mouthpieces adhering to the Morse Taper specification will fit properly in any flugelhorn.  An adapter can be built to fit period mouthpieces for an extra fee.   This adapter gives the flugelhorn a brigher sound with a little edge.

Order in Raw Brass $30.00
Order in Stainless Steel $60.00

TrueVee® Trumpet to Flugelhorn Adapter

Specifications
Overall Length: 1.582"
Large Diameter: 0.424"
Small Diameter: 0.374"
Taper Length: 1.232"
All Tapers: Morse Spec.

The TrueVee® Trumpet to Flugelhorn Adapter allows you to use a standard trumpet mouthpiece in a flugelhorn.  All modern-era mouthpieces adhering to the Morse Taper specification will fit properly in any flugelhorn.  This adapter lowers the pitch of the flugelhorn so the tuning slide will have to be adjusted to compensate.  This adapter also gives the flugelhorn a brighter sound with a little edge.

Order in Raw Brass $45.00
Order in Stainless Steel $65.00

TrueVee® Trumpet to Cornet Adapter

Specifications
Overall Length: 2.328"
Large Diameter: 0.424"
Small Diameter: 0.352"
Taper Length: 1.058"
All Tapers: Morse Spec.

The TrueVee® Trumpet to Cornet Adapter allows you to use a standard trumpet mouthpiece in a cornet or trumpet with a cornet receiver.  All modern-era mouthpieces adhering to the Morse Taper specification will fit properly in any cornet mouthpiece receiving instrument.   This adapter lowers the pitch of the instrument so the tuning slide will have to be adjusted to compensate.  Please note that the stainless steel adapter may not be returned.

Order in Raw Brass $45.00
Order in Stainless Steel $65.00

TrueVee® Flugelhorn to Trumpet Adapter

Specifications
Overall Length: 1.278"
Large Diameter: 0.412"
Small Diameter: 0.388"
Taper Length: 0.929"
All Tapers: Morse Spec.

The TrueVee® Flugelhorn to Trumpet Adapter allows you to use a standard flugelhorn mouthpiece in a trumpet.  All modern-era mouthpieces adhering to the Morse Taper specification will fit properly in any trumpet.  This adapter raises the pitch so the tuning slide will have to be adjusted to compensate.  This adapter gives the trumpet a warm, dark sound.  Think Freddie Hubbard on Billy Joel's Zanzibar.

Order in Raw Brass $30.00
Order in Stainless Steel $60.00

TrueVee® CG1 Flugelhorn to French Taper Adapter

Specifications
Overall Length: 1.062"
Large Diameter: 0.392"
Small Diameter: 0.392"
Taper Length: 0.725"
All Tapers: Morse/0.392"

The TrueVee® Flugelhorn to French Taper Adapter allows you to use a standard flugelhorn mouthpiece in an instrument with a French or Straight Taper lead pipe.  All modern-era flugelhorn mouthpieces adhering to the Morse Taper specification will fit properly in the adpater.  This adapter lowers the pitch slightly so the tuning slide will have to be adjusted to compensate.  This adapter will work on Couesnon and Courtois flugelhorns and similar instruments.  Thanks to Chuck Garretson for detailing the specifications.

Order in Raw Brass $45.00
Order in Stainless Steel $65.00

TrueVee® CG2 Cornet to French Taper Adapter

Specifications
Overall Length: 1.062"
Large Diameter: 0.392"
Small Diameter: 0.392"
Taper Length: 0.725"
All Tapers: Morse/0.392"

The TrueVee® Cornet to French Taper Adapter allows you to use a standard cornet mouthpiece in an instrument with a French or Straight Taper lead pipe.  All modern-era cornet mouthpieces adhering to the Morse Taper specification will fit properly in the adpater.  This adapter lowers the pitch slightly so the tuning slide will have to be adjusted to compensate.  This adapter will work on Couesnon and Courtois flugelhorns and similar instruments.  Thanks to Chuck Garretson for detailing the specifications.

Order in Raw Brass $45.00
Order in Stainless Steel $65.00

TrueVee® CW1 - Bb to A Trumpet Adapter

Specifications
Overall Length: 3.484"
Large Diameter: 0.392"
Small Diameter: 0.386"
Taper Length: 1.450"
All Tapers: Morse Spec."

The TrueVee® CW1 - Bb to A Trumpet Adapter allows you to turn your Bb trumpet into an A Trumpet.  The CW1 lowers the pitch of the trumpet one half step; in most cases without the need to adjust the tuning slide.  This adapter works on all instruments with a trumpet receiver.  A great help for playing all those Cornet a Piston in La parts that we all know and love.  Thanks to Clarence Wolbrette for detailing the specifications and the need.

Order in Raw Brass $80.00
Order in Stainless Steel $150.00

TrueVee® Flugelhorn to Cornet Adapter

Specifications
Overall Length: 1.682"
Large Diameter: 0.398"
Small Diameter: 0.374"
Taper Length: 0.988"
All Tapers: Morse Spec.

The TrueVee® Flugelhorn to Cornet Adapter allows you to use a standard flugelhorn mouthpiece on a cornet.  This adapter will slightly lower the pitch of the cornet so the tuning slide might need to be adjusted.  This adapter works on all cornets with a non-French tapered flugelhorn mouthpiece.  Special thanks to Juan Manuel Delgado García for detailing the specifications and the need.

Order in Raw Brass $45.00
Order in Stainless Steel $65.00

All Eight TrueVee® Adapters

Specifications
All specifications listed above and subject to change without notice.

Order all eight TrueVee® Adapters and save $10.00 on brass, $20.00 on stainless steel and pay only one shipping fee.  Your adapters will be made when your order is received and shipped in one carton.  What a deal!
Brass and stainless steel adapters cannot be mixed.  Individual adapters cannot be returned.  Stainless steel adapters cannot be returned.

Order in Raw Brass $355.00
Order in Stainless Steel $575.00