Soprano Cornet Bert van Thienen Mouthpiece – silver plated

Soprano Cornet Bert van Thienen Mouthpiece – silver plated

£70.22 £58.52

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Developed with Bert van Thienen. An ideal soprano mouthpiece. Shallow cup and a 3.6mm bore. Scintillating sound. Also great for any Piccolo Trumpet with a cornet receiver.

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Description

Cup Diameter: 16.25 mm
Bore: 3.6 mm
Cup: Shallow

Additional information

Weight 116 g
Dimensions 85 × 50 × 45 mm

Review from 4BarsRest

The BVT is tailor-made for the modern day blockbusters – its shallow cup giving a sparkling brightness to the sound, especially at the extremities of the range (and we are talking about the writing that requires more than a single ledger line above the stave).  It still does a solid job in the mid-range, but its obvious strengths lie higher up the scale.

You could cut through cast iron with this if you so wished, but with careful tempering you can add such a polished sheen to a section sound. 

Review by 4BarsRest of all three soprano cornet mouthpiece designs

Flexibility

Top class players can of course do all sorts of things with their playing, but a mouthpiece that enables them to maintain flexibility is a must.  Playing the soprano isn’t all about whacking it out at full blast.  You must be able to do the dainty filigree stuff without sounding strangled, or the mid-range solo work without sounding like a cornet player in camouflage.

All three Alliance soprano mouthpieces do this within their given parameters – none restricts range, tonality or volume – or drains stamina in the process, whilst none causes problems with intonation.

Comfort

Personal preference will of course have a great deal to do with this, but all three mouthpieces have broad cushioned rims (5.30mm) that are aimed to help those both with thin lips and those who tend to play with pressure.

They are superbly manufactured, so the finish is smooth and even and there are no chamfered edges that cut into the embouchure.

Overall

Given the increasingly important role played by the soprano in the modern brass band, and the demands which are now placed upon a player, having the right tools for a specific job is a must.

This trio certainly aids your ability to cover all bases – from the everyday workload to mid-range lyrical solos and the high altitude fly by wire stuff. And with the basic design characteristics (wide cushioned rim and cup diameter) very much the same, the mouthpieces feel comfortable and familiar on the chops.

If you are serious about your soprano playing and you want to develop different characteristics to your playing, trying out different mouthpiece designs can certainly meet your ambitions – and this trio from Alliance do just that.