5 new sizes for Bb trumpet and the first Unity Flugelhorn mouthpiece —
all designed for use on production, non-Monette instruments!
This mouthpiece features our new “7” rim contour on our best-selling Unity 6 size cup. The “7” rim contour in our B2 size is now more popular than our original B2 rim we’ve made since 1985. This new rim offers the best of both worlds in comfort and clarity of articulation. The overall rim contour has less of a “cookie-cutter” feel, while the inner rim geometry extending down into the cup cleans up the articulation even more than older style rims. At the same time, players consistently report that this new rim feel actually extends endurance.
This new mouthpiece also features our new “7” rim contour, but on our popular Unity 4S size mouthpiece. The advantages of more comfort, extended endurance, bigger sweet spots, and even cleaner articulation hold for this size as they do on our new B1-7, B2-7 and B6-7 sizes.
This original size Monette lead trumpet mouthpiece has now been redesigned in the Unity configuration. This provides bigger targets, a bigger, more consistent sound and even more precision and focus in response! Almost 20 years ago we came up with the BL S1 as the next generation BL mouthpiece… now we couldn’t be happier with this new upgrade to bring this favorite mouthpiece up to our new 2022 state-of-the-art Unity standard!
UNITY DM-L & UNITY DM-LD
Dave Monette wanted a new lead trumpet mouthpiece design that would be ideal for players with medium large to large lips… players who want a mouthpiece to help in the upper register without worrying about bottoming out in cup depth. This includes many players who use our B2-7 and B1-7 size mouthpieces for classical playing. But that’s not all… he wanted a mouthpiece that provided such an easy upper register with such a rich and centered low resister that it could be used in most any musical situation. And the best part of all this is the extreme comfort of the all-new rim contour!
Dave designed the rim for himself… to be the most comfortable trumpet mouthpiece rim he had ever felt. From the first notes, Dave said it was his favorite all-time rim contour. All of our co-workers and closest shop friends were equally impressed with how comfortable this rim feels. Now months after playing the first notes on this mouthpiece, Dave and the others in our shop still say that they love the feel… they say it almost feels like there is nothing on their lips as they play!
These two mouthpieces are similar in cup design and depth. They both offer plenty of room in the cup, but the DM-L is for players who want a bit brighter sound. It’s an ideal upgrade for B4L players who want just a little more depth and depth of sound while still feeling and sounding like they are playing a lead mouthpiece. The DM-LD is just slightly deeper— it fills out the sound and stabilizes the response just a bit more than the DM-L. This makes it ideal for players with large or extra large lips and those who want help in the upper register with even more depth of sound and stability of response.
UNITY FLG 2-7
We’re thrilled to announce the first Unity flugelhorn mouthpiece! The Unity FLG 2-7 has our new '7' rim contour in the 2 diameter - the most popular size of flugelhorn mouthpiece we make! This all-new design is more comfortable on the chops and plays even more consistently over the full range high to low and soft to loud than our previous Monette flugelhorn mouthpieces. The FLG2-7 incorporates the same acoustic innovations and more comfortable rim contour as our new Unity trumpet mouthpieces… we couldn’t be happier with how it plays!
*The Unity FLG2-7 can be made with either the small or large shank size.
Since their introduction in 1985, all Monette mouthpieces have had the proprietary acoustic innovation that Dave Monette calls “constant pitch center.” This revolutionary innovation greatly enhances consistency in resonance throughout the full range of register (high to low) and dynamics (soft to loud). Monette mouthpieces and instruments are known for effortless intervals without the need to compensate by pivoting one’s head up and down or tightening the body up with other compensations when playing either into the upper register or at dynamic extremes.