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'As a euphonium player I’ve had a few mouthpieces in the past and never found the perfect one. Since I played on the K&G mouthpiece I found the perfect one. A great quality mouthpiece with a superb warm sound. Next to a warm and rich sound the projection and flexibility are marvelous. Because of the comfortable playing on the mouthpiece my endurance and the range in the high register got better. I really recommend the K&G mouthpiece to my fellow brass colleagues! Ralf Schreurs plays on K&G 3D Euphonium mouthpiece.
Euphonium Soloist, Sterling artist
Former freelance trumpet player who played regularly with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Welsh National Opera, Halle, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestras. Graduated from Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. Now second man down for the worlds number one ranked band - The Cory Band.
The K & G mouthpiece is one of the best hat I have ever played. It has a consistently rich sounds throughout the range. It has a bright but robust sound and it is extremely comfortable to play. I find that my stamina has improved drastically and it is very responsive at the start of notes which means that it offers a very clean articulation.
Sub Principal Cornet Player, The Cory Band
K&G Mouthpieces are truly amazing.Clarity, sonority and richness of sound are the main characteristics of these superb mouthpieces.They have an incredible response in all registers. Very comfortable rim, amazingly crafted to give an easy access in articulation. A well balanced weight allows overtones to resonate freely. Tone is more centered than my previous mouthpieces and response is much quicker. I therefore highly recommend K&G Mouthpieces!
Brass pedagogist, Principal Tubist of the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra
I have now played a period with K&G 3.5D silver mouthpiece, and I am so far very pleased with it. It responds well in all registers and comfortable to play on.In fact, my upper register has been expanded after the transition to this mouthpiece, and at the same time, i feel that endurance generally was improved.My experience so far is that this will be my primary euphonium mouthpiece from today onwards!
Solo euphoniumist, Frei Hornmusikk, Norway
This is a very good mouthpiece which is capable of producing a soft and clear sound. It gives a defined attack, enhanced with ease of playability. This mouthpiece helped me to develop a very original tone. For me this is the perfect mouthpiece I’ve been looking for. I wish your company success and prosperity and of course to continue to delight us with new quality products!
Retired professor, soloist of the Simfonet Ra'anana, Israel
K&G are wonderful mouthpieces. I am very pleased with this magnificent mouthpiece. Soft and at the same time capable of producing a broad sound. I decided to try the T4.5C and was pleasantly surprised by the comfort and total satisfaction with what I read online about this mouthpiece. It sounds good in all registers. K&G is suitable for symphony orchestra and for big bands and a great mouthpiece for chamber performances too. Today, I confidently recommend my students to pay close attention on K&G mouthpieces.
I cannot forget to mention and thank Gilbert and Dennis for the attention with which they treat their customers! I want to wish K&G Mouthpieces every success and prosperity!
Trombonist and educator, Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, Israel
K&G 5.5B mouthpiece is fantastic. It helps me to produce a true baritone sound with an ease of projection. The size of 5.5B is perfect as it is small enough to keep good tuning on high notes, which tend to be flat on the baritone, and it is big enough to keep warm but focused baritone sound. I would like to thank K&G to help me to improve my playing!
Principle Baritone, Foden Band, UK
I came across K&G Mouthpieces at the ITF in Paris last year and they gave me some mouthpieces to try. I decided to play the T6B on my jazz trombone. After playing with it for a while, I was really impressed with the sound, attack as well as the range of my playing.
Currently, I spend a lot of time playing the trombone whilst performing with my Funkband (Interstellar Funk Connection) and I was surprised how easy I was able to play for long hours without getting tired. I've been using my K&G mouthpiece for 9 months now and would definitely recommend it cause I'm totally happy!
Haag jazz trombone artist, Switzerland
After borrowing a size 4 Euph mouthpiece for a contest I was amazed at how open I could make the sound yet still control the tone right thought the range. This prompted me to buy my own baritone version.
Now settled in, it's a Godsend. The mouthpiece's comfort must affect my stamina because I can play all day on it. There's a nice projected tone produced through the range, a shelf for the upper register and a nice control on all dynamics. Hard to find for the barking iron!
The K&G team were really supportive as well, communicating superbly. All in all, well worth the purchase.
Solo Baritone, Brighouse & Rastrick Band, UK
After I tried the K&G mouthpiece in ITF Paris, I found in this tool a way to do a big, brilliant and resonant sound in a natural way with great comfort in all registers of the trombone.The final result of sound is wonderful, I´m very happy with my choice, Congratulations Kurun and Gilbert for your work!
André Mensch Filho
Trombonist, Brazil Air Force, Brazil
I have played the mouthpiece for about 6 months and I really enjoy it. The sound and the intonation are outstanding. The sound is consistent in all registers and is more so than other mouthpieces I have used. I have used it in Wind Band and Brass Band situations and it has performed admirably in both. The intonation is very good and on my Miraphone 1280 intonation can be a little tricky. Intonation is more even and easily adjusted than I have had in the past. These are fine mouthpieces and I would recommend for everyone to give them a try.
Retired Principal Euphonium U.S. Military Academy Band West Point, NY, USA
Having tried the Euphonium and Baritone mouthpieces, I have been very impressed with both the quality and design. I felt comfortable right across the range and found them flexible and responsive. I was particularly impressed with the baritone mouthpiece which fills a gap in the design of mouthpieces for this instrument
Bass trombonist, Euphoniumist, Principal Bass Trombone of CBSO, UK
I chose a T5B mouthpiece at the ITF in Paris. I've used it for a month and I am increasingly happy with my choice! The reasons are many; incredible comfort, great playability, clearer articulation, facility to play the low register and sharp and excellent and rich sound projection! My strength has increased during the concerts and the ease of a good sound in all registers of the trombone!
Éxito total! Total Success!!
Jorge Chinchilla Dannenberger
Trombonist, Los Ajenos, Costa Rica
After only playing the K&G T5B a few times, I've been very pleased with the results! This mouthpiece has a very quick response and nice clarity throughout the registers of the trombone, including the extreme upper and lower registers. I noticed immediately that I could back off with the tongue while articulating, as this mouthpiece speaks without needing to expend too much effort. The T5B also has the most comfortable mouthpiece rim I've ever played! K&G has delivered with a great mouthpiece, I look forward to more from K&G!
Jazz artist, composer and educator. Masters graduate at The Juilliard School (NY)
Results are what I am after when searching for a new mouthpiece. And I've found it on facebook! Clarity, sonority and richness of sound are obvious qualities that I find are present in this Kurun & Gilbert T3.5B mouthpiece. The high quality, engineering and workmanship that has gone into the development of this piece is exactly what I have been looking for a very long time.
The slightest bit of air will start the lips vibrating and this transfers immediately to the instrument. I've never had a mouthpiece do that before!! And the high volume playing is easier as well. The sound doesn't break up. Another interesting thing is that it's hard to miss notes - as weird as that sounds. It's as if the mouthpiece is taking me by the hand - or lips, as it were - and not allowing me to wander off.
If any of my students want to change their mouthpiece, the K&G mouthpiece will be the first that I recommend. There is no honeymoon period with this mouthpiece, it just keeps getting better. You guys do great work and I would like to personally thank you for making such a great mouthpiece.
1st baritone, Brassband David Zwolle (1st division), The Netherlands
I’ve now been playing on the Kurun and Gilbert (K&G 5D) mouthpiece for three weeks and I am very impressed with the product. First of all it is very centred in all the range of the euphonium. It’s easier to control the production of piano notes throughout the ranges but it is also very powerful when one really wants to stand out if needed. The sound has improved considerably with full, rich and vibrant sound in every register. It really sings beautifully. The rim is also very comfortable and helped me to be even more flexible to switch between notes and large intervals without any problem. I've also noticed that I can play for hours without getting tired (improved endurance). Moreover, I managed to stretch my high and low register even further!
Finally, I really would like to congratulate Kurun and Gilbert for doing such a fantastic job on this mouthpiece. I must say that it is a must for aspiring and professional brass musicians!
Mark Gauci MMus. Royal Northern College of Music- Manchester
Brass player and teacher, Versatile Brass Band
As a euphonium player, I am so proud of this remarkable mouthpiece. It gives me that beautiful euphonium sound as well as improved projection and articulation. Much higher standard than any other mouthpiece I have ever tried before. Well done guys.
Euphoniumist, Versatile Brass Band
Throughout the course of my career as a euphonium player, I have tried various mouthpieces. However, nothing compares to the projection, sound quality, low & high register, clear tone and intonation which I have experienced when I tried the K&G mouthpiece. I highly recommend it and wish to congratulate Kurun & Gilbert for their achievement. WELL DONE guys and keep up the good work!
Euphoniumist, Versatile Brass Band
Just a few words to say a great thanks to K&G mouthpieces! I passed the last 26 years playing the trombone with a specific brand of mouthpiece, I have only changed the size. In these last days, I owned a K&G mouthpiece and I was very impressed with it! I gained more power and a more mellow sound, even when I played through pianissimo passages. I had gained more flexibilities in all ranges and improved my sound quality! The best thing in all is that the rim is very helpful for those who play for long time. I will recommend these mouthpieces to every brass player!
Trombonist, Versatile Brass Band