Bach mouthpiece size differences.

Discussion in 'Mouthpieces / Mutes / Other' started by joe brown, Feb 7, 2004.

  1. joe brown

    joe brown New Friend

    Jan 16, 2004
    atlanta,ga/st. croix usvi
    I need to know if anyone knows the size difference between the NY 7, Mt Vernon 7 and the Elkhart 7.
    They don't even feel the same. I understand that the NY,Mt.Vernon were hand made but why the size differences.
    The NY's seem to be larger with a rounder rim than the Mt.Vernons or Elkharts.
  2. richtom

    richtom Forte User

    Dec 7, 2003
    The best way to answer this question is to steer you towards the Kanstul website and you can compare them on the mouthpiece comparator. They are similar in size, but are quite different.
    As the times changed, Mr. Bach would rethink his original designs and change them and as there were no computers controlling the lathes and making the minute adjustments as the tooling wore down, there would be differences in the same model number.
    Bud Herseth was using a NY Bach 7 (7B, I think) when he won the CSO principal position in 1947.

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