trumpet, cornet, flugelhorn mouthpiece services

 

Frost Custom Brass

Superior craftsmanship with modern technology and innovation!

 

Silver plating is available on all services - $15 - allow 2-4 weeks.

 

Gold plating is available - allow 2-4 weeks - contact for price.


Turn around on most services is less than 3 days - often, your item ships the day after it is received - more involved projects may take a few days more.  Please contact for current lead times.

 

 

Custom work that falls outside of the specified services listed will be invoiced at the standard shop rate of $75/hour.

Screw Rim Measurements taken from various mouthpieces that have passed through the shop.
 Services - Contact for Service

Mouthpiece Duplication    $275 - trumpet  /  $300 - trombone

This service duplicates your mouthpiece.  A mouthpiece can be duplicated completely and/or just parts of the mouthpiece, while some parts are changed.  For example, a mouthpiece can by copied with the exterior changed or the rim, cup, throat, backbore can all be changed.  The rim inside diameter can be scaled larger or smaller, the cup can be scaled deeper or shallower, etc.  Almost anything goes! Once I have the duplication of your mouthpiece further copies are $145 (trumpet), $185 (trombone).

Underpart Threading $42

Underpart threaded to accept rims - this allows an underpart to be used with multiple rims. Common threads are Bach, Reeves, Giardinelli, Schilke, Breslmair - please specify, or other. Threading an underpart destroys the rest of the mouthpiece.

Underpart Duplication    $175 - trumpet  /  $195 - trombone

This service duplicates your underpart section.  The cup, throat, backbore, and exterior shape can all be customized.  Cup inside diameter and depth can be scaled larger or smaller, throat size can be changed, the backbore can be changed, and the exterior shape can change as well...or all stay the same. Once I have the duplication of your underpart section further copies are $102 (trumpet), $145 (trombone).



Underpart Rethreading $75
Rethread underpart with new threads.  This repairs damaged threads and/or fixes threads that are not concentric.  Common threads are Bach, Reeves, Giardinelli, Schilke, Breslmair.

Underpart Change Threading $75
Change the threads of your underpart.  Would you like to use a Breslmair rim on your underpart that is currently threaded for Bach rims?  Or a Reeves rim on your Bach threaded underpart?

Bach to Breslmair, Giardinelli, Schilke, Reeves, or other.

Breslmair to Bach, Giardinelli, Schilke, Reeves, or other.

Giardinelli to Bach, Breslmair, Schilke, Reeves, or other.

Schilke to Bach, Breslmair, Giardinelli, Reeves, or other.

Reeves to Bach, Breslmair, Giardinelli, Schilke, or other.
 
(or other, specify)

Rim Threading     $42

Rim threaded to accept underparts/cups - this allows a rim to be used on multiple underparts/cups. Common threads are Bach, Reeves, Giardinelli, Schilke, Breslmair - please specify, or other. Threading a rim destroys the rest of the mouthpiece.

Rim Duplication    $100 - trumpet  /  $125 - trombone

This service allows you to copy a rim you like and try it in a different material (Brass, Lexan, Delrin - Black, Delrin - White, Aluminum, Teflon) and/or scale the rim with a different inside diameter...or to just have a spare.  Once I have the scan of your rim, additional rims, beyond the first rim, are $75 - trumpet and $100 - trombone.

Backbore Threading    $42

Thread backbore to accept Tops.  Common threads are Warburton.  This allows you to use your backbore with multiple Tops/Cups.  Threading a backbore destroys the rest of the mouthpiece.

Backbore Duplication    $125 - trumpet  /  $135 - trombone

This service allows you to copy a backbore.  Once I have the first backbore made, additional backbores of the same copy are $75 - trumpet and $100 - trombone.


Backbore Rethreading    $75

Rethread an existing backbore with new threads.  This service fixes a backbore with damaged  threads.  This service also makes the throat and threads concentric - if you have a backbore and the  throat is off center this will fix it.

Open Backbore     $30

Open the backbore of your trumpet or cornet mouthpiece.

Top Threading     $42

Thread top/cup to accept backbores - this allows the top to be used with multiple backbores. Standard threads are Warburton/Kanstul/Parke/Pickett. Threading a top destroys the rest of the mouthpiece.

Top Duplication    $150 - trumpet  /  $195 - trombone

This service allows you to copy and/or customize a top section.  A duplication can be scaled with a larger or smaller inside diameter and/or a shallower or deeper cup.  For example, if you have a 1C top, it can be duplicated and scaled to a 1 1/2C inside diameter. Also, the cup depth can be scaled deeper or shallower.  Once I have the scan of your top, additional tops of the same copy, are $102 - trumpet, $145 - trombone.

Top Rethreading    $75

Rethread the top with new threads.  This service fixes damaged threads.  This service also makes the throat and threads concentric - if you have a top and the throat is off center this will fix it.

Reeves Sleeves Conversion     $42

Convert a backbore or mouthpiece to accept Reeves Sleeves - this allows the gap to be adjusted with the use of Reeves Sleeves - O-ring included.

Open Throat     $10

Open the throat of your mouthpiece.  Example #27 to #24.

 


Plug & Redrill Throat $60
This service plugs the throat and redrills it.  If you want to decrease the diameter of the throat this is the service you need.  For example, plugging a #24 throat and redrilling to a #27 throat.  Includes silver plating (4 weeks).

Cup Threading     $84

Cup threaded to accept rims and backbores - this allows the cup to accept multiple rims and backbores.  Common threads for rims are Bach, Reeves, Giardinelli, Schilke, Breslmair; and standard threads for backbores are Warburton/Kanstul/Parke/Pickett.  Threading a cup destroys the rest of the mouthpiece.

Cup Duplication    $100 - trumpet  /  $125 - trombone

This service copies your cup section.  Cup sections can be scales with a larger or smaller inside diameter and/or scales deeper of shallower.  For example, a 3C cup section can be scaled to match a 1C rim and/or a 3C cup can be scaled slightly shallower, or deeper.  Once I have the scan of your cup, additional cup sections after the first copy, are $75 - trumpet, and $100 - trombone.

Cup Alteration     $30   

Match a cup to a rim.  Want to match a Schilke 14A4A cup to a Bach 3C rim?


Rim Alteration $30

Match a rim to a cup.  Want to match a Vizzutti rim to a 3C cup?

 

Silver plating suggested: $15 - allow 4 weeks

Skeletonize Exterior    $60
Turn down the shank/exterior of your mouthpiece to a Bach style blank.  Silver plating $15 and 2-4 weeks.  This is for you if you have a  heavy blank mouthpiece and want to change how it looks, or increase the ability to hear yourself in a section.
Short Shank     $40
Short shank a trumpet shank mouthpiece to a Curry 3.1 length or Monette Bb trumpet mouthpiece length.  This can be done on a one piece trumpet mouthpiece, underpart or backbore section.  Silver plating optional, $15 additional and 4 weeks.

Rebuild Worn Shank    $60   

Rebuild your worn trumpet or cornet mouthpiece shank.  This service repairs the wear and tear of the shank of your mouthpiece.  This service also allows you to customize (specify) the shank end diameter of your mouthpiece - but without the use of an o-ring, which some players find "deadens" the sound. 

 

Silver plating suggested: $15 - allow 4 weeks

Rebuild Shank to Olds Cornet Mouthpiece Large Shank     $60

Rebuild your cornet mouthpiece shank to the specification of an Olds Cornet mouthpiece shank. Re-plating, optional, $15 extra and 4 weeks.

Turn Down Shank $40
Turn down the shank of your mouthpiece.  This will decrease the GAP.  You can specify the shank end diameter, or I can copy the shank end diameter from another mouthpiece.  If you would like the GAP  to increase, I need to  rebuild the shank, see above.

Silver plating suggested: $15 - allow 4 weeks

Shorten Shank   $15
Shorten your mouthpiece by slightly cutting down the shank end of the mouthpiece.  This increases GAP, but shortens the mouthpiece (slightly).  Some prefer this to increase GAP instead of rebuilding  the shank or converting for Reeves  Sleeves.

Plating/Refinishing    $45 (silver)     $100 (gold)

This service replates your mouthpiece and includes cleaning and buffing (refinishing). Special care is taken to maintain  the contour of the rim and edge of the cup - not all deep scratches may be removed. Plating is done by Anderson Silver Plating, allow 4 weeks.  

Trumpet to Cornet Conversion $42
Convert a trumpet mouthpiece to a cornet shanked mouthpiece or trumpet mouthpiece backbore to a cornet  shanked backbore.

Silver plating suggested: $15 - allow 4 weeks
Bottom Valve Cap Weight Matching $25
This service matches the wight of your stock bottom valve caps, to a tenth of a gram.  Stock valve caps I have weighed vary as much as 0.3 grams.  Some players prefer their valve caps to be closer to the same weight.  
Bottom Valve Cap Weighing     $7

This service weighs your caps. 
Weighted Mouthpiece Sleeve Alteration     $25

Reduce the weight of your mouthpiece sleeve to the weight you specify (to a tenth of a gram), or to a dimension you specify. 

Silver plating $15, 4 weeks extra for delivery.