Loading

Parametric Trumpet Mouthpiece

by Robo, published

Parametric Trumpet Mouthpiece by Robo Jan 21, 2013
0 Share
Download All Files

Thing Apps Enabled

Order This Printed View All Apps
Tip Designer Report Thing

Thing Info

2777Views 495Downloads Found in Music

Summary

This is an predecessor to Mouthpiece 2.1:
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:44422

After I successfully printed the working Trumpet mouthpiece yesterday, I learned OpenScad and made a parametrized version.

Instructions

I print these in ABS at 20% infill and 0.2 mm layer thickness and sand the rim with fine sanding paper.

OpenScad:
I set up the parameters to be the same as my Vincent Bach 5 mouthpiece. I'll start playing with the parameters from there.

Impact of the parameter on properties info from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mouthpiece_(brass)

Parameters:
CupDiameter=16; // [Trumpet ~16] Larger Cup Diameters are optimized for lower ranges, giving a richer tone. Smaller diameters assist high range playing.

CupDepth=11; // Shallower cups greatly assist playing in high ranges but do so at the cost of fullness of tone. Deeper cups assist low range flexibility and rich tone.

CupSphereFactor=0.8;// [0 (Conical) - 1 (Spherical)] Spherical cups have brighter, more projected tones, while conical cups have less tone definition.

RimWidth=6; // [~6] Wider rim widths reduce the pressure on the lips, allowing greater stamina. It does, however, reduce flexibility.

RimRadius=2.5; // [~2.5] Lower rim radius reduce stamina but increase control. More smoothed rims are commonly found on deeper cups.

ThroatRadius=2; // [~2 ] In spherical cups, a sharper throat contour gives a more harsh, projected tone and a rounded contour gives a deeper, richer tone. Conical cups with a smooth throat have less definition.

ThroatDiameter=3; // [Trumpet ~3.5] Larger throat diameters give more volume but less control. Smaller diameters have much more control but significant volume limitations.

BoreDiameter=8; // [Trumpet ~8] More conical backbores give a richer tone, while more cylindrical ones give a brighter, more projected tone.

FrontPipeDiameter=13; // [Trumpet ~13]

BackPipeDiameter=10; // [Trumpet ~10]

MouthPieceLength=87; // [Trumpet ~87]

More from Music

view more
Tip Designer Report Thing

Thing Info

2777Views 495Downloads Found in Music

Liked By

View All

Tags

License

Give a Shout Out

If you print this Thing and display it in public proudly give attribution by printing and displaying this tag. Print Thing Tag

All Apps

3D Print your file with 3D Hubs, the world’s largest online marketplace for 3D printing services.

App Info Launch App

This App connects Thingiverse with Makeprintable, a cloud-based mesh repair service that analyzes, validates and repairs most common mesh errors that can occur when preparing a 3D design file for p...

App Info Launch App

Kiri:Moto is an integrated cloud-based slicer and tool-path generator for 3D Printing, CAM / CNC and Laser cutting. *** 3D printing mode provides model slicing and GCode output using built-in...

App Info Launch App
KiriMoto Thing App

With 3D Slash, you can edit 3d models like a stonecutter. A unique interface: as fun as a building game! The perfect tool for non-designers and children to create in 3D.

App Info Launch App
Top