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Trumpet Mouthpiece

by polymaker, published

Trumpet Mouthpiece by polymaker Apr 22, 2011

Description

This is a tool for the coolest instrument ever! ;) I measured everything to be the same size as my mouthpiece so I hope it works, though it may not sound as good as a metal one. This is based off of an image(1) on Wikimedia by (2). Since the image has a creative commons share alike with attribution license I am obliged to use the same here.

  1. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Trumpet_mouthpiece_cut-away.svg
  2. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Dbolton

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So... how does it play?
It's about 2mm diameter. You're post has prompted me to revisit this design. I'm going to reshape it to widen that part a bit. 3mm is the size of my bach 3c, I'm going to try and match that as close as I can. Now that I've figure out how to print this without it just being a tower of blob, I can actually test it out and redo it until I get it just right.
what is the diameter of the hole in the middle

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So... how does it play?
what is the diameter of the hole in the middle
It's about 2mm diameter. You're post has prompted me to revisit this design. I'm going to reshape it to widen that part a bit. 3mm is the size of my bach 3c, I'm going to try and match that as close as I can. Now that I've figure out how to print this without it just being a tower of blob, I can actually test it out and redo it until I get it just right.
Printed this at workshop88. We had to drill out the inside quite a bit, because I don't have my stepper extruder yet. I also cooled with a fan during the print. It did finally work. It got attached to a pvc pipe and a printed cone.
I'm curious, did you have to smooth it out at all to create a tighter seal with the PVC? I'm still fine tuning my RepRap, it can print the first part but the stem always just comes out as a tower of goo ;)
I tried designing one awhile ago here: thingiverse.com/thing:1992

It sorta worked ok. It is somewhat playable but the dimensions really don't transfer very well when it's printed out. The internal taper was especially ruined because the wall is so thin it can't get it very exact. Maybe you will have more luck. Someone with a really well tuned printer with a stepper extruder would probably be able to get a reasonably good mouthpiece out of it.
Parametric Trumpet Mouthpiece
by beak90
I was able to take your dxf in my 3d modeler (lightwave) and use lathe to make a variation. It should be real easy to modify. Way cool!!!!
Wow! Now you've got me thinking. It should be possible to print something that works like a trumpet, even if it might not look like one...

I think I might have to go by the thrift store and pick up that beat up cornet that's been there forever.
I was planning on making some type of bugle next, maybe you'll beat me to it ;)
Wow! I haven't tried/made one yet but just the idea is amazing!!! All the time I've spent practicing the trumpet right next to my printer while it was printing and I never thought to make a mouthpiece!!!
:) Glad you like it. If you decide to print it please test it out and let me know how it feels. I think it might be a little deep. I should be done with my reprap in a couple weeks and I can print it myself.
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