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Superchops Mouthpieces ~

 

"The most perfectly balanced and in-tune mouthpieces ever made!"

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 All Superchops mouthpieces now available in gold plated finish. We use a double pass of genuine 24 carat gold for the richest, deepest, and most durable gold plate available. Gold plate looks great, but more importantly, it actually maintains intonation better. Tests show that gold warms up more quickly and holds heat longer. Therefore, it's less susceptible to intonation changes caused by fluctuating temperatures. And, it feels a bit softer, more comfortable on the lips .... add $60

 

 

 

New !Superchops 1ss ~

The 1ss has been an exciting mouthpiece since it's introduction in spring '16. Jerry specifically designed the 1ss to help players struggling with chop problems. It's both small and unforgiving. So it works like a bold 'stop signal'; it shuts off as soon as your proper embouchure starts to lose its grip. Hence, chop problems are immediately identifiable. Call and speak to Jerry about the wonderful advances so many players have made with this mouthpiece: (718) 477-5803

Specifications for Superchops 1ss mouthpiece
• Diameter: similar to a Bach 20 (.590", 19/32nds", 15mm)
• Cup shape: copy of extremely efficient Dominick Calicchio double cup design
• Cup size: medium-shallow initial cup with shallow second cup for greatly improved range and endurance
• Rim: wider and more rounded than New York Bach - extremely comfortable in all ranges
• Throat: 29 for superior response and efficiency with less air for added endurance and a very secure upper range
• Backbore: narrower but longer than a standard New York Bach for greatly improved intonation from low F# to double C and beyond
• Outer shape: triple contour for quickest response, dependable attack, and exceptional power

 

 

Superchops 8 ~

New in summer 2014, a fully balanced 'symphonic' design from Jerome Callet. Specially made for all trumpeters accustomed to a wide diameter like a Bach 1 1/2 C. The SC8 produces an exceptionally wide, fat and powerful tone while retaining the added endurance, superior intonation, and easy upper range which characterize all Callet mouthpieces.

 

 

Specifications for Superchops 8 mouthpiece
• Diameter: similar to a Bach 1 1/2 (.660", 42/64th", 16.7mm)
• Cup shape: copy of extremely efficient Dominick Calicchio double cup design
• Cup size: medium-shallow cup apx 1.5mm shallower than a Bach 7C for greatly improved range and endurance
• Rim: wider and more rounded than New York Bach - extremely comfortable in all ranges
• Throat: 29 for superior response and efficiency with less air for added endurance and a very secure upper range
• Backbore: narrower but longer than a standard New York Bach for greatly improved intonation from low F# to double C and beyond
• Outer shape: triple contour for quickest response, dependable attack, and exceptional power

 

 

Superchops 3 ~

Replaces the hugely successful Superchops 2. The SC3 uses the same cup and rim as the SC2, but moves to a 29 throat instead of the previous 27 throat. After countless hours of testing, the result is more exceptionally rich, centered tone with even greater clarity and power. The unmatched fullness of tone, with spot-on intonation from lowest register to above double high C, is astounding. The SC3 provides a performance improvement for all players that can be immediately heard out front.

Character
• Even more centered and focused tone than Superchops 4 mouthpiece
• Most perfect and even blow of any mouthpiece ever built 

Specifications for Superchops 3 mouthpiece
• Diameter: similar to a Bach 10 1/2 (.625", 40/64th", 15.9mm)
• Cup and rim: copy of Dominick Calicchio design
• Cup: medium-shallow double cup, apx 1.5mm shallower than a Bach 7C
• Rim: wider, more rounded, and extremely comfortable
• Throat: 29
• Backbore: narrower and apx 1.5mm longer than a standard New York Bach
• Traditional exterior shape
• Also available in flugelhorn and cornet versions*

 

Kris from London, 4/14: "Wow! I recently picked up one of your SC-3 mouthpieces. Hands down it is the best mouthpiece I have ever played! From GR, Bach, Warburton, and  Monette, etc - I absolutely love the Superchops 3. I find your mouthpiece easier to play and my sound is just fantastic! Many thanks." 

Jamie H, from Ca, 3/13: "I bought an SC3 from you a couple of years ago and use it daily. I tried Chris Jaudes' SC6 for a few minutes while we were out with Paul Anka's band the last couple of weeks and I want to try one!"

Nick S. from NY, 3/12: "Received the SC3s mouthpiece and I hear a big difference from my Yamaha Bobby Shew lead mouthpiece. The high register is much fatter and crisper. My lip seems much more relaxed when I play. Before, I was exerting much more pressure. Now, the high register seems almost effortless to play. I love this mouthpiece! I'm retiring the Bobby Shew mouthpiece."

 

Superchops 3s ~

The SC3s is an exact copy of a standard SC3 but with a cup that is apx 2mm shallower. The SC3s is an exceptional mouthpiece for upper register work. Yet, it still retains a large and focused sound in the middle register. Players accustomed to a smaller cup will cherish this mouthpiece for extremely efficient sound in all idioms.

 

Specifications for Superchops 3s mouthpiece
• Diameter: similar to a Bach 10 1/2 (.625", 40/64th", 15.9mm)
• Cup and rim: copy of Dominick Calicchio design
• Cup: shallow double cup, apx 2mm shallower than an SC3
• Rim: wider, more rounded, and extremely comfortable
• Throat: 29
• Backbore: smaller and longer than a standard New York Bach
• Traditional exterior shape
 

     

Superchops 4 ~   Best seller!

For players seeking a slightly wider cup and even wider sound than the SC3 while retaining most of the dense core, controlled focus, and superb projection of the SC3

 

 

• Diameter: Moderately wider than Superchops 3, approximately .640", 41/64", 16.25mm, the diameter of a NY Bach 7C

• Cup and rim: copy of Dominick Calicchio design
• Cup: medium-shallow double cup, apx 2.5mm more shallow than a Bach 7C
• Rim: wider, more rounded, and extremely comfortable
• Throat: 29
• Backbore: smaller and longer than a standard New York Bach
• Traditional exterior shape

• Also available in flugelhorn and cornet versions*

Bjorn S. from Norway, 7/12: I received the mouthpieces [SC 4 and SC6] yesterday and they are simply AMAZING!!! They really put my Schilke 6A4A to shame. Thanks again for great service and some amazing mouthpieces. 

 

 

 Superchops 6 ~

 For advanced players seeking an even more focused sound with the densest core and most powerful projection possible

 • Diameter: Same as Superchops 4, approximately .640", 41/64", 16.25mm, the diameter of a NY Bach 7C
 • Very shallow double cup, apx 1.5mm shallower than the SC4, 29 throat, same longer backbore as the SC4
 • Same wide, exceptionally comfortable rim as Superchops 4
 • May require additional acclimation time for players not yet proficient on a very shallow cup

Update, May 2012: Extensive testing of this mouthpiece with a large number of highly advanced players has shown that the SC6, in the right hands, is both an outstanding mouthpiece and a superb embouchure tool. The very shallow cup requires a highly advanced embouchure. An embouchure which allows the lips to blow forward will result in premature bottoming-out. However, for those that are ready for a shallow cup the results are truly amazing. For these players, the sound is actually BIGGER than the already very large sound of the SC4. Ease and endurance in the upper range are exceptional with no loss in focus or richness. Numerous advanced lead players have found the magic in this mouthpiece. The sound of this mouthpiece is so big that it is even being used in professional orchestras in the U.S. and Europe

Jamie H, from Ca, 3/13: "I bought an SC3 from you a couple of years ago and use it daily. I tried Chris Jaudes' SC6 for a few minutes while we were out with Paul Anka's band the last couple of weeks and I want to try one!"

 

Superchops 1 ~   (discontinued, all stock sold out)

The first official Superchops mouthpiece was named the SC1 (as distinguished from the SC1* model). It had a moderately sharp rim similar to the Weril mouthpiece Mr. Callet was using at the time. The SC1 had a medium-shallow cup, 27 throat, and Jerry's time tested #4 backbore. The unique exterior design (pictured) makes this mouthpiece easily identifiable. Shortly after introducing the SC1, Jerry found a mint Dominick Calicchio mouthpiece with an extremely comfortable rim and superb sounding medium-shallow double cup. Familiar with this rim and cup from his many years working with Dominick, Jerry had been searching for a pristine sample for several decades. For most players, the added comfort and security of the new cup and rim design made the SC1 obsolete so production was discontinued.

 

 

Superchops 1* ~     (discontinued, all stock sold out)

For a limited time, Jerry offered a copy of a standard SC3 in an extra small diameter, close to a Bach 17. The rim contour was carried over unchanged from the SC3 along with the 29 throat and the medium-shallow double cup. However, the very small cup volume was limited for all but the most advanced players so production was discontinued.

 

 

Superchops 5 ~  (discontinued, all stock sold out)

The Superchops 5 was a very limited test model. Designed by request for Clement Saunier of Trombamania, the SC-5 was like an SC-4 but with a deeper cup. The goal was an even wider sound than the already exemplary SC-4. However, performance tests showed that the extra depth disrupted the excellent balance of the SC-4. For most players, the sound lost the desired focus, core, and near perfect intonation of the SC-4. Therefore, the SC-5 was never put into full production. Fewer than 6 reached the marketplace. However, the SC-5 led directly the the SC-8 with all the breathe of the SC-5 and none of the quirks.

 

Superchops for Natural and Baroque trumpets ~

Recognizing that playing progress on Natural and Baroque trumpets is severely limited by the use of 18th century mouthpiece designs, Mr. Callet has introduced his superior modern designs in a version that fits the receivers of these historic instruments. The rim, cup, throat, and backbore have been updated to provide the ease of play and audibly superior intonation of the Superchops trumpet and cornet mouthpieces. An historically accurate exterior design (as pictured) guarantees an authentic look. If you play either natural or baroque trumpet and struggle with endurance or range you owe it to yourself to try one of these modern mouthpieces. Your abilities will take an immediate, major step forward. For further information call Jerome direct: 

bullet(718)-477-5803 USA
bullet trumpet@i-2000.com

 

Allow approximately 1 to 2 weeks to transition from Bach 1C, 3C, or similar sizes.

All mouthpiece sales are final. Sorry, no refunds or exchanges.

bulletFor more information, please contact Jerome Callet:
bullet(718)-477-5803 USA
bullet trumpet@i-2000.com

 

*Flugelhorn shanks ~

Unlike trumpet shanks, there is no single standard for the taper of flugelhorn shanks. To determine the shank required by your flugelhorn carefully measure the outside diameter (OD) of the shank on your current mouthpiece at the "set point", the spot the shank stops in the receiver (see pic on right). 

Yamaha shank ~

Frequently referred to as the "standard taper" or large Morse taper, all Yamaha-sized shanks are 9.6mm OD at the set point and 3.360" OD at exit point. This shank fits Yamaha, Getzen, Callet, Stomvi, Benge, King, Blessing, Conn Vintage One, Weril, Holton, Schilke, older Kanstul 1525 flugelhorns, and most other “American” flugelhorns except Bach.

Bach shank ~

Based around the small Morse taper, the Bach-sized shank is 9.3mm OD at set point and 3.355" OD at exit point. It fits Bach, Courtois, LeBlanc (including Sandoval), B&S, and some other European brands, plus Kanstul models 725, 1025, and newer 1525. Most flugelhorns designed for a Bach taper will also take a standard Yamaha shank; it will just stick out of the receiver approximately 8mm further. For proper use, look for engagement of at least 2cm.

French shank ~

A non-tapered French-sized shank fits Couesnon, some other European brands, Flip Oakes, Kanstul CCF 925, plus original French Besson flugelhorns. Special order only.

German shank ~

The German-sized shank measures 10mm (.394") at the set point. Flugelhorns with this taper are easily spotted because they accept a trumpet mouthpiece. Though quite common on European horns, especially Miraphones from Germany, it's rarely used on American flugs. Harrelson and Carol Brass typically ship two pipes with their flugelhorns; a larger pipe with German shank for using trumpet mouthpieces in a pinch plus a smaller pipe for Yamaha shanks. Special order only.

History notes ~

Unlike other mouthpieces, the Superchops series is offered only in fully balanced designs. To make a superior mouthpiece each part - rim, cup, throat, and backbore - must be critically matched. Otherwise, tone, endurance, range, and most significantly, intonation will suffer. To accomplish this difficult task requires superior chops and an extremely musical ear. With more than 5,000 previous mouthpiece designs to his credit, Mr. Callet has succeeded in taking mouthpieces to an entirely new level - Superchops.

The first official Superchops mouthpiece was named the SC1. It had a moderately sharp rim similar to the Weril mouthpiece Mr. Callet was using at the time. The SC1 had a medium-shallow cup, 27 throat, and Jerry's time tested #4 backbore. Shortly after, Jerry ran across an original Dominick Calicchio mouthpiece with an extremely comfortable rim and superb sounding medium-shallow double cup. This rim and cup, combined with a 27 throat and #4 backbore was named the SC2 and quickly became a top seller. However, feedback from top players in Las Vegas convinced Jerry to try the SC2 with a 29 throat. The first samples of this mouthpiece were still called SC2, but had a 29 imprinted on the shank. The added richness in sound, superb intonation, and great ease of play promptly made this new mouthpiece the standard in the Superchops line. To more clearly differentiate it from the SC2-29, it was officially renamed the SC3. The SC4, essentially an SC3 with a wider cup, was introduced in order to ease the transition to the more efficient and much more in-tune Superchops mouthpieces for players used to wider cups like the Bach 7 and Bach 3. The SC6, SC3s, 1*, and 1*s (described above) were introduced in consecutive order to help players fine tune their playing to an ever finer degree. In the summer of 2014, Jerry introduced his long awaited 'symphonic' mouthpiece, the SC8. The SC8 successful mated the significant advantages of the prior mouthpieces but in an extra wide cup size similar to a Bach 1 1/2. Along the way, numerous other designs were heavily tested, but to date, none have reached the high standards set by the SC3, 3s, 4, 6, and 8. Therefore, they have not made their way into the standard lineup. We'll update this page as more pro-proven designs are added to the Superchops line.

Payment Info ~

For U.S. and Canadian mouthpiece orders, we accept payment by PayPal, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express; the billing address of the credit card must be in in the USA or Canada. Callet Trumpets uses our business partner, Cycles BiKyle, to process our credit card purchases. Cycles BiKyle is the name you will see on your credit card statement.

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Tracking Info ~

We understand that customers enjoy tracking their shipments once they leave Callet Trumpets. For this reason, we have UPS tracking numbers automatically forwarded to each customer's email address as the shipments clear UPS' main computer. The tracking numbers will be delivered via Quantum View, the official UPS tracking system. Watch for the Quantum View email in both your regular email folder and your spam folder. Email us if you have not received a tracking number within a reasonable time: Please resend UPS tracking number

However, the US Postal System does not regularly provide us with a tracking number, especially for overseas shipments. Therefore, we are not able to supply one to each customer. However, please contact us via email if your shipment has taken more than 14 days to arrive. Callet Trumpets will then contact the U.S. Postal Service and retrieve their latest tracking information then promptly forward it to you.   Please start Postal tracking procedure