The Wessex 'Chief' mouthpiece is the first faithful replica of the original 'Chief'
mouthpiece made by Conn in the 1920s. It is ideal for larger contrabass (CC/BBb) tubas and sousaphones giving at the same time focus, breath and warmth to the tone. 'Chief' has the same deep funnel cup exactly the same as the original 'Chief'. Fitted with an American shank, an adapter for use in European shank receivers is also available (and actually improves response on some tubas).
- Rim: 32.7 mm
- Throat: 8.6 mm
- Finish: Silver or gold plated
- The gold is titanium gold - much more durable than gold metal plating, but with the same feel and hypo-allergenic qualities as 'real gold'