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The Michael Rath light-weight mouthpieces were developed in 2016 to complement our already popular range. They maintain the same cup, throat and rim dimensions as our standard models but with a reduced external profile.

These mouthpieces will suit players who are looking for a quicker response through the dynamic range, increased feedback and more brilliance to the sound. They will work well for players whose embouchure's are still developing but also for more experienced players who would like to make the upper range that little bit easier. They would also be advantageous when played in smaller ensembles or used with lighter weight instrument set-ups.

  • Lightweight 250 250
    B1MF LW Cup: 29.1mm Throat: 8.5mm
    Designed with Mark Frost
  • Lightweight 250 250
    B1 1/4 LW Cup: 28.1mm Throat: 7.3mm
  • Lightweight 250 250
    B1 1/4 W LW Cup: 28.1mm Throat: 7.3mm
    Wide Rim
  • Lightweight 250 250
    B1 1/2 LW Cup: 27.4mm Throat: 7.2mm
  • Lightweight 250 250
    B1 1/2 W LW Cup: 27.4mm Throat: 7.2mm
    Wide Rim
  • Lightweight 250 250
    B2 LW Cup: 27.2mm Throat: 7.2mm
  • Lightweight 250 250
    B2 W LW Cup: 27.2mm Throat: 7.2mm
    Wide Rim
  • Lightweight 250 250
    L4 LW Cup: 26.0mm Throat: 7.2mm
  • Lightweight 250 250
    L4 B.B LW Cup: 26.0mm Throat: 7.1mm
    Designed with Brett Baker. Shallower cup than the L5 and also slightly flatter rim. Many players find this model to be very similar to the classic Mount Vernon 4G.
  • Lightweight 250 250
    L4 1/2 LW Cup: 25.8mm Throat: 7.1mm
  • Lightweight 250 250
    L5 LW Cup: 25.5mm Throat: 7.0mm
  • Lightweight 250 250
    L5 B.B LW Cup: 25.5mm Throat: 7.0mm
    Designed with Brett Baker. Shallower cup than the L5 and also slightly flatter rim. Ideal mouthpiece if you're a principal player or soloist.
  • Lightweight 250 250
    L5 M.D. LW Cup: 25.5mm Throat: 7.1mm
    Designed with Mike Dease. More open throat and deeper cup than the L5. This is ideal if you're looking for a fuller sound with a more open response, but with a 5 sized rim. Very open feel across all ranges.
  • Lightweight 250 250
    L6 1/2 LW Cup: 25.1 mm Throat: 6.4mm
  • Lightweight 250 250
    S 6 1/2 LW Cup: 25.1mm Throat: 6.4 mm
  • Lightweight 250 250
    S6 3/4 LW Cup: 25mm Throat: 5.8mm
  • Lightweight 250 250
    S7 M.G. LW Cup: 24.9mm Throat: 5.8mm
    Designed with Marc Godfroid
  • Lightweight 250 250
    S11 M.N. LW Cup: 25mm Throat: 5.9mm
    Designed with Mark Nightingale
  • Lightweight 250 250
    S12 B.B. LW Cup: 24.5mm Throat: 5.8mm
    Designed with Bert Boeren
  • Lightweight 250 250
    A1 M.K. LW Cup: 25.0mm Throat: 5.8mm
    Designed with Marton Kuna
  • Lightweight 250 250
    S4 1/2 LW Cup: 25.8mm Throat: 7.1mm
  • Lightweight 250 250
    S4 LW Cup: 26.0mm Throat: 7.2mm
  • Lightweight 250 250
    S4 B.B. LW Cup: 26.0mm Throat: 7.1mm
    Designed with Brett Baker. Shallower cup than the L5 and also slightly flatter rim.
  • Lightweight 250 250
    S5 LW Cup: 25.5mm Throat: 7.0mm
  • Lightweight 250 250
    S5 B.B. LW Cup: 25.5mm Throat: 7.1mm
    Design with Brett Baker. Shallower cup than the L5 and also slightly flatter rim.
  • Lightweight 250 250
    S5MD LW Cup: 25.50 mm Throat: 7.10 mm
    Mike Dease signature model

Features

The Michael Rath mouthpiece range was introduced in 2004 after extensive research, development and testing. Our goal was a very simple one - to create a range of mouthpieces that not only would perfectly complement our own instruments, but also would be excellent mouthpieces in their own right.

All Rath mouthpieces have had substantial input from professional players in their design and many of our models are “Signature” mouthpieces, designed in collaboration with Rath trombones artists such as Mark Nightingale, Mark Frost, Bert Boeren, Marc Godfroid, Mike Dease and Brett Baker.

Rath mouthpieces feature a semi heavy outer shape, designed to bring the beneficial features of heavy weight mouthpieces, such as added projection and core to the sound, without reducing the feedback to the player, as can be the case with heavy weight designs.