The history of this piece is convoluted and sometimes vague. There was once a trumpet mouthpiece used by the legendary Gustav Heim (Principal Trumpet for The New York Philharmonic, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, and many others in the early 1900's).
Among Gustat's students was the legendary Miles Davis, who used this piece, or something similar, for most of his career. All of the legends and vague references converge on some points, though. These mouthpieces were designed for the consummate jazz player, with even and smooth response in any register. The sound produced has a very lyrical quality.The rim shape is flat and very thin, but comfortable. The cup is V shaped, sometimes described as similar to a flugel cup. The Legends Heim 2 is a modern creation that preserves the original qualities of the Heim 2 rim and cup.
An open throat (#25) and backbore (Legends Chicago) have been added to really make this model work for a versatile, improv jazz sound. In addition, the Legends Big Daddy blank adds mass. To further darken the sound and broaden the core.
This is a mouthpiece which preserves the sought-after vintage elements of rim and cup, but adds modern throat, backbore, and blank to maximize playability and sound for the modern jazz trumpeter. Outside Rim Diameter: 1.05 (26.67 mm) Outside Rim Contour: Medium Round Inside Rim Diameter. 640 (16.26 mm) Inside Rim Contour: Medium Cup Depth and Shape: Medium to Medium Deep (Similar to Bach C/B) V cup Throat: #25 Backbore: Legends Chicago. The item must be in new condition (no exceptions).THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING WITH US. Check out the other items in our store! The item "LEGENDS Heim 2.640 Bb Trumpet Mouthpiece jazz blues funk bebop fusion" is in sale since Friday, June 2, 2017. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Brass\Trumpets". The seller is "legendsbrass" and is located in Lenoir City, Tennessee. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.