Imperial Band Instruments

15847 East Imperial Hwy, La Mirada Ca 90638

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Monthly Product Highights

May 2019 – Plasticover Reeds

Woodwind players (minus the flute player) are always worrying about one thing: reeds. A reed is what allows the musician to play their instrument. As beautiful as a cane reed can help a player sound, they can be at a bit of a disadvantage when it comes to playing at much louder volumes as well as outdoors where sound goes into the stratosphere without any reverb. Plasticover reeds are a good solution for those two conundrums. The synthetic material provide the woodwind musician with a brilliant, projecting sound. It also dispels some concerns for outdoor weather. These reeds have a new and improved plastic coating formula for increased durability and weather resistance.

April – Dylan Brass Tuba Mouthpieces

These mouthpieces come in two popular models: the 24C and the 69C. They have a bore similar to the Schilke 69C4 with a slightly wider rim. These mouthpieces were designed by IBI and were made with the banda sousaphone player in mind. It has a serrated bowl that covers more of the shank in order for the sousaphone player to be able to grip the mouthpiece instead of the neck to help avoid frequent neck and bit maintenance for the musician. It is not exclusively for the sousaphone; works great for tuba players. If you’re looking for a mouthpiece that will give your playing a bit more of a punch along with a fatter, more robust low register, these mouthpieces may be for you! They come in gold plated options as well.

These mouthpieces are available to try out in-store.