A mouthpiece designed by the 'Paganini of the Tuba.'
This Roger Bobo Replica Series tuba mouthpiece is made for the tenor tuba/euphonium. Fairly deep, roomy cup for a warm, big sound, and throat and backbore design give enough jump and snap for maneuvering through quick jazz passages with a rich, full sound. Silver-plated.
Roger Bobo has had tenures as principal tuba of the Rochester Philharmonic, Concertgebouw, and Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestras. In 1961, he became the first in history to play a tuba recital at Carnegie Hall. Many leading contemporary composers have written pieces for him and he has inspired audiences around the world with his warm musicality and natural presence.
Yamaha's Replica Series mouthpieces come after year of collaborating with hundreds of the world's best players at their R&D Ateliers. These players were unsatisfied with the commercial models out there and knew the Yamaha technicians would deliver exactly the tone and response they wanted. The demand for these mouthpieces has grown, so Yamaha decided to offer a select lineup. Each Replica Series mouthpiece is produced on a precise, computer-controlled lathe to guarantee each one is exactly the same as the one used by its namesake.