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Price: $10,000.00

Availability:: Usually Ships in 6 to 8 Weeks
Product Code: LM10


CUP CHARACTERISTICS: Wide cup diameter, but with a medium funnel design.

RIM CHARACTERISTICS: Width 7.9mm / 0.311inches

INNER DIAMETER: 33.5mm / 1.318in

THROAT BORE: 8.25mm / 0.324in

DESCRIPTION: LM-10 Tommy Johnson Artist Model. Let's face it, what DIDN'T Tommy Johnson do?!? Mr. Johnson was a "first-call" tubaist at the major motion picture studios in Hollywood and recorded soundtracks for over 2000 movies dating back to 1958. Some of these movies include Robin Hood, Back to the Future 1, 2, & 3 , Jaws 1, 2, 3, & 4, Indiana Jones, Star Trek I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VIII, & IX, The Natural, The Godfather 1, 2, & 3, Alien III, Batman Returns, Die Hard 1 & 2, Crimson Tide, Lethal Weapon I, II, III & IV, A Few Good Men... Well, you get the point. He performed as tuba soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, the Pasadena Symphony, the San Fernando Valley Symphony, the LA Pops Orchestra, the U.S.C. Wind Ensemble, The LA Tuba Quartet, and with the Henry Mancini Orchestra. In 1981 he was awarded the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences "Emeritus Most Valuable Tuba Player".

Model LM-10 is a monster! It is modeled after the very mouthpiece that Mr. Johnson was using in the Hollywood studios on movie soundtracks week after week after week until his passing. If you're looking for a fast attack without having a mouthpiece that's too bright, the LM-10 will "light up" your horn like no other. The rim has a wide inner diameter and is very cushioned (much like the C4 rim). The design of the rim and the mouthpiece is similar to a Miraphone C4 or a Marcinkiewicz N4. If you like a wide cushioned rim with a medium cup, look no further. You're home!

Average Rating: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 2 Write a review »

  4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Description is dead on November 19, 2013
Reviewer: Brian  
Today, I did something that no musician ought to ever do.  I played a concert on a brand new mouthpiece that I received yesterday.  I started out with it at pre-concert rehearsal, with the intention of going back to the Helleberg if it needed time to settle in.

Well, it didn't.  Holy crap.  The description of this mouthpiece is dead on.  The LM-10 lit up my horn like none other.

Fast attacks, yup.  Better control and pitch centering?  You got it. The most amazing thing was that my loud dynamics were fully controlled without blowing out tone quality.  I was able to push the horn to some new volume levels, and I did it all more comfortably than I could have done on my Helleberg.

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Beautiful November 19, 2013
Reviewer: Brandon from Sunrise, FL United States  
This mouthpiece has a very nice sound...From playing at a Piano dynamic level all the way to a fffffff dynamic level..Lol.!!It has a very dark sound..And the rim is very comfortable..

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