Battle Royale: Comparing the Yamaha YACSHEWLEAD Bobby Shew to the Bach 5C

In today's comparison we invite you to see how the Yamaha YACSHEWLEAD Bobby Shew stacks up against the Bach 5C. Find out what separates these two items with the full comparison review below. This product comparison article is just one in a series titled 10 Best Trumpet Mouthpieces in 2023

 Yamaha YACSHEWLEAD Bobby ShewEveryone has different preferences, and we hope our frank reviews will make your decision easier. First, we will take a look at the Yamaha YACSHEWLEAD Bobby Shew.

 Bach 5CNow we will have look at an alternative, the Bach 5C.


Yamaha YACSHEWLEAD Bobby Shew

Bach 5C


+ Shallow cup, wide rim.
+ Balanced compression.
+ Great for leads with a diverse range.

+ Shallow cup.
+ Balanced compression.
+ Beautifully made.


It is a great performance trumpet for live band use. It has a piercing higher register that shines but it is not for beginners because it needs a refined embouchure to blow.

It is a great standard series option that provides a little more range than Bach's starter mouthpiece.

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