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NAMM 2020

Thursday, January 9th, 2020

Griego Mouthpieces will be going to NAMM in Anaheim California with mouthpiece kits. We are sharing booth space with Getzen Instrument Company, and Edwards Instrument Company.

Many of you know that I’ve worked at Getzen/Edwards the past 21 years and built mouthpieces at GSI on the side. Griego Sound Inventions is what GSI stands for if you’re interested.

It’s been a crazy 17 years of making mouthpieces and we’re still having fun. Drop by and test the new mouthpieces.

If you know that your local dealer is going and you cannot, ask them to drop by and see if they will stock some Griego Mouthpieces so you don’t have to become a dealer and get into NAMM.

Custom Mouthpieces

Saturday, December 21st, 2019

There is a lot of business that we turn down and it’s generally when it comes to custom mouthpieces. I work at Edwards during the day and we make our mouthpieces at Griego Sound Inventions which is about 7 minutes away from where I work during the day. I go to GSI in the morning before Edwards, at lunchtime, and after 4:30pm which is when my day ends at Edwards.

This doesn’t allow me a lot of time to do design work which means that I have to do this during family time or on the weekends. My main machinist Chris knows our designs in and out and he produces our mouthpieces every day. In order to do custom mouthpieces it takes about 3 hours of production time away from our machines. Doesn’t sound like a big deal, but with all of the models we produce it does hurt production overall.

It’s hard for me to say no to someone, and there are times when a custom alteration is easy and we can accommodate the request within our production without too much disruption.

If we can’t do your custom work I would suggest calling Hammond in Chicago who is set up to do custom work more efficiently than myself.

Greg Black also does a great job, but I’d suggest visiting him rather than ordering by phone in order to get exactly what you are after.

We appreciate your business of course, but there are only so many hours in the day. I’m trying to maintain some balance within my work and personal life, not only for myself but for everyone at GSI that works so hard.

New Oft Mouthpieces

Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

Sometimes it takes me a while to get a new product up on the website. Part of it is that it takes time to get to the paypal buttons made, content written, and our webmaster updated to get all of the new products up.

The other side of the coin is that after developing a mouthpiece I want to make sure that it’s 100% ready and no changes need to be made before offering to you.

These Oft mouthpieces, for example , have been tested in BSO for the past year and we know they’re working the intended way. No alterations were needed for Toby on his last trip here. I know you don’t want to know all the details of manufacturing, but we do properly test all of our products in great length before putting them in the public eye.

Hope you love em.

Dave Taylor Mouthpieces

Sunday, December 15th, 2019

The mouthpieces of Dave Taylor are unique to any other bass trombone mouthpieces I’ve ever played or made. How so? Well they are fast, how fast? JJ Fast? Seriously fast is the answer. 0-60 db in .002 seconds.

When I read a mouthpiece brochure it says pretty much the same thing for every mouthpiece. Let me guess, quick response, improved upper register, improved lower register, improved….. insert your own description here.

I try to work with artists that have something unique to offer to the marketplace. David Taylors contribution is derived from the disco era. Speed of response was necessary in order to get the front of the notes where they needed to be. Don’t be found behind the beat, play something fast. Develop those notes quickly so your articulation isn’t an issue….

Onward to 2020

Saturday, December 14th, 2019

We’ve been working on a few projects in 2019 and we’re launching them all here at the end of the year.

1. Toby Oft’s mouthpieces have proven themselves under the gun for the past year and so we’re letting them be available on our shopping cart, or through our dealer network that offers trial periods.

2. Brian Bowman mouthpieces are now available again from our dealers and on our online shopping cart.  We are excited to continue manufacturing this mouthpiece to the exacting standards the line is known for.

3. Alessi 6 series small shank are just now coming off the machine and will be available as well shortly. If not on our cart they will be available through our dealers/distributors. We will be working toward getting them on our shopping cart as well.

4. Our Cleaning rod that was light and small will be available again in January of 2020. Keep checking back on our website for all these updated products.

5. Classic Bousfield line, the Bousfield line will be offering a deeper cup for those that demand it. We will be shipping these in January to dealers/distributors everywhere around the world.

There’s a ton of things we’re working on still so make sure to keep in the loop by following us on the FB’s, and wherever else you can find us.

See you at Midwest next week if you’re going.

Christan

Christmas 2016

Sunday, December 18th, 2016

Griego Mouthpieces last day of shipping today 12/18/2016. Any Christmas orders that are urgent, please contact one of our respected dealers. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We will start shipping again on January 2nd.

Griego Mouthpieces Shipping in September

Saturday, August 27th, 2016

We are attending the Alessi Seminar and visiting dealers the 30th of August through the 9th of September.

This means we will be shutting down during this period for deliveries.

Please visit our dealers/distributors during this time for your Griego needs.

Regards,

 

Christan Griego

Ian Bousfield

Sunday, November 1st, 2015

In 2013 I developed the 4147-IB Tenor trombone with Ian Bousfield for Getzen Instrument Co. At the time Ian had been working on developing a mouthpiece line that had started before the instrument designwork.

Fast forward to 2015 and discussions were had about the possiblity of moving manufacturing to the USA with GSI LLC (Griego Sound Inventions LLC) and pushing the designs forward. This led me to work on his mouthpiece line.

There are many new creations that are going to be offered within his line of mouthpieces. The redesign brought new aspects that allow us to bring his complete approach to the forefront. From small changes to the outside of the mouthpiece to more drastic internal changes, the pieces play great.

We are working with our dealer/distributor network to make sure these are near you to test. If your local dealers do not have them, ask them to get them for you.

Griego End of Year Hours

Monday, December 15th, 2014

We are shutting down December 15 through January 1st.

You will be able to find us at Midwest Band Convention this week in Chicago.

We have a lot to do to get ready for 2015, and so we ask that you purchase any last minute Christmas Gifts through our Stocking Dealers.

NAMM 2014

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

I’ll be in Anaheim for the 2014 NAMM. I’m sharing the booth with Getzen and will be wearing my Getzen hat. If you want to come by to test, talk, and hang out please do.

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