In 1964, a dedicated young man named Bob Reeves set out on a remarkable journey in Glendale, California. Under the guidance of his trumpet teacher, John Clyman, Bob began crafting mouthpieces in the back of his mother’s garage using a gifted lathe. Trained as a machinist and toolmaker in the U.S. Navy, Bob had apprenticed in trumpet making at the Benge Company and learned mouthpiece making from the skilled Carroll Purviance.
While Bob quickly mastered the machining side of mouthpiece creation, he soon realized he lacked the knowledge to address the diverse challenges faced by the musicians who visited the shop. This realization ignited a drive to deepen his expertise in acoustics, machining technology, and hands-on research with musicians.
Four years later, in 1968, Bob officially founded Bob Reeves Brass. Since then, Bob and his talented team have dedicated themselves to serving the international brass community. Through expert consultations, skillfully crafted mouthpieces, precise valve alignments, and custom work, Bob Reeves Brass has made a lasting impact on musicians worldwide.
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HEAR WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING ABOUT US:
Bob and his colleagues do a fantastic job! I'm extremely happy with the valve alignments, mouthpieces and advice.- Chris Royal
I love my Reeves high velocity mouthpieces! And the threading work is top notch!- Ryan Resky
Awesome experience working with a legendary mouthpiece maker like Bob!- James Teubner
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