• Doug Elliott, embouchure and mouthpiece guru extraordinaire
  • Brian Kauk, former principal trombone, Houston Grand Opera and Houston Ballet orchestras
  • Carl Della Puruti, former student of Emory Remington at Eastman
  • Vintage Bach 16, dual-bore slide, made ca. 1969, BrassArk leadpipe. Mouthpiece: Denis Wick 4BS
  • Shires custom large-bore tenor, Tru-Bore valve section, 1GT7 bell (also 3YM bell), Hoelle gold-brass tuning slide, BrassArk leadpipe. Mouthpiece: Brass Ark/Bob Reeves Friedman 3G
  • Shires Q35 alto, bell and slide in yellow brass. Mouthpiece: Griego Ωft α11