Even if the instrument makers adopted a common standard for the receiver, the diameter and the conicity of the receiver vary from one manufacturer to another for the flugelhorn.
There exist 4 principal cone types of hafting:
- The Couesnon Flugelhorn mouthpiece shank (cylindrical)
Engraved : « French Shank »
- The standard Flugelhorn mouthpiece shank (large Morse taper)
Engraved: « LARGE TAPER »
Adopted by Yamaha, Getzen, Benge, Blessing, Holton, Callet, Zeus and others American manufacturers.
- The Bach Flugelhorn mouthpiece shank (small Morse taper)
Engraved: « SMALL TAPER »
Adopted by Bach, Courtois, Selmer, Besson, new Couesnon, Leblanc and others European manufacturers.
- Trumpet shanked Flugelhorn (exceedingly rare)
Engraved: « Trumpet Shank »
- “French” shank available only at the workshop. The diameter of the receiver can vary from the manufacturer, the receiver can wear out, So I must be in the presence of your flugelhorn for a perfect fit.
The Medium Flugelhorn mouthpiece shank (medium Morse taper)
Adaptable on all modern flugelhorn, a shank half away between “Standard” & “Bach” shank