Hammond 12M

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Hammond 12M

Post by victor » Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:01 pm

Hello everyone. I would like to know if someone has tested the hammond 12 M and what impressions it has of it. As well as the differences with the schilke51. Thank you
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Re: Hammond 12M

Post by imsevimse » Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:53 pm

It is my main mouthpiece for medium-large trombones (.525 -bores) such as Bach 36, Conn 79h, Kanstul 760, Yamaha 356G and others of similar size. Gives a clear full sound and easy played. Very comfortable rim. It is in size close to a Bach 5.

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Re: Hammond 12M

Post by MalecHeermans » Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:23 pm

The M is quite shallow - sort of between an 'A' and 'C' Bach depth. The 12ML or 12MXL would be a better analog to the Schilke 51.

That said the 12ML has a super comfortable rim, and is a great alternative to a 5G or a 51. I found the Hammond pieces to have a very even, contemporary sound. The overtones seem more evenly weighted and the harmonics more even than a vintage design like the 5G. The tradeoff perhaps being that a Hammond may be perceived as not having as much 'color' as a Bach 5G.

I switched about a year ago to the 13ML as my main piece and haven't looked back, but I've played a number of Hammond pieces from the 11 down to the 13 size (and have a 14 on order!)
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Re: Hammond 12M

Post by Crazytrombonist505 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:34 pm

MalecHeermans wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:23 pm
The 12ML or 12MXL would be a better analog to the Schilke 51.

My main mouthpiece is a Schilke 51 and I recently bought a Hammond 12ML to try. They’re both pretty similar in size. I still kind of prefer the Schilke but that’s just me. I’m actually selling the Hammond on eBay right now if you are interested.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 2694118540
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