Need a new mouthpiece !!!

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TromboneTrujillo
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Need a new mouthpiece !!!

Post by TromboneTrujillo » Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:38 am

Hey, fellow trombone players!!!

I'm currently playing on a king 3b with my community college. At the moment I play classical and jazz, however, I can't seem to find the right mouthpiece to play all around. I have a Rath S5 MD but although it sounds dark it gives me trouble reaching high notes above F. My other mouthpiece is the standard 6 1/2al and it just does not fit me cause it's just bright and makes me hold back in playing with orchestral ensembles.
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FeelMyRath
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Re: Need a new mouthpiece !!!

Post by FeelMyRath » Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:06 am

The S5MD is quite deep, maybe try a standard S5 or S5BB. I play a lightweight L5BB on my R4F and love it. It's much less work than the standard weight one IMO.
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Re: Need a new mouthpiece !!!

Post by RichEKelly » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:01 am

I'll start the new Forum by beating a dead horse.......Doug Elliot mouthpieces allows you to fit the best rim size for you to almost any conceivable cup depth and backbore dimension you could possibly want. I have a different setup for every horn I use, from my King 2b to a 4b symphony horn, to a newly acquired Euphonium.
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Re: Need a new mouthpiece !!!

Post by BGuttman » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:34 am

You can talk to Doug or take a Skype conference. He generally doesn't try to sell you his mouthpieces, although they aren't a bad choice.

You might want to try a Bach 5GS, which is a 5 rim on a 6.5 AL backbore.

Or a 5G, or a Wick 5B (something -- L for large shank, S for small shank)

Schilke or Yamaha 51 series.

Marcinkiewicz 7

Hammond 12 series
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There is probably a Laskey size as well, but I don't know it.

I would suggest borrowing as many of these as you can to test before you engage in plunking down hard-earned money. If you bought all the mouthpieces I suggested, you could have owned TWO Doug Elliott setups.
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Re: Need a new mouthpiece !!!

Post by Crazytrombonist505 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:24 pm

BGuttman wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:34 am
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There is probably a Laskey size as well, but I don't know it.
I believe a Laskey 57 is in that mouthpiece size range.
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