Has anyone else played the new Giddings bass piece?

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Has anyone else played the new Giddings bass piece?

Post by Jbeckett » Mon May 21, 2018 5:53 pm

Just curious to see if anyone else has played the new v-max that Giddings has put out?
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Re: Has anyone else played the new Giddings bass piece?

Post by BassTBN98 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:27 pm

No I haven't played the V-Max but I just switched to the Don Harwood and like it a lot!
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Re: Has anyone else played the new Giddings bass piece?

Post by GBP » Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:37 pm

If you like the Harwood, try the NYO
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Re: Has anyone else played the new Giddings bass piece?

Post by RustBeltBass » Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:09 pm

I had a quick look at their website now.
From what I understand the rim diameter is close to 28.5 which is typical for a medium sized bass trombone mouthpiece like the Laskey 85, but the throat seems huge. I would like to hear what people think.

I tried the Harwood model and the NY-O (aka Markey) model. Both felt fantastic on the face and were great fun to play but I noticed that the steel did something to my sound that was hard for me to notice while playing but became apparent when I recorded myself.
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Re: Has anyone else played the new Giddings bass piece?

Post by Mv2541 » Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:39 am

I personally don't like the sound of stainless and I know I'm not alone. I couldn't imagine trying to blend in a section being the only one with a stainless piece.
Also I would guess a reason it's not called the Markey is because he doesn't play on it.
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Re: Has anyone else played the new Giddings bass piece?

Post by RustBeltBass » Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:49 am

Mv2541 wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:39 am
Also I would guess a reason it's not called the Markey is because he doesn't play on it.
You guessed wrong. He developed this mouthpiece and played on it quite a while after having played the Don Harwood model while in the NYP.
He ultimately switched back to brass, not sure which, and therefore the name of that model changed.
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Re: Has anyone else played the new Giddings bass piece?

Post by Mv2541 » Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:09 am

RustBeltBass wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:49 am
Mv2541 wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:39 am
Also I would guess a reason it's not called the Markey is because he doesn't play on it.
You guessed wrong. He developed this mouthpiece and played on it quite a while after having played the Don Harwood model while in the NYP.
He ultimately switched back to brass, not sure which, and therefore the name of that model changed.
I think you simply misunderstood what I said:
I do know he played on steel at some point, but I said he DOESN'T play on it (present tense). What I was implying is that since he does not use it anymore they don't use his name, sorta like the GB Ny series (yes I know the NY is slightly different from the Alessis but you get the point). He plays a GP now just so you know.
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Re: Has anyone else played the new Giddings bass piece?

Post by RustBeltBass » Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:22 am

Exactly. GP meaning G.Pagano, I assume ?
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Re: Has anyone else played the new Giddings bass piece?

Post by GBP » Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:21 pm

I like playing stainless. It gives my sound good clarity. I feel like it gives my sound some presence without having to really push.
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