B-Flat mouthpiece

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B-Flat mouthpiece

Post by Posaunus » Sun Nov 08, 2020 2:51 pm

I guess I've discovered the answer to my mouthpiece issues – I gotta git one o' them B-flat mouthpieces!
(I think all mine are in concert C. :???: )

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Schilke-47-Ten ... SwEV5fpYAV
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Re: B-Flat mouthpiece

Post by BGuttman » Sun Nov 08, 2020 3:04 pm

So do I need to find a G mouthpiece for my G Bass? ;)
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Re: B-Flat mouthpiece

Post by Posaunus » Sun Nov 08, 2020 5:01 pm

BGuttman wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 3:04 pm
So do I need to find a G mouthpiece for my G Bass? ;)
And an E-flat piece for your alto trombone! :roll:
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Re: B-Flat mouthpiece

Post by Crazy4Tbone86 » Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:42 am

This brings to mind a story about a tuba player. Apparently, there was a tuba player who showed up for a rehearsal with a community brass band in my area with a C tuba. When rehearsal began, he asked for the “Bass Clef - Tuba in C parts.” He was not asking for the standard bass parts. He was asking for bass clef parts that were transposed down a whole tone so he could play B-flat fingerings on a C tuba.

As it turned out, when he was in high school, his family bought him a C tuba but he never learned the C tuba fingerings. His high school band director wrote out “C tuba parts” for him to use on all of the music!
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Re: B-Flat mouthpiece

Post by medina5012 » Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:59 pm

Can't imagine what those crazies with a Gb Bass play on then :shock:
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Re: B-Flat mouthpiece

Post by Kingfan » Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:25 pm

My bass trombone is Bb/F/Gb/D. Do I need four mouthpieces when I play? :???: :mrgreen:
I'm not a complete idiot, some parts are still missing! :D
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Re: B-Flat mouthpiece

Post by Posaunus » Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:15 pm

Kingfan wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:25 pm
My bass trombone is Bb/F/Gb/D. Do I need four mouthpieces when I play? :???: :mrgreen:
No, if you get Parduba double-cup mouthpieces you'll need only two of them. :clever:
[That is what these dual-purpose pieces are designed for, isn't it?] :wink:
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Re: B-Flat mouthpiece

Post by Kingfan » Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:39 pm

Posaunus wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:15 pm
Kingfan wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:25 pm
My bass trombone is Bb/F/Gb/D. Do I need four mouthpieces when I play? :???: :mrgreen:
No, if you get Parduba double-cup mouthpieces you'll need only two of them. :clever:
[That is what these dual-purpose pieces are designed for, isn't it?] :wink:
I had no idea how I was going to do four mouthpieces. I thought I was going to have to get a four into one leadpipe adapter and move around like a harmonica player, but hadn't figured out how to cover the three mouthpieces I wasn't playing at the time. All I need now is a two into one adapter with a valve so I can switch on the fly. You are a genius! :good:
I'm not a complete idiot, some parts are still missing! :D
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Re: B-Flat mouthpiece

Post by Kbiggs » Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:59 pm

A small tenor player needs a mouthpiece with 7 different cup depths. If you have an F valve, you will need 13 different cups. Bass players with independent valves need 24 cups, plus an additional 2 for high G and F#.

Or...

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Re: B-Flat mouthpiece

Post by BGuttman » Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:49 pm

Kbiggs wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:59 pm
A small tenor player needs a mouthpiece with 7 different cup depths. If you have an F valve, you will need 13 different cups. Bass players with independent valves need 24 cups, plus an additional 2 for high G and F#.

Or...

You can practice.
There's another one for the "new gizmos" thread: a mouthpiece with adjustable depths that compensates on the fly. :wink:
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