Remington shank bass bone mouthpieces

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bigbandbone
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Remington shank bass bone mouthpieces

Post by bigbandbone » Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:04 pm

Is anybody currently making Remington shank bass bone mouthpieces?
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Re: Remington shank bass bone mouthpieces

Post by Burgerbob » Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:13 pm

Doug Elliot!
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Re: Remington shank bass bone mouthpieces

Post by hornbuilder » Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:00 pm

Hammond will do them, too
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Post by GabeLangfur » Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:01 pm

Greg Black can also do it.

I've had the best result, pitch-wise, with a Doug Elliott Conn shank, which (unlike Greg Black) is the same length as his standard shanks. I tend to play low on the pitch center, my 70H is a little long, and I'm used to big mouthpieces. The horn plays and sounds great for my purposes with an LB114/L/L8C.
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Re: Remington shank bass bone mouthpieces

Post by bassbone » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:41 am

+1 for Doug Elliott. I have since sold my 70H, but I got the best results with a setup from Doug (that I purchased from Gabe actually). He also makes a slightly smaller version of his Conn shanks if you prefer them to sit in the horn a little further. using the setup Gabe lists above the smaller shank would be L8Cs

When I was looking, I reached out to Laskey, Hammond, Greg Black and other similar mouthpiece makers and all either ignored my inquiry completely or quoted me a price that seemed like they were saying "I don't want to screw around with this, but if you pay this exorbitant price I'd consider it." This was admittedly about 4 years ago so policies/attitudes might have changed in the mean time. When I reached out, I asked for one of their standard mouthpieces with a Remington/Morse taper instead of the stock one. Of those that bothered to reply, I think all quoted me a price in line with a totally custom mouthpiece from them instead of a small upcharge to replace the standard taper with morse which to me did not seem reasonable.
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Re: Remington shank bass bone mouthpieces

Post by Burgerbob » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:46 am

The standard taper is Morse, I'm pretty sure.
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Re: Remington shank bass bone mouthpieces

Post by Doug Elliott » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:07 am

Yes, Morse is the standard taper for most horns.
I can make lots of variations to fit older horns.
They're all the same price.
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Re: Remington shank bass bone mouthpieces

Post by bassclef » Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:49 pm

John Stork made me a couple. It was a custom request, however.

At one time, the shank on all standard production Schilke large bore mouthpieces was the Remington style. I have a 59 from that period, and it's for sale. Let me know if you're interested!
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Re: Remington shank bass bone mouthpieces

Post by eatanick » Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:32 pm

Pickett can make them, too. I bought mine second hand, so I don't know if it's an upcharge.
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Re: Remington shank bass bone mouthpieces

Post by chromebone » Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:59 am

Schilke will make one on special order. I just had them make a 51C4 with an old style B&S taper shank.
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