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Contrabass- mouthpiece?

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:30 am
by Burgerbob
My Monke F contra came with a Josef Klier 2A and 2C. The 2A is very deep and open, the 2C much more shallow with a smaller throat. Both pieces have advantages- the 2C is easier to play in general, but the double valve range is not even close to the 2A. I could use either one, I think, but I really don't gel with wide rims and the rim diameter is also huge on these.

My Greg Black doesn't feel good in the horn at all.

However, on a whim I plugged in a Laskey 95D. This seems to solve all my problems and not give anything up except for a tiny bit of size shaved off the sound. For now it's the piece of choice.

I've played a Bruno Tilz that seemed up my alley, but they are so hard to get in the US.

What are you all using in your big horns?

Re: Contrabass- mouthpiece?

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:01 am
by Basbasun
I did play a Bruno Tilz KB3, for me the outstanding piece for contra, but Marcinkiewicz 106 or 107 are also good.
I do not play the contra anymore though, the horn wasn´t mine, it belonged to the orchestra.

Re: Contrabass- mouthpiece?

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:19 pm
by Doug Elliott
I make a variety of pieces for contra with lots of choices.

Re: Contrabass- mouthpiece?

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:33 pm
by Neo Bri
Doug Elliott wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:19 pm
I make a variety of pieces for contra with lots of choices.
And I play one of them. Nice.

Re: Contrabass- mouthpiece?

Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:52 pm
by blast
The Klier 2B is the best of his offerings. I have used it a lot. Last time the CB came out it was with one of Doug's pieces.

Chris

Re: Contrabass- mouthpiece?

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:40 pm
by hornbuilder
Another vote for DE pieces.

Or is that Doug E Pieces?? :good: (Inside joke folks)