Greg Black 1 1/8G .312 #2

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Greg Black 1 1/8G .312 #2

Post by fwbassbone » Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:33 pm

I received this piece from Zac Thornton a few weeks back and have been playing it since. It was instantly comfortable, works well for me, and since I like gold I'll get one in gold. This mouthpiece reminds me of what one of my former teachers (Don Jacoby) said: "Find a mouthpiece that's comfortable immediately, does what you need it to do, put it on the horn and forget about it". Maybe I should quit messing with different pieces...yeah, probably not.
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Re: Greg Black 1 1/8G .312 #2

Post by Burgerbob » Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:52 pm

I've been playing the 1G with those specs for the last year or so. It works in every setting for me and has grown with me as a player in every way. The only change I've made was to another one that had just a tiny bit better response.
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Re: Greg Black 1 1/8G .312 #2

Post by fwbassbone » Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:25 pm

I tried the 1G with these specs but it was a tad too big for me. This one seems to fit well.
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Re: Greg Black 1 1/8G .312 #2

Post by Bassbonechandler » Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:34 pm

Not that it matters but I'm pretty sure Denson Paul pollard now plays on a 1 1/8g.
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Re: Greg Black 1 1/8G .312 #2

Post by RustBeltBass » Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:00 am

Bassbonechandler wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:34 pm
Not that it matters but I'm pretty sure Denson Paul pollard now plays on a 1 1/8g.
Interesting, thanks for sharing. I knew he was playing GB but now that it was that particular model. It is especially interesting as he is coming from really big material, having played the Schilke 60CV, the Doug Elliot P-Cup without leadpipe, and then the Laskey 93D. (Which he had been on for quite a while before switching to GB).

Coming from big mouthpieces myself, I had tried different variations of the GB 1 myself but never enjoyed those as much as other pieces I had played in that size. (Laskey 93, Hammond 21bxl, Parker/Dunkel).

I would be intrigued to give the 1 1/8g a try, especially with the 0.312 but I recently made a rather big change in my equipment choices by going away from big material completely and going with a “Mr.Bass” from Brass Ark.

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Re: Greg Black 1 1/8G .312 #2

Post by Bassbonechandler » Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:29 pm

He also switched to silver plating as well. Again, not that it matters a whole lot. I got my 93d about a month ago now. Maybe eventually I'll try a Greg black too.
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Re: Greg Black 1 1/8G .312 #2

Post by Burgerbob » Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:54 pm

93D is a good mouthpiece, but I find the 1G to be just a little better in most ways.

Oddly, there are some horns that the GB doesn't work in at all that the 93D is just fine on. Conns don't seem to jive with the GB at all, but the Laskey works great in them.
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Re: Greg Black 1 1/8G .312 #2

Post by Bassbonechandler » Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:24 pm

How does the bite and rim compare to the 93d on the Greg black?
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Re: Greg Black 1 1/8G .312 #2

Post by TheBoneRanger » Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:17 am

Bassbonechandler wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:24 pm
How does the bite and rim compare to the 93d on the Greg black?
The Laskey is less rounded, and a little thinner.

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