Pickett mouthpiece

Post Reply
NordicTrombone
Posts: 21
Joined: Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:12 pm

Pickett mouthpiece

Post by NordicTrombone » Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:27 pm

I’m trying to find some information on the Pickett line of large bore mouthpieces. Does anyone here know how they play or even better, play one? I currently play a Laskey and I love the rim, but I’m not loving the sound. So I’m looking for alternatives :shuffle:
CalgaryTbone
Posts: 41
Joined: Thu May 10, 2018 1:39 pm

Re: Pickett mouthpiece

Post by CalgaryTbone » Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:29 pm

I'm currently playing a Pickett (4S, sometimes 4). They are nice mouthpieces, a bit like a Greg Black w/a bit more resistance - the reason I have chosen to switch to them.

The blank is towards the heavy side - maybe just a bit heavier than the Black medium weights. They offer a light blank now, that I haven't tried. The only one piece mpcs. are the ones with just a number (in the standard series) and maybe the Signature series for various artists.

The workmanship is terrific - I have some screw rim mpcs. that you can't tell are not one piece until you start to unscrew them. The sound is big and rich, and they have lots of focus. The standard rim (C) is fairly flat with a good bite to the inner rim. The (R) shape of rim is more rounded.

One thing to know - their numbering vs. their measurements in the descriptions is confusing. The numbers on their standard series are very similar to Bach numbering - their measurements for rim size seem to be taken at a different point of the upper cup/rim, and are listed as bigger than what they feel like. In other words, a Pickett 4 will feel very similar to a Bach 4 (or Wick) but the specs. on the site make it look like it's more in the "3" range. Same for other sizes that I've tried.

They will not be for everyone, but are definitely worth a look.

Jim Scott
NordicTrombone
Posts: 21
Joined: Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:12 pm

Re: Pickett mouthpiece

Post by NordicTrombone » Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:15 pm

Thanks Jim, that's exactly what I was hoping for and I will most definitely check them out :)
solidshi8
Posts: 16
Joined: Thu May 17, 2018 11:51 pm

Re: Pickett mouthpiece

Post by solidshi8 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:50 am

I am using a Pickett Ko #4 now, the rim is very comfortable, like the Greg black NY series rim .
It is heavier than GB medium and can make a huge sound but without losing the core of the sound.
But you must chose the size carefully, the size you feel on your lip is always smaller than it is listed on the website.
User avatar
heinzgries
Posts: 21
Joined: Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:52 pm
Location: Heidelberg/germany

Re: Pickett mouthpiece

Post by heinzgries » Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:41 am

is this the light version of the pickett tenor?

Image
CalgaryTbone
Posts: 41
Joined: Thu May 10, 2018 1:39 pm

Re: Pickett mouthpiece

Post by CalgaryTbone » Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:46 am

Yes, I believe that is the new light blank version.

Jim Scott
solidshi8
Posts: 16
Joined: Thu May 17, 2018 11:51 pm

Re: Pickett mouthpiece

Post by solidshi8 » Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:24 pm

I believe that the left one is the light weight model they offer currently. I have one light weight model Ko 4
Attachments
FDCE583F-DA32-4909-978F-79221580ED35.png
FDCE583F-DA32-4909-978F-79221580ED35.png (2.16 MiB) Viewed 449 times
User avatar
rumhud
Posts: 4
Joined: Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:09 pm
Location: Plano TX
Contact:

Re: Pickett mouthpiece

Post by rumhud » Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:27 pm

Weird side note, Pickett makes an ophicleide mouthpiece, developed in conjunction with Dr. Richard Demy, that is a fantastic hybrid of period architecture and modern adjustments.
User avatar
tbathras
Posts: 82
Joined: Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:58 am
Location: Southern Maine

Re: Pickett mouthpiece

Post by tbathras » Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:43 pm

Not so much about large tenor, but I love my 1C-1D for my bass. I had a "fitting" at the last Shires factory day and hands down this one clicked with me and my horn. I asked them not to tell me what they were having me try so it wouldn't color my playing or my judgement and I ended up on a larger piece than I would have ever picked.
--
Bass Trombone
Casco Bay Wind Symphony
User avatar
heinzgries
Posts: 21
Joined: Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:52 pm
Location: Heidelberg/germany

Re: Pickett mouthpiece

Post by heinzgries » Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:09 pm

rumhud wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:27 pm
Weird side note, Pickett makes an ophicleide mouthpiece, developed in conjunction with Dr. Richard Demy, that is a fantastic hybrid of period architecture and modern adjustments.
Have you a link to this mouthpiece?
User avatar
rumhud
Posts: 4
Joined: Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:09 pm
Location: Plano TX
Contact:

Re: Pickett mouthpiece

Post by rumhud » Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:53 am

heinzgries wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:09 pm
rumhud wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:27 pm
Weird side note, Pickett makes an ophicleide mouthpiece, developed in conjunction with Dr. Richard Demy, that is a fantastic hybrid of period architecture and modern adjustments.
Have you a link to this mouthpiece?
I'm not sure if it's listed, but it's the Demy 5, for C ophicleide. (There's also a euphonium mouthpiece he developed with a longer "Demy 5" designation, so be sure they understand that it's the ophicleide mouthpiece you're looking for.)
Post Reply

Return to “Mouthpieces”