John Coffey Mouthpiece

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Redthunder
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John Coffey Mouthpiece

Post by Redthunder » Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:09 am

https://www.ebay.com/itm/John-Coffey-Go ... SwVYtbs~tl

Just found this. Anybody know anything about these pieces? I remember reading somewhere on TTF about Brookmeyer playing on a Coffey model mouthpiece. It looks small.
Doug Elliott
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Re: John Coffey Mouthpiece

Post by Doug Elliott » Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:36 am

I have one in my collection. It's sort of 11C -ish. Wayne Andre played one.
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Re: John Coffey Mouthpiece

Post by Redthunder » Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:57 pm

Doug Elliott wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:36 am
I have one in my collection. It's sort of 11C -ish. Wayne Andre played one.
Interesting... Do you know if there were other models of it, or the company that made it?
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Re: John Coffey Mouthpiece

Post by Doug Elliott » Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:56 pm

Mine is a #2 and the rim actually measures about .985 which is more of a 7C size. I think Wayne Andre played the same model but I'm not sure and I don't know what the #3 is. I also don't know who made them or when.

Earlier in the 1900's there was a Vega Band Instrument Co. in Boston that made trumpets and trombones. I have a Vega trombone and matching mouthpiece. But that was possibly too early to be the manufacturer. Charles E George was the president of Vega and he died in 1954 but I think the company ended long before that. Still, it's possible... Maybe somebody else knows.
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Re: John Coffey Mouthpiece

Post by Redthunder » Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:26 am

Doug Elliott wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:56 pm
Mine is a #2 and the rim actually measures about .985 which is more of a 7C size. I think Wayne Andre played the same model but I'm not sure and I don't know what the #3 is. I also don't know who made them or when.

Earlier in the 1900's there was a Vega Band Instrument Co. in Boston that made trumpets and trombones. I have a Vega trombone and matching mouthpiece. But that was possibly too early to be the manufacturer. Charles E George was the president of Vega and he died in 1954 but I think the company ended long before that. Still, it's possible... Maybe somebody else knows.
Thanks for the info, Doug!
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Re: John Coffey Mouthpiece

Post by TromboneMonkey » Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:16 pm

But Doug how does it play?! Can I come try it?
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Re: John Coffey Mouthpiece

Post by Doug Elliott » Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:38 pm

Let's not get started on you wanting to try everything in my collection....
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