Doug Elliot Shank

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Doug Elliot Shank

Post by RoscoTrombone » Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:36 pm

Hey folks thanks have a question with regards to a DE piece that has come into my possession.

The shank is marked M8C but I don't know what the C stands for as it doesn't fit into my bone.

Thanks in advance

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Re: Doug Elliot Shank

Post by BGuttman » Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:39 pm

C means the shank is the Conn B&S (sometimes called Remington) Taper. Unless you have an Elkhart era Conn it won't fit. Get a new shank from Doug.
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Re: Doug Elliot Shank

Post by Doug Elliott » Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:40 pm

Correct
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Re: Doug Elliot Shank

Post by RoscoTrombone » Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:41 pm

Thanks for the swift response Bruce.

The person I acquired it from new nothing about it and overall it's far far too big for me so I have to sell it on.

Thanks again
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Re: Doug Elliot Shank

Post by BGuttman » Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:50 pm

An M is a big mouthpiece. I play an L and it's pretty big; sometimes almost too big.
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Re: Doug Elliot Shank

Post by Doug Elliott » Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:52 pm

Conn bass trombones generally do well with much smaller cups.
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Re: Doug Elliot Shank

Post by RoscoTrombone » Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:53 pm

Throw in the fact that it's an LB116 rim then it's a monster to me!!

I'm sure there's someone out there who will want it.
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Re: Doug Elliot Shank

Post by BGuttman » Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:56 pm

Not sure what Roscoe has for a trombone. It's not a Conn since the B&S shank doesn't fit.

I think your M cups are for the people who like 95's and other "oversize" mouthpieces.

Maybe the reason Roscoe has that mouthpiece is because its original owner found it didn't work well with a Conn bass.
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Re: Doug Elliot Shank

Post by Dennis » Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:34 am

BGuttman wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:50 pm
An M is a big mouthpiece. I play an L and it's pretty big; sometimes almost too big.
I play a 109 MB-K 8 and it's the Goldilocks mouthpiece. Usually. What it never is, is too small.
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