Contrabass- mouthpiece?

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Contrabass- mouthpiece?

Post by Burgerbob » Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:30 am

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?
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Re: Contrabass- mouthpiece?

Post by Basbasun » Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:01 am

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.
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Re: Contrabass- mouthpiece?

Post by Doug Elliott » Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:19 pm

I make a variety of pieces for contra with lots of choices.
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Re: Contrabass- mouthpiece?

Post by Neo Bri » Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:33 pm

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.
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Re: Contrabass- mouthpiece?

Post by blast » Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:52 pm

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.

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Re: Contrabass- mouthpiece?

Post by hornbuilder » Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:40 pm

Another vote for DE pieces.

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