Favorite Mouthpieces?

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Re: Favorite Mouthpieces?

Post by fwbassbone » Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:20 pm

Well right now it's a Greg Black 1 1/8G .312 #2. With that said I have played just about everything. For many years was only playing 60 size or bigger but several years ago went slightly smaller for a more focused sound and a bit easier to control. When I play small tenor I use a 6 1/2AL that I've had since dirt was invented. For large tenor and Euphonium I have a 1 1/2G that dates from right after they moved to Elkhart.
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Re: Favorite Mouthpieces?

Post by TimBrass » Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:51 am

Euphonium: Warburton Demondrae
Medium Bore Tenor: Warburton 7D, 6
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Re: Favorite Mouthpieces?

Post by FlightlessDutchman » Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:24 am

I have to say that I thought I wouldn't move for a long time until an old acquaintance (who plays euphonium) said that he'd trialled Kurun & Gilbert and had switched. They have some nice 'in-between' sizes, so for large bore tenor I play 5.5 C. Medium rim, gold plated, intones beautifully across the range. Love it.
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Re: Favorite Mouthpieces?

Post by AEK » Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:13 pm

Hi to you all,
I used to use Josef Klier Exclusive mpcs when I was at the university.
But last couple of years, I've been using Doug Elliot mpcs, which I think fits for me and also soundwise of course. I play tested lots of different mpcs in the last decade and compared with the DE system was the winner everytime I played. Cheers Doug.
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Re: Favorite Mouthpieces?

Post by harrisonreed » Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:30 pm

Christan Griego is up in there blowin it up.

Such great mouthpieces
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Re: Favorite Mouthpieces?

Post by Slideorama » Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:11 pm

Schilke 60.
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Re: Favorite Mouthpieces?

Post by Savio » Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:05 pm

My favorite is an old Mt Vernon 1 1/2g. I think I have about 30 mouthpieces. Time to sell some of them. They just collect dust. The Mt Vernon has grown in to my face.
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Re: Favorite Mouthpieces?

Post by mrdeacon » Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:14 pm

Savio, if you decide to sell the Mount Vernon 2g you have I've got first dibs! :pant:
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Re: Favorite Mouthpieces?

Post by CornyBone » Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:58 pm

I played on Denis Wicks for a hot minute, too top heavy for me, but I know plenty of people who like them. I use a Warburton RS5, which is their artist model mouthpiece for Rick Stout, 5G rim with a deeper than average cup on my large bores. Recently got a gold plated King M31 that I'm in love with for jazzing.

All that being said, I switched to a dual-bore .525-.547 slide on my daily driver, and now I'm falling in love with this Marcinkiewicz 8H-6 1/2AL (small shank) for solo work.
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Re: Favorite Mouthpieces?

Post by Savio » Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:09 am

mrdeacon wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:14 pm
Savio, if you decide to sell the Mount Vernon 2g you have I've got first dibs! :pant:
Ooh, that's to late, It's gone, sorry!
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Re: Favorite Mouthpieces?

Post by TromboneMonkey » Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:12 pm

The AR Alan Kaplan S piece is a good 25% better than any other piece I've tried, for my needs.
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Re: Favorite Mouthpieces?

Post by askers » Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:47 pm

Hello!
Could u please tell me the differences between the 13M and 13ML also Compared to a Bach 6,5AL?
Thanks!
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The Karl Hammond mouthpiece series is very comfortable to play. I have the 14XS, 14S, 13M, 13ML, 13L, 12M, 12ML, 12MXL, 12L, 11M, 11ML, 11L, 19BL, 20BL, 21BXL. I use several of them on different horns. The L is a little to deep for most of my playing. It gives a too dark sound for my liking so they are not used that much but the rest have their place. Besides these I also use a Bach 12E on alto and a Bach 6 3/4C and a Yamaha "Nils Landgren" mouthpiece for different lead playing on small bores, plus a Hammond 12XL on Euphonium. I think I have probably another 100 mouthpieces I don't play.

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Re: Favorite Mouthpieces?

Post by dukesboneman » Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:10 am

On my Bach 42BO I was using a Doug Elliott and liked it. But I decided to go back to the set-up I used in Grad school
and thanks to a couple of forum members I have it.
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Re: Favorite Mouthpieces?

Post by Trav1s » Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:08 am

Another Doug Elliot fan here. I was fortunate to catch up with Doug when ITF landed in my backyard in Iowa City. Prior to the DE setup (LT G102/LTD/D4) I had played Schilke 51Bs on .522"/.525" and .547" tenors since the late 80's. I had tried multiple different pieces but the kept coming back to the 51B.)

With my trusty 1969 Conn 79H in hand, I (reluctantly) jumped in and had Doug fit me. After watching and listening to me play, Doug offered several mouthpiece combos (no idea of specs and that did not matter to me) to try. I finally landed on the current combo. The entire experience was an epiphany for me on multiple levels - I noticed the ease of playing, increased predictability of response, and fuller/more colorful tone. This was affirmed by those present during the fitting and those who heard me play previously on the 51B and with the new piece.
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Re: Favorite Mouthpieces?

Post by imsevimse » Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:30 pm

askers wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:47 pm
Hello!
Could u please tell me the differences between the 13M and 13ML also Compared to a Bach 6,5AL?
Thanks!
imsevimse wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 3:31 pm
The Karl Hammond mouthpiece series is very comfortable to play. I have the 14XS, 14S, 13M, 13ML, 13L, 12M, 12ML, 12MXL, 12L, 11M, 11ML, 11L, 19BL, 20BL, 21BXL. I use several of them on different horns. The L is a little to deep for most of my playing. It gives a too dark sound for my liking so they are not used that much but the rest have their place. Besides these I also use a Bach 12E on alto and a Bach 6 3/4C and a Yamaha "Nils Landgren" mouthpiece for different lead playing on small bores, plus a Hammond 12XL on Euphonium. I think I have probably another 100 mouthpieces I don't play.

/Tom

13M is more V shaped than 13ML. 13ML is deeper.Rims are the same.13M gives a clear brilliant sound. The 13ML gives a broader sound

Personally I would choose 13M for lead in a big band or 1:st in a windorchestra or 1st in a Symphony orchestra. I would use a 13ML for louder playing and 2nd parts.
It says their rims are equivalent to Bach 6/Schilke 50.

The rim of an 6 1/2 AL is a tad smaller and it gives me a different feeling on the lips, not as rounded as the Hammond.

Sound is good on all these mouthpieces.

Hope that helps

/Tom
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Re: Favorite Mouthpieces?

Post by askers » Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:57 am

Thank you!
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