Conn 5G mouthpiece

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Conn 5G mouthpiece

Post by Dsohunter » Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:03 am

Hello,

I’m hoping someone in the board can help me out as my searching has not found a definitive answer.

Is the Conn 5G mouthpiece that ships with the 88H the same spec as a Bach 5G. If not, what are the differences?

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Re: Conn 5G mouthpiece

Post by Bonearzt » Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:25 am

Probably VERY similar! Especially knowing the consistency of Bachs inconsistencies!!
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Re: Conn 5G mouthpiece

Post by Conn100HGuy » Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:57 am

I'm guessing that the shank is Conn-specific.
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Re: Conn 5G mouthpiece

Post by BGuttman » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:04 am

Conn, UMI, and CKB mouthpieces seem (at least the few I own) to be just a little larger than their Bach equivalents. Not enough to be terribly concerned about as a beginner but enough that if you like it you won't like a Bach and vice versa.

My Conn 7C that came with my alto has a different shank from the standard and thus a Bach 7C doesn't work as well in my alto as the Conn 7C.
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Re: Conn 5G mouthpiece

Post by norbie2018 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:20 am

Conn100HGuy wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:57 am
I'm guessing that the shank is Conn-specific.
If you mean a Remington shank, I do not believe those have been used as standard by Conn for years. If I recall correctly, you can get a leadpipe that is specifically for Remington shanks, but by and large Conn uses a Morse taper.
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Re: Conn 5G mouthpiece

Post by Dsohunter » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:39 am

This is a new Conn 88HO, it’s definitely not the Remington shank. I was playing on a Yamaha 48 and when I got this horn, I tried the included 5G and found it much more comfortable and my tone was significantly better.

Fast forward and now I’m looking for “more better”. I tried a Bach 4g and I really like the tone I’m getting with that, though oddly struggle with middle register with it.

I was mostly curious if I was jumping from a true 5G to a 4G and trying to understand what was (and wasn’t) working with the change.
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Re: Conn 5G mouthpiece

Post by Dsohunter » Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:21 pm

BGuttman wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:04 am
Conn, UMI, and CKB mouthpieces seem (at least the few I own) to be just a little larger than their Bach equivalents. Not enough to be terribly concerned about as a beginner but enough that if you like it you won't like a Bach and vice versa.

My Conn 7C that came with my alto has a different shank from the standard and thus a Bach 7C doesn't work as well in my alto as the Conn 7C.

I do notice that the throat seems a little larger on the Conn vs the 4G. It could just be perception due to the deeper cup. But it certainly seems so.
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