All of a sudden....tons of feedback....what the heck?

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  1. motteatoj

    motteatoj Mezzo Forte User

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    I've noticed that recently (and rather suddenly) I am feeling tons of feedback from my mouthpiece.
    Just to be clear, by feedback I mean vibration. New vibration and loads of it. Tuckering me out quickly.

    No mouthpiece or horn changes. Practice routines about the same.
    Happens all the time now.

    Anyone experience this, if so what was the cause?
    the only thing I can guess is I'm not putting enough pressure on the mpc, but past that I'm clueless.
     
  2. mike ansberry

    mike ansberry Forte User

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    Cleaned the mouthpiece lately?
     
  3. motteatoj

    motteatoj Mezzo Forte User

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    All the time.
    I think it's just something I'm doing.
     
  4. gmonady

    gmonady Utimate User

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    When it is something you are not doing? Life is simple that way. Yes... it is.
     
  5. mike ansberry

    mike ansberry Forte User

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    I know that was kind of a stupid question, but you wouldn't believe what I've seen come into my shop. Once a trumpet player from the Ft. Worth Symphony was complaining that he couldn't play low G and F#. I tried to look through his mouthpiece, but it was completely blocked.
     
  6. mike ansberry

    mike ansberry Forte User

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    Have you tried a different mouthpiece?
     
  7. gmonady

    gmonady Utimate User

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    But NOTHING stops a Super Recording from playing... NOTHING!
     
  8. motteatoj

    motteatoj Mezzo Forte User

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    Sadly, I have not tried another mouthpiece. Will do today.
     
  9. gmonady

    gmonady Utimate User

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    Hmmm so cleaning the mouthpiece hasn't worked? Has there been any changes to your mouth? Dental work, bar fight, TMJ, over practicing, under practicing, using advice offered by Kingtrumpet?
     
  10. motteatoj

    motteatoj Mezzo Forte User

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    I do struggle with TMJ and it has been acting up only lately. You may have found a connection there!
     

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