Can anyone compare GR Fatboy with Megatone???

Discussion in 'Mouthpieces / Mutes / Other' started by drac, Jul 13, 2004.

  1. drac

    drac Pianissimo User

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    Just wondering if anyone out there has any experience with both of these moutpieces. I am very interested in getting a GR mouthpiece and currently play a 7c Megatone. Unfortunately navigating through the GR site requires a GPS device. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks.
     
  2. MUSICandCHARACTER

    MUSICandCHARACTER Forte User

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    From their website and from the looks of the mouthpiece the FatBoy blank seems to be very similar in style to the Megatone

    Snippet from the website:
    If you have had success with heavier blanks in the past, then a GR Fatboy Blank may be for you.  This blank offers all of the benefits of the GR Classic and Studio Blanks with a very solid core of sound.  Some players may find slower flexibilities and a "dead" feel on the chops, however, those who have enjoyed heavier blanks in the past really dig the Fatboy!

    I have a great article written by a player in U.S. Army Band, Pershing's Own about more mass mouthpieces. (see: http://www.ibowtie.com/mpcmass.html ). I am not sure about "dead" or "slower flexibilities." I think a more mass mouthpiece projects more -- probably better for ensemble playing than solo or lead work. But many different mouthpieces are made because players differ and have different needs.

    I think if you liked the Megatone and wish to try a GR, why not try a FatBoy? It seems to make sense to me.

    Jim
     

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