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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by SpiritDCI08, Feb 26, 2009.
You get what you pay for...right?
Isn't the Bach Megatone just a rip-off ("copy") of another guys idea anyway?
Kinda like copying a fake Rolex.
You mean 'Olds' right?
I have had one. It was not at all a Megatone, but was well worth the small cost.
They are lighter than ordinary Bach mouthpieces, so in that aspect they are not a copy of a Megatone. Visually they are and also the throat and backbore are not that far from a Megatone. All in all they basically are an ordinary 3C with a more open throat and backbore. Quite fun to play with a nice flexibility, but maybe the sound was a little bit empty.
Taper, yes odd. At that time I had a Monette modified Olds Mendez. The taper did fit perfect in the Monette reciever.
The fact that you're happy with it is the important part. Just remember that it's NOT a Bach Megatone so it will not give you the same result that the original will.
Hyundai makes a nice sports coupe, but it's not not the same as a Porsche 911. Yes, they're both sports cars and would run circles around my mini-van, but they're different things (I borrowed the analogy from someone who was comparing cheap Chinese trumpets to pro horns).
True true....it really is a nice piece
Rowuk, can you talk in more detail about your mouthpiece selection process? Specifically, during this 6 months when are you using the "test" mouthpiece? Do you replace another mouthpiece with the new one completely? Or just during practice sessions?
I have made the assumption that you try several mouthpieces and decide within just a few hours/days that one MIGHT be right for you and discard the rest. Then you would take that mouthpiece and begin the 6-month journey. Am I close?
I ask this because it seems like 6 months is a long time to find out it's the wrong mouthpiece for you.
Just be careful purchasing "no name" equipment. You never know the quality and what it will produce. Just like purchasing trumpets made in China...you could get one that is ok, but for the most part they are inferior. Same goes for "generic" mouthpieces. There is nothing like a tried and true name brand mouthpiece.
I bought one that was supposed to be genuine and it was not. It was nothing like the 1 1/2c megatone that I already had at the time. No measurement was anywhere near original.It was an ebay job and I left bad feedback and the guy went off. It was rubbish to play.
Well they were probably made to "look" the part not "play" the part.