Fokus Mouthpieces

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  1. MUSICandCHARACTER

    MUSICandCHARACTER Forte User

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  2. MUSICandCHARACTER

    MUSICandCHARACTER Forte User

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    Oh well, I was very impressed by the system. Each model of mouthpiece comes in one of four Bach sizes: 1.5, 3, 7, and 10.5 If you have a need for different mouthpieces for different styles, but wish to keep the same feel, this system seems to fit the bill. I was convinced and became a dealer http://www.ibowtie.com/storefokus.html (I only sell things I really believe in).

    LEAD
    FoKused, predominant amount of high overtones, maximum projection.

    ARTIST
    FoKused, all overtones available, excellent projection, if desired. 

    SYMPHONIC
    FoKused, full timbre, dark to brilliant, good projection. 

    ALL AROUND
    FoKused, equal amount of high and low overtones, good projection.

    PRINCIPAL
    FoKused, full timbre, dark to brilliant, maximum amount of sound volume.

    If anyone has played these, I would love to hear their response.

    Jim
     
  3. rhdroc

    rhdroc Pianissimo User

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    I had a L 10.5 that I just sold on eBay. It's a great piece, easy to play, has an almost perfect bite, and improved my articulation somewhat -- just what the doctor ordered for lead work!! I can't say it added any notes to my upper register but it did give what I already have a slight edge.

    Bottom line, I just preferred the rim on my Reeves 40 series. The rim on the L 10.5 felt more narrow than what I was used to using.

    I'd also like to add that Lowell Stevenson was very helpful and a great all-around-guy!!

    ---<Rick
     
  4. mheffernen5

    mheffernen5 Pianissimo User

    They look nice but kind of expensive for a high schooler :(
     
  5. MUSICandCHARACTER

    MUSICandCHARACTER Forte User

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    $71.95? Don't look at the real expensive mouthpieces

    Bob Reeves $90
    Purviance $90
    Yamaha GP $88
    Yamaha 925 Sterling $280
    JazTec $150
    Kanstul Woody $150
    Monette Prana $300+
    Warburton $120+
    GR $120+

    I could go on, but I won't. The FoKus is a great mouthpiece at a fairly reasonable price. Sure it is more than the standard Bach or Schilke. But as mouthpieces go, they are fairly inexpensive.

    Jim
     
  6. mheffernen5

    mheffernen5 Pianissimo User

    You know what thanks for your flash of reality there :eek: I guess some other ones are just as expensive.
     
  7. Harrelson1

    Harrelson1 New Friend

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    I bought a "pre-owned" one (AA7 w/bach 3c rim) and I really like it a lot. Great sound; great craftsmanship. As good and/or better than other much more expensive ones I own.... ;-)
     
  8. chetbaker

    chetbaker Pianissimo User

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    Warburton makes the Focus line of pieces for Lowell.


    Butch
     

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