Gold Mouthpiece

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by anthony, Jan 14, 2014.

  1. Kantza

    Kantza Pianissimo User

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    It's all 'bout the bling bling for me :cool:

    No... people said it gives a softer feel, which is does to me, but I think it's more like a placebo effect
     
  2. Jolter

    Jolter Piano User

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    I don't know about "softer", but I definitely feel it's slipperier than silver, like others have said. I didn't like mine at first, but I kept at it and it's gotten less slippery. I'm suspecting wear and microscratches, gold is soft after all.
     
  3. anthony

    anthony Mezzo Piano User

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    Someone told me if you use a gold m.p.you will play like Maynard
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  4. VetPsychWars

    VetPsychWars Fortissimo User

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    It's more prettier.

    Personally, I think, on average, more care in buffing goes into gold pieces, so they're smoother. Though if you've ever had Charlie Melk replate a piece for you... the finish is outstanding regardless of whether it's gold. When his dad and grandpa taught him how to buff, he certainly paid attention.

    Tom
     
  5. cfkid

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    Who do I sound like if I use a gold m.p. on a flugelhorn?
     
  6. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    Actually, the gold mouthpiece is slipprier because gold is soft and scratches easier. The microscratches hold water. Slippery means that the same size mouthpiece will feel bigger than the same piece in silver.
     
  7. RRVancil

    RRVancil Piano User

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    Another way of looking at it is, the silver is like kissing that date you had a so so time with, while, the gold is warm smooth and like a red hot lover.

    Rick
     
  8. PiGuy_314

    PiGuy_314 Pianissimo User

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    Leave it to the young ones, I guess. :D

    ~Noah
     
  9. anthony

    anthony Mezzo Piano User

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  10. gmonady

    gmonady Utimate User

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    Like cfkid playing his flugelhorn:dontknow:

    Come to the Blue Wisp the next time we are there, bring your flugel and gold mouthpiece, and I'll let you know for sure.
     

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