Gold or Silver

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by 12erlgro, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. 12erlgro

    12erlgro Pianissimo User

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    You can get Gold and Silver plated mouthpieces, i know what i like best but what du YOU like best ?? and why ?? :play:
     
  2. rettepnoj

    rettepnoj Fortissimo User

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    Silver, lasts longer, and better grip!
     
  3. The Dutch Guy

    The Dutch Guy Piano User

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    my mind tells me I play better with gold, but since I've never played the same mouthpiece in silver, and then in gold, it might be just a good mouthpiece that happens to be goldplated....

    There's 3 main reasons to go for gold over silver:
    - you get a hypersensitivity reaction when playing with silver
    - your saliva contains a certain substance which makes silver tarnish very fast
    - you like the look of gold more than silver.

    I haven't noticed any real playing difference
     
  4. mrsemman

    mrsemman Piano User

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    I purchased a couple of mouthpieces together. There were two sets. One set had a shallower cup, but the same rim and bore sizes as the other, deeper cup set. Each set included one in gold and one in silver. I found that I enjoyed each one for certain type music. The gold gives a warm solid sound. The silver gives a more brassy voice. The deeper cups give a more rich, deeper tone, and the more shallow cups give better upper range.

    But, this is me. Not you. I could afford to experiment.
     
  5. lmf

    lmf Forte User

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    12erlogro,

    Of all my mouthpieces, I have one that is gold-plated - DW3. It has a "slick" feel on my lips which feels good. It does not have the "grip" characteristic of silver-plate. I have not gold-plated my other silver-plated mouthpieces for financial reasons, nor do I plan to. If you can afford to buy a gold-plated that is your perogotive. Whether you believe it will do for you what you are searching for, go ahead. Would you have a friend who has a gold-plated mouthpiece you could try? You may like gold-plated, but then again you might find silver-plate is just fine. It often is a subjective call at best.

    Best wishes,

    Lloyd
     
  6. 12erlgro

    12erlgro Pianissimo User

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    I use a gold plated i haven't tried a silver hahaha
     
  7. craigph

    craigph Piano User

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    I've only every played silver or (and not very often) a very very old mouthpiece that was almost raw brass on top.

    Any reason why this thread is not in the mouthpiece section?
     
  8. 12erlgro

    12erlgro Pianissimo User

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    i get bether respons here
     
  9. tobylou8

    tobylou8 Utimate User

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    Prøv dette på nytt! HA HA Jeg ville velge den som ser de kuleste. På den måten hvis du spiller stinker, vil du fortsatt se bra ut! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] Seriøst om, sølv håndtak bedre.
     
  10. 12erlgro

    12erlgro Pianissimo User

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    write in english or learn norwegian ROFL
     

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