Gold Vs Silver Mouthpiece

Discussion in 'Mouthpieces / Mutes / Other' started by trmptnegle, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. trmptnegle

    trmptnegle New Friend

    Aug 12, 2010
    Hey Guys,

    I had a quick question I wanted to get your opinion on. I currently play with a Schilke size 11 silver mouthpiece. I've heard from various sources that playing with a gold mouthpiece offers a difference in sound. I was just wondering if any of you could share what benefits, if any, there are to playing with a gold mouthpiece. thanks!

  2. Kayin

    Kayin Pianissimo User

    May 30, 2010
    Gold has a softer feel, and is great if you have a nickel allergy.
  3. Solar Bell

    Solar Bell Moderator Staff Member

    May 11, 2005
    Metro Detroit
    There will be no difference in sound, only feel.
  4. gbdeamer

    gbdeamer Forte User

    Oct 16, 2008

  5. tedh1951

    tedh1951 Utimate User

    Oct 18, 2007
    The Wide Brown Land
    Slippery, smooth, warm feel - NO variation in sound. :-(
  6. trickg

    trickg Utimate User

    Oct 26, 2003
    Less "grip" with gold. I have a Schilke 14A4 that I use as my main mouthpiece for playing in the party band and I made the error of having the rim and bowl gold plated by a brass tech friend of mine with an electro-plating kit. I actually needed the grip the silver provided to keep my chops in place so they didn't slide around and into the cup. I carefully buffed off the gold through a combination of light buffing on a buffing wheel and some elbow grease with Brasso, so now the rim looks plated from the outside, but the surface area of the rim is back down to silver with the bowl still being gold.

    Maybe for a legit type mouthpiece, but for me, for a lead piece, I'll stick to silver.

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