How do you practice playing with different mouthpieces?

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  1. hhsTrumpet

    hhsTrumpet Piano User

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    I thought 16C2 is about a bach 1.5C...? I don't know how to explain it, but the jazz mouthpiece is really unique sounding, like a lot of signature mouthpiece.
     
  2. Bob Grier

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    Which mpc do you spend the most time on? When you play lead on the lead mpc you could be playing too hard causing you lips to become tough. Without more info it's hard to say. I would say spend more time on the 16C4. esp. a slow easy warm up every day playing really soft.

    Do you spend some time at home with the lead mpc or do you jusy stick it in for band?
     
  3. codyb226

    codyb226 Banned

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    About a Bach 3B. Not far from the 1 1/2C but almost dead on the the 3B.

    That mouthpiece is a signature model, made for a person that is not you. So it may not be the best match for you, or it could be perfect.
     
  4. hhsTrumpet

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    It's not a lead mouthpiece, but i spend about the same time on each of the mouthpieces.
     
  5. hhsTrumpet

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    Did Yamaha use different sizing system in the past? Yamaha 16C4 is the equivalent of Bach 1-1/2C, so I thought 16C2 was the same size, too, but with a rounder rim.
     
  6. codyb226

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    Just go to this website : Kanstul Mouthpiece Comparator

    And compare a B1B (bach 1B) and a S16C4 (Schilke 16C4) Schilke and Yamaha use the same numbering. You will see that they are almost the same.
     
  7. Mark_Kindy

    Mark_Kindy Mezzo Forte User

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    Let's clear this up.
    the 16C2 and 16C4 are CLOSE to many Bach mouthpieces, namely the 1B, 1C, 1.5B and 1.5 C.

    The closest is to the 1.5B, though it's not far from any of the rest. This is taking into account the rim contour and the bite, as well as the cup.
    In the end, it doesn't matter -- it's a 16C2.

    Addition: They may compare the 16c2/c4 to the Bach 1.5C due to the backbore difference between the B and C cup of the Bach. I'm pretty sure the 16C2 uses a similar backbore to the 1.5C, even if the rim and cup aren't an exact match.
     
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  8. hhsTrumpet

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    Mark_Kindy Mezzo Forte User

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    And the rim contour, as your second link notes. Didn't know they did reverse, very interesting.
    That would make your C2 flatter than the C4
     
  10. codyb226

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    Umm, all of the Schilke mouthpieces match up exactly. And you see that the 16C4 is a 1 1/2C, not the 16C2.
     

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