How to choose the rigth mouth piece

Discussion in 'Mouthpieces / Mutes / Other' started by _Lui Apprenti_, Jan 29, 2006.

  1. _Lui Apprenti_

    _Lui Apprenti_ New Friend

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    I allways think abuot waht is the caracteristics of a good mouth piece because I have I feew mouth pieces of deferent numerber but I dont have the sound and comfort that I need. What I have to do to choose the correct one?
     
  2. Sandovalic

    Sandovalic New Friend

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    Go out to a musicstore you know and try every mouthpiece they have. make a selection of 3 or 4 mouthpieces of witch you think they suite you. If it is a good store you can try them at home for a while. Make your dicision based on your own judgement, try not to look at brand or comments by a salesman. Use commen sense, and know that it is 'just' a mouthpiece. The most important thing behind the horn are your own lips.....


    Good Luck

    Olaf
     
  3. Manny Laureano

    Manny Laureano Utimate User

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    That's good advice, to try many at one time. What you have to look for is is how freely the mouthpiece lets you play, good intonation, and how easy it is to go from low to high.

    Of course, the sound is the most important after you find that you are comfortable.

    Good luck, it's not easy to find the perfect mouthpiece.

    ML
     
  4. Tootsall

    Tootsall Fortissimo User

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    Yee HAW!
    And... once you pick one... stick with it for at least a month (two is better).
     
  5. mrfabulous963

    mrfabulous963 Piano User

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    When i found mine, I spent a day at the Schilke factory Downtone Chicago try every size mouth piece in silver and goldplate until i came to find a 3C is best for me! Even though I didn't buy a Schilke Mouthpiece they still were nice enough to let me try all the sizes.
     

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