Mouthpiece Help

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by jeeper31, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. jeeper31

    jeeper31 New Friend

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    I played in band in high school and a few wedding (polka) bands through college. I really haven't played since ( about 30) years. I am now performing in a rock (bar ) band in a horn section. Me and trombone. I am looking for a good mouthpiece recommendation. I am currently using my Bach 7C from my younger years. Any help is Appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. PMFHorn

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    I think the best way to find a mouthpiece is to bring your trumpet to a store that will let you try out different mouthpieces and go crazy until you find the one that works for you and your horn. That's what I just did.

    -Paul
     
  3. amzi

    amzi Forte User

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    If it ain't broke, why fix it? I'm still using the same mouthpiece I began using 21 years ago, does everything I want it to do--so why change. If you have a specific goal in mind, or a specific reason to change that's a different story. But for anyone to give you any sort of recommendation you have to tell us what's wrong with the old one.

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    By the way, this is a frequently asked question--so expect a little--uh, shall we say "humor" --in the answers. But maybe they'll help some.
     
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  4. Solar Bell

    Solar Bell Moderator Staff Member

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    That about says it all.
     
  5. jeeper31

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    Lol. Humor is fine I planned on it.

    I guess because it has been a long time since i have played I am looking for something to help my range and to help me cut through everybody. Right now I tire quickly and the band expects a "horn section!".

    Thank
     
  6. SwingPlayer

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    whatever works...works. There is no best, what's good for you...is best.
     
  7. fraserhutch

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    There is truth in the above, and I'll toss in my own $0.02: your mp is a tool and should be tailored to do the job. For your job, trumpet in a rock horn section playing in bars, I would definitely look at something a little shallower, an d also look at whatever I could do help with hearing myself.

    I love the 7C. Great piece, btw. No need to change it for the majority of your playing. Maybe consider a Warburton S or SV in the 5-6 range?
     
  8. nieuwguyski

    nieuwguyski Forte User

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    A shallower mouthpiece will help you produce a brighter, more cutting sound. Assuming you don't bottom out in it. Since you're used to the 7C, your most straight-forward option would be to try a Bach 7E. The rim probably won't be exactly the same, but it should be fairly similar.
     
  9. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    The 7C is a GREAT mouthpiece. Fantastic combination of full tone, rim shape for flexibility, not an air hog.

    I personally believe you REALLY have to have a reason to want something else. The myth about beginners mouthpiece just does not hold up!
     
  10. jeeper31

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    Well being that I am not in the shape i used to be in I am looking for something to ease the upper register for me. Anybody knew anything about Jet Tone?
     

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