Mouthpiece intensifiers, is this a "gimmicky" kind

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Spawn, Jan 6, 2004.

  1. camelbrass

    camelbrass Mezzo Forte User

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    Hi there,

    Kanstul usually send out there horns with a fairly middle of the road mp which will probably be OK until you're up and running. My Chicago came with a CG3 and the best double gig bag you've ever seen. Good luck.

    Regards

    Trevor

    PS It may be worth asking Priscilla what she is sending.
     
  2. SteelyDan

    SteelyDan Pianissimo User

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    Hi Spawn,
    From my experience with them I will say that mp intensifiers definitely DO make a difference and it's not necessarily a good one. My last teacher is still a BIG believer in these things, but even he will tell you that it took a lot of experimentation to get the combination he was looking for. He finally had a jewler make several of his own design and they work great for his horn/mp(Bach Strad & Bach 1 1/2C, 3C both pieces bored out to a #24 throat) and playing style. I tried the same combination and although it worked a lot better than the standard Bach MP I eventually settled on a GR mouthpiece from Bruce Lee and haven't looked back since then; the difference in a properly designed mp such as GR is amazing! Anyway, I'm echoing other statements when I say that you should definitely talk to Mr. Lee; he's not only knowledgeable, he's got integrity that is admirable and second to none.

    Have a Great Day!
    Dan
     
  3. Spawn

    Spawn Pianissimo User

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    The Chicago 1001 normally comes with a CG3 (Claude Gordon). However, Priscilla is also going to let me try a CG7.

    Thanks for the info/advice. I need to start playing and try both of these mouthpieces first. Then, after awhile, I will be in a better position to discuss with Mr. Lee what I need.

    Thanks again.
     
  4. Tootsall

    Tootsall Fortissimo User

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    Yee HAW!
    Good move, Spawn. No point in getting involved in a mouthpiece safari before you know whether or not you NEED a desk drawer full of brass bits! Give it a year or two.
     
  5. Spawn

    Spawn Pianissimo User

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    I have a tendency of thinking too far in advance.

    I spoke with Priscilla today and got some slide grease and valve oil (Zaja). I don't even have the horns yet!

    I also got some trumpet books off EBAY, so I could go over the basics and plan out my practice time.

    Like I said, forward thinking. :wink:
     

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