Mouthpiece problem

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by harboroughfox, Sep 3, 2012.

  1. harboroughfox

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    At the moment I play a Denis Wick 5 mouthpiece on Trumpet and a 5b Heritage on Cornet, am happy with Cornet sound but Trumpet sounds a bit thin, think I need a deeper cup but don't wanna change cup diameter etc, any ideas, maybe a Bach 10 deep cup or equivalent??
     
  2. tobylou8

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  3. Cornyandy

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    Hi Harborough,

    Just a question, what horn do you have it might have a bit of a bearing on your sound. Perhaps a Wick heavytop would darken you off a bit
     
  4. gmonady

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    Careful... It may not be the cup or rim. The problem may be the bore size at the opposite end. No comparison chart for that function.
     
  5. gmonady

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    Drinking chocolate milk before you play will definately darken the mouthpiece a bit... yeah:dontknow:
     
  6. Cornyandy

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    And give me a migraine in about half an hour
     
  7. GijsVis

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    It could be a breathing issue as well, try to play with as much air as you can, a lot of playing problems come from not using litres of air. A heavy top or booster might also help and I'ld recommend not ordering a mouthpiece you've never played from the net, but test it first, otherwise you end up with a hump of metal of 50 bucks you dont like to play.
     
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  8. gmonady

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    Ahhh, but not if coated in a cookie waffer called "Imatwixt"
     
  9. Cornyandy

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    Agreed Gjis I was thinking of Harborough using a Wick already and using the heavy top equiv as we know trying out in the UK can be interesting
     
  10. GijsVis

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    I'll go on the hunt for one as well, had one borrowed to try out, really liked them. Or I'll buy a heavyweight mpc
     

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