Mouthpiece Questions

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Flugellover, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. gmonady

    gmonady Utimate User

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    All it takes is one family meeting trying to come in line on advanced directives! And yes today was one of those days! You should have heard me blow my brains out on my horn when I got home today!!!
     
  2. Mark_Kindy

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    1.25 and a 3 rim switch? Boy..I think you're just asking for chop confusion...but that's just me. Better off just sticking with a 3 rim and switching cups IMO. (Like using a 3b and a 3d, though be careful about how the rim contour/bite changes).

    I actually liked the kelly, and it's EXTREMELY comfortable, to me. A bit small though, so see if you can try it first to see how well your lips fit.
     
  3. gmonady

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    Seriously... I know it's hard to believe I can get serious but I can:

    It depends on the maturity of the chops. This should not be a problem with well toned lips. I go from a 3C Flip Oaks to a small rim Callet Custom to a Schilke 14a4a, to a Jettone Studio B from piece to piece with no problem. My lips love it.. I can bite through steak with those lips... Gives a chance to rest the teeth. OK... the seriousness ended with that last phrase.
     
  4. DaTrump

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    Isn't your flip oaks the extreme flugel piece?
     
  5. D.C. Al fine

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    yeah yeah yeah... I will just let you handle this.
     
  6. tobylou8

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    1- NO, you will not get more range than your highest squeak note. A "screamer"type only helps hold the lips when you don't have the strength to do it with your regular mpc. The note maybe a little bit better note but they are thin, screechy notes. 2- Initially, yes, but after a few years you could possibly be able to go back and forth with developed chops.
     
  7. Flugellover

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    I actually was going to post a third question asking if playing a trombone mouthpiece and switching back to the trumpet would hurt my embouchure any, but figured that this is a trumpet forum and this was kind of covered in question 2.
     
  8. gmonady

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    An extremely big (and deep) mouthpiece for me. But it sounds so good. If the Kanstul 1526 if butter, the flip oaks is the knife.
     
  9. tobylou8

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    Actually, some teachers employ the use of lower brass mpcs for getting the lips to relax. The only way to hurt (damage) your embouchure is with excessive pressure. Switching mpcs can confuse it and make your attacks "spotty" but won't "hurt" it.
     
  10. DaTrump

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    My flugel piece makes that look like your Jettone :-P

    Well really it is my friends, but eventually I'm having it copied, it makes an Eterna sound like a Kanstul
     

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