Mouthpiece size, is there a right one?

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  1. trumpetpastor

    trumpetpastor New Friend

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    Gxman, I looked at that site as well and found the lips that matched mine the most. The match I found for me was an inner dia. of around 17mm or .670 inches. Coincidentally, those are the inner dimensions of the B2S3 Monette. Hope that helps
     
  2. stumac

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    G,

    with your B2S3 you have a mouthpiece as good as it gets, the only thing that you can do hardware wise is to make sure the mp matches the horn, if there is a step at the junction of the leadpipe and receiver measure the gap between this and the end of the mouthpiece, the optimum lies in the region of 0.090" and 0.180" I believe.
    If yours is outside this it may or may not affect the response, Personally I prefer a horn without a step. it removes one variable.

    Rather than going on an endless safari for the perfect mouthpiece get an online consultation with a GR consultant, they will fit you to your needs.

    What does your teacher say about this?

    Regards, Stuart.
     
  3. tobylou8

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    I know the Stork site pretty well. John mentions "suffering" in relation to rim width, not cup diameter. He also starts off stating it is a general rule regarding rim width to lip size. There were and always will be exceptions but it is a good starting point.
     
  4. kingtrumpet

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    Asymmetric mpc
     
  5. arielredhunter

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    I used to play my Boston cornet with a so-called Bix Beiderbeck model Conn mouthpiece. That was when I was in my fifties. Now that I'm over 75, I've found that my lips aren't as flexible as they were, so I've settled on a York Weldon Model, which has a vee chamber. and a rounded rim. This works better for me now. Oh yes, I'm now playing a Frank Holton #29 cornet. I also knocke out three of my front teeth when a boomer pipe slipped on an ice encrusted winch when I was loading aluminum logs on my truck in the winter time. Wow. Did that smart?
     
  6. arielredhunter

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    So I also had to create a new embrouchure where I still have front teeth. That is pretty hard for me to do.
     
  7. Franklin D

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    I am sure there must be a right one, the problem is finding it.
     
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