Mouthpieces for a Piccolo

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  1. eisprl

    eisprl Mezzo Piano User

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    Hi everyone. I have started to use the Schilke piccolo trumpet at work but it take the cornet mouthpieces. Does anyone out there have an opinion on a really good cornet mouthpiece for a picc? (Until now I have been using the yamaha which takes regular Bb trumpet mps). (FYI - I am used to a rather narrow rim).

    Eric
     
  2. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

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    Standard is the Schilke 11A (or 12A, for some guys) and Bach 7E. Stork offers tons of options for picc., and my personal favorite for the Schilke P5-4 is an old funky Selmer cornet mouthpiece that just says "Selmer" on it. The cup and backbore popping pitches match, and it sounds great. Unfortunately, I don't have a P5-4, so I use a custom Curry on my Scherzer. Have fun -- new horn and new mouthpiece!
     
  3. S-Money

    S-Money Pianissimo User

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    Im a fan of Stork Picc mouthpieces... check em out if you get the chance
    i THINK they make what you're looking for, but im not 100% positive
     
  4. R.A.S.

    R.A.S. Pianissimo User

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    Here are three that have worked well for me:
    Bach 10 1/2D
    Warburton 5SV
    Yamaha 13A4a

    It might be good to check out what Schilke makes, too.
     
  5. 40cal

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    The 10 1/2 seems to be pretty common, as well as the 7E.

    I have a 7E w/a schilke shank and .117 backbore. Works well for me.
     
  6. Pedal C

    Pedal C Mezzo Forte User

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    What did you use on your Yamaha? Maybe you can just find one with a cornet shank...
     
  7. eisprl

    eisprl Mezzo Piano User

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    You're totally right, I never even thought of it. I play on GR mps (and for Picc I played a 65z** - I'll just order one with a cornet shank on it - duh!)

    Thanks
    Eric
     
  8. michaelm2

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    I play on a Schilke P5-4 and play on a custom Schilke 'Faddis' model with a cornet shank. I originally tried one on a b-flat trumpet and found it interesting, but the sound was much too bright and edgy for me. I got one with a cornet shank and love it. It is the most in tune mouthpiece I've found on the piccolo. The sound is still a bit brighter than I like, but the slotting and intonation is so 'on' that I've become tolerant brightness.
     

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