pic mouthpiece

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by eisprl, Nov 8, 2004.

  1. eisprl

    eisprl Mezzo Piano User

    Sep 26, 2004
    Halifax, NS CANADA
    Hey everyone,

    I have begun an interest in pic playing and I was just wondering:

    In your opinions, what is more important in a pic mouthpiece, a shallow cup volume or a narrow throat?

    If I am looking at it wrong please let me know, right now I am playing on a GR 67mx for my regular playing and I have a GR65Z** for lead jazz or Pic work. Is this a valid enough mouthpiece. I know it's a personal thing I just don't want to screw myself up down the road.

  2. wiseone2

    wiseone2 Artitst in Residence Staff Member

    Nov 19, 2003
    How it sounds and how it plays are the most important considerations on choosing a piccolo trumpet mouthpiece. There are no rules. Some players sound great on mouthpieces that most players would not play on their larger horns.

    It is your choice. I could not begin to play the setup my teacher played,a 7EW, I play a Laskey 80* for the extreme stuff and most other times I use an 80C on the piccolo.
    It works for me...........now go out there and find your own MMD. Mouthpiece of Mass Destruction :lol:

  3. gus

    gus Pianissimo User

    Nov 10, 2003
    The mouthpiece which gave me best results for piccolo is a pretty standard one for commercial music.

    Bob Reeves 42S ( I use a Selmer with trumpet shank leadpipe).

    Another one is the Bach 7CW but it is a little brighty for my taste.

  4. trumpetpimp

    trumpetpimp Piano User

    Dec 6, 2003
    I agree with the above posts. Neither is more important for everybody. Most players play a smaller rim, cup, or both on picc but there are no rules.

    If you're using GR gear now you should consider the GR piccolo system. I think they work fantastically. For comparision I play 65.6 on all horns except for piccolo when I play a 64P-M.
  5. dizforprez

    dizforprez Forte User

    Nov 2, 2003
    some common piccolo mouthpieces that you might want to try: 14a4x , 7E, 7EW, Laskey Piccolo model (same as 7EW?) or your same rim on a smaller cup.

    That should give you an idea as to what direction you should head.
    Do as Wilmer suggest and use sound as your guide.
  6. gus

    gus Pianissimo User

    Nov 10, 2003
    Sorry it was 7EW, not 7cw.


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