question for rowuk on mpc diameter

Discussion in 'Mouthpieces / Mutes / Other' started by cvayda, Oct 7, 2018.

  1. cvayda

    cvayda Pianissimo User

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    Rowuk,
    I respect your judgement so I want to ask a question: How does one know if the mpc inside diameter should be larger or smaller? I went to see Phyllis Stork of Stork mpcs to work out some issues related to loosing buzz and she said I need to get more lip into the cup. Do I need a wider diameter? thanks
     
  2. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    There are many here with the practical knowledge and experience to help with this. I personally see no correlation between losing buzz and mouthpiece size (unless your lips are swelling and touching the bottom of the cup). I am also not sure of her context about getting more lip into the cup, so I can’t comment.

    If you are losing buzz, something is causing that. It can be pressure, swelling, crappy breathing habits or many other things. Generally speaking, if your chops are in good shape and “ignite” easily, there are no problems.

    I suspect mechanical issues - too much armstrong. We don’t fix that with a bigger mouthpiece. Search on my “Circle of Breath” here. That documents an easy way to consistent chops.
     
  3. trumpetsplus

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    I would follow up with Phyllis

    She knows what she is talking about
     
  4. BigDub

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    Do you mean loosing, or do you mean losing? Loosing would make no sense.
     
  5. cvayda

    cvayda Pianissimo User

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    Sorry, I typo'd. I did in fact mean LOSING :-)
     
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  6. Pete

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    It doesn't sound like Phyllis, according to you, said anything about changing the mouthpiece size. Did she?

    Pete
     
  7. cvayda

    cvayda Pianissimo User

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    Pete, No, she did not - directly. She noticed that I was setting my chops, then taking a breathe, and resetting mpc on the red of the upper lip. She said, "don't do that" ! She sold me and said I should use a 1.5 E+ 28T (which has a wide diameter and wider than the Callet 17s I was using) but I found it didn't work for me. So in effect, she changed the size. Maybe I should revisit it.
     
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  8. gmonady

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    Hey, BigDub... cvayda better be paying you union scale for editing outside of your contractual arrangements!
     
  9. gmonady

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    Maybe you shouldn't be buzzing. Have you tried phhooooowwww? It's the only method I know that give the most controlled, reproducible sound and leads to an endurance level that leaves buzzing way back at the starting line.

    Buzzing is so overrated!
     
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  10. gmonady

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    Check this out... Buzzing may be the cause of your problems:
     
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