Solid Stainless Steel Mouthpieces

Discussion in 'Mouthpieces / Mutes / Other' started by talcito, May 1, 2005.

  1. talcito

    talcito Piano User

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    A good friend of mine and top call trumpet player in New York had mentioned to me about two years ago that he was interested in having someone make a Solid Stainless Steel mouthpiece for him.

    When he first mentioned this to me my initial thought was that he was drinking too much of his kids coolaide :lol: .

    It took him about a year to find someone interested in the project. Most were not interested because they said the material would be too hard on their machinery.

    He has been very happy with the results.

    Yesterday I came across www.loudmouthpieces.com.

    This outfit makes solid stainless steel mouthpieces for the lower brass. They claim the same benefits of this material as does my friend.

    Has anyone on this site had any experience with this material on mouthpieces. Is the manufacturing problem the only reason they have not been commonly used?
     
  2. trumpetgirl612

    trumpetgirl612 Pianissimo User

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    would they be hypo-allergenic?
     
  3. DCB

    DCB Pianissimo User

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  4. Martin Williams

    Martin Williams Mezzo Piano User

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    Stainless steel mouthpieces are common for sax(berg larsen is notable for them) Totally safe so dont worry about hypo allergenic.

    I would imagine them having a different feel just because of material, but the core sound is made by the shape of the cup, the bore, etc. The material IMO has little to do with the sound produced

    Martin Williams
     
  5. trumpetgirl612

    trumpetgirl612 Pianissimo User

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    hmm that might be worth looking into, b/c i am allergic to my mpc....
     
  6. Jimi Michiel

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    I'd be wary of a brand whose name includes "loud"...
    -jimi
     
  7. Robert Rowe

    Robert Rowe Mezzo Piano User

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    For trumpetgirl612 ...
    Hi, Emily. I'm wondering what kind of allergic reaction you have been having (rash, itch, etc.) with your mpc, and what mpc do you use to mitigate or alleviate the problem ?

    Robert
     
  8. DCB

    DCB Pianissimo User

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    Most people with the problem have there silver plated mouthpieces gold plated. Gold is a great coating, but expensive. Gold horns are even better.
     
  9. trumpetgirl612

    trumpetgirl612 Pianissimo User

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    i have a rash arnd my mouth which now appears permanent. and if i play when it gets hot and i get sweaty, i get all itchy. also my lips swell up faster than most ppl, and the inside of my mouth gets itchy sometimes. Currently, i just put a thin layer or cortisone on my lips b4 using my bach, marcinkiweicz or yammie mpcs
     
  10. DCB

    DCB Pianissimo User

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    Have you tied a gold plated piece? You could always get a plastic rim on your cup.... there are several places that do that kind of work. Also you could try a Kelly colored plastic mouthpiece... they are actually very nice mouthpieces!
    http://www.kellymouthpieces.com/specs.asp
     

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