The New Sofus Asymmetric Mouthpiece

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Sofus, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. Sofus

    Sofus Forte User

    Jul 26, 2008
    YES! It´s HERE, friends!

    The New Sofus Asymmetric Mouthpiece!

    Unfortunately, there is at this moment only
    one copy of this NEW asymmetric mp, but
    here is the way to make you own:

    1) You get a friend (OK, I never said this would be easy)
    who has a lathe (alright, alright, just don´t say anything)
    with a chuck off center (yes, the DO exist, if only by accident).

    2) You mail this friend, saying that you think it would be nice to
    come to his workshop for a chat, and that you´ll bring some
    danish (wienerbrot?). And, by the way, would it be OK for you
    to borrow his lathe now that you´re there anyway?

    3) Once your mouthpiece is mounted in your Morsecone
    and your Morsecone is monted in the chuck, make a
    chuckcheck to see that the deviation from center is what
    you want it to be. If not open chuch and put a sheet of
    paper between the chuck and the Morsecone.

    4) Widen your rim by cutting some of the metal off.
    There will be a lot of metall cut off on one side, and
    you stop when metall begins to come of everywhere.

    5) Polish to prevent bleedin lips when playing.

    6) Talk to friend, drink coffee, eat danish, go home.

    You now have a New Sofus Asymmetric Mouthpiece.
    The theory behind why this mp is so good is this:

    The lower lip is fatter than the upper lip, and may
    therefore need some extra space. When playing
    with a 50/50 setup related to the rim, the setup
    will actally be more like 40/60 related to the bore,
    where the lower lip now has a more deep cup in
    front of it than the upper lip does (if the cut part
    of the rim is pointed upwards).

    OK, so you´re home and you´ve got your New SAM!!!
    Fetch your regular mp for comparison, put your New SAM
    in your trumpet and start PLAYING.

    The new mp works simply perfectly, you haven´t even
    warmed up and still, you can both play higher with more
    ease as well as lower; your pedal tones are more
    powerfull than ever, and so are the rest of the notes!

    Now, just for comparison, you´ll be interrested in trying
    how your old mp sounds. Since this is the last time you´re
    gonna use it, this will be your saying fairwell to it . . .

    OK, so far so good, but . . .
    This is the point where you no longer do what I did.

    1) Don´t discover that you´ve been playing your old
    mp all the time, and that the mp you´ve kept in your
    pocket until now is your New SAM.

    2) Don´t discover that your New SAM is a lousy piece
    of metall, no matter what way you turn it.

    I did all of this today, and I need SYMPATHY . . .:-(
  2. Dupac

    Dupac Fortissimo User

    Aug 19, 2008
    Bordeaux, France.
    D'ho !
    All your friends, even in France like me, are with you !
  3. Sofus

    Sofus Forte User

    Jul 26, 2008
    Je táime!
  4. horner

    horner Pianissimo User

    Jul 19, 2008
    London, England
    Lol, nice try Sofus. Ever heard the phrase, "If at first you dont succeed, try try and try again"? Or until you run out of mouthpieces...
  5. Sofus

    Sofus Forte User

    Jul 26, 2008
    It´s statements like yours that make me want to


    Horner! :thumbsup:
  6. Dave Mickley

    Dave Mickley Forte User

    Nov 11, 2005
    you can creat your own asym. m.p. by building up the inside of the cup with modeling epoxy. you can form it to the way you like before it hardens. now go to it and ruin another m.p. [lol]
    I know a guy who does this and swears it makes the best m.p. ever.
  7. Sofus

    Sofus Forte User

    Jul 26, 2008
    Maybe the trick is to let the lips stay in there
    while the stuff is hardening. No mp could ever
    fit better than that . . .:cool:
  8. Bachstul

    Bachstul Mezzo Forte User

    Jan 25, 2009
    I'll just need to borrow your Chuck Checker, mine is still on back order. Is that metric, or imperial, and how much chuck could chuck checker check if a chuck checker could check chucks?
  9. Sofus

    Sofus Forte User

    Jul 26, 2008
    Not sure . . .

    Can I get back to you?
  10. willbarber

    willbarber Piano User

    Nov 22, 2008
    Medina, NY
    Now I wanna get a crappy MP and some JB weld stick and make an asymmetric like Nick Drozdoff's...

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