The New Sofus Asymmetric Mouthpiece

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

  1. Sofus

    Sofus Forte User

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    That´s the spirit!

    As far as I know, Nick doesn´t even make his own . . .:cool:
     
  2. willbarber

    willbarber Piano User

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    I meant just one of the brand he has, the John Lynch, I think.

    I think it could be easily replicated with my Yamaha 11 that I don't use, and some Weld Stick.
     
  3. Sofus

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    Try it and share the experience!
     
  4. willbarber

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    Once I get some Weld Stick, i just might.

    I'll use a little for the MP, then use the rest doing some little mods to my airsoft gun.
     
  5. Sofus

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    I´m not sure exactly what a weld stick is . . .

    I know about welding, and maybe a weld stick is that
    metal pin at the end of an electrical welding machine
    that´s melting when you´re welding?
    A more qualified guess maybe is that you´re talking
    about gas welding!? In that case I´m with you!

    Since most mp´s are made of brass (with a silver or gold
    coat) maybe soldering would be a safer way to do it.
    The differens would be that the mp itself doesn´t melt,
    and therefore will keep its shape, which ought to be an
    advantage.

    I don´t know what will happen if you actally try to weld
    on a piece of brass with an electrical welding machine.
    If you´re going to try that, make a test on a worthless
    piece of brass first.


    I´m glad that there are people who are ready to experiment.
    After all, humans are not born with ROUND mouths, and the
    main reason why mp´s are round is probably because manufacturers
    find this the easiest way to make them. Once we start experimenting
    with shapes that are not round, the number of possible shapes also
    increase tremendously, which may scare most manufacturers of.

    Please keep us all posted on how things progress!!
    There is sooo much yet to invent!
     
  6. willbarber

    willbarber Piano User

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    No, it's like a 2-part putty that once you mix, it hardens like a rock after a couple minutes.

    It's called weld stick because it's can hold stuff together like a weld, etc.
     
  7. Sofus

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    OK, great!

    The danger of ruining a mp is then minmal,
    also you can probably do it over and over
    which gives you room to fail a couple of
    times.
    I fail to see how you can fail . . .:D
     
  8. nordlandstrompet

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    Post some Colorful pictures?

    Please!
     
  9. willbarber

    willbarber Piano User

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    I don't know how well the putty would bond to the MP, though, it'd be cool if you could take it out and put it in when you needed it....
     
  10. Sofus

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    I think you can make it bond.
    Just clean mp with alcohol or
    thinner first.
    Loose bits of putty which you
    can take out and put in probably
    won´t work since there are no
    corners for these bits to hook
    themselves up to in a mp with
    rounded shape inside. The risk
    of them rotating and ending up
    in arbitrary positions is big, I think . . .
     

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