What's the Differences.....

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  1. SpiritDCI08

    SpiritDCI08 Piano User

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    .....between B and C mouthpieces. I've always played on a C piece but never understood why some friends played on a B. I've never seen one is shop before. Can someone explain.

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  2. Sofus

    Sofus Forte User

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  3. SpiritDCI08

    SpiritDCI08 Piano User

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    thanks
    but which is better for which style of playing or player
     
  4. willbarber

    willbarber Piano User

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    On which mouthpiece?
    On ones labeled like Schilke, B is shallower, giving support in the upper register, and a bit brighter tone.
    On ones labeled like Bach, B is deeper, giving a more dark sound.
     
  5. SpiritDCI08

    SpiritDCI08 Piano User

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    Mostly Bach
    but if you guys recommend good pieces I'll look into them
     
  6. Dale Proctor

    Dale Proctor Utimate User

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    The Bach B cup is deeper than the C. The Bach B-cup mouthpieces have a different, more open backbore, too. Most players will get a richer sound on a mouthpiece with a B cup, but they are usually more demanding to play.
     
  7. gbdeamer

    gbdeamer Forte User

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    There are LOTS of great mouthpieces out there. Before you go looking for a different one, you need to ask what's wrong with the one you're playing now? A Bach 3C is a great mouthpiece that gives you a lot of flexibility (Arturo Sandoval played on one for a long time so it's not just for students).

    Instead of looking for something new, why don't you try to build your chops to a point where you can play everything you need to on your current setup (pedal C to double C) and THEN decide what's missing.

    The longer you put off the mouthpiece safari (that we all seem to go through) the better...
     
  8. Markie

    Markie Forte User

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    Hi spiritdci,
    If you go the the Vincent Bach website and go to the mouthpiece section, they have a chart which will explain what the letters mean.
     
  9. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    Buy your mother or girl/boyfriend some clothes without taking them with you and you will understand why recommendations for things intimate like a mouthpiece don't work.

    YOU are unique and only someone with good ears that goes with you to the store can tell you anything about the results. The internet is not a good place for intimate things.
     
  10. SpiritDCI08

    SpiritDCI08 Piano User

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    I know...forgive for defending myself. I never said I'd buy a piece you recommended. I only said I'll look into it. I try everything out before I buy it. Shopping in the dark is a retarded way to spend your money.
     

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