Yamaha Flugelhorn Mouthpiece Receiver Question

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  1. gdong

    gdong Piano User

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    I hav a YFH-6310Z flugelhorn (bobby shew model) and have been noticing quite a spread of flugelhorn receiver types among various horns. The mouthpiece that came with the horn has a much smaller shank than a curry flugel mouthpiece i bought, and the reciever size is smaller than a kanstul flugel receiver but larger than some besson flugel recievers i've seen.


    What are the standard receiver types for flugelhorn (or the most commonly used?). I want to know either what type of flugel mouthpiece shank to request on a new mouthpiece, or what type of reciever to get on a new flugelhorn. Can it be just as simple as getting another tuning slide or a sleeve from Bob Reeves?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Ed Kennedy

    Ed Kennedy Forte User

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    You are in Curry Country (Tahoe). Give Mark a call and ask him. In LA give Bob Reeves a call. They both know their business.

    Charlie Melk in Milwaukee makes after-market leadpipes that take the "standard" bach morse #1 taper. those are about $120 or so.
     
  3. teacherchops

    teacherchops New Friend

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  4. nordlandstrompet

    nordlandstrompet Forte User

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    Tapers for flugel mouthpieces are one of the most "misty" issues in horn discussions.

    A well known mp maker from England once told me if the mouthpiece fits,
    is airtight and works, it works!

    I have used Conn, Denis Wick, Yamaha and at the moment I use Taylor
    on my Conn V1, all with different shanks, but all of them works for me.
     
  5. Al Innella

    Al Innella Forte User

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    Different brands of flugelhorns have different sized tapers, when ordering a mouthpiece always specify what make and model your using.
     

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