Your Favorite Mouthpiece Is?

Discussion in 'Mouthpieces / Mutes / Other' started by mrfabulous963, Dec 4, 2005.

  1. mrfabulous963

    mrfabulous963 Piano User

    Nov 26, 2005
    3 questions.

    1) What Mouthpieces do you own?
    2) What Mouthpiece is your FAVORITE
    3) Why do you like it?/What sets it apart for your others?
  2. Weedyweidenthal

    Weedyweidenthal Pianissimo User

    Sep 25, 2005
    i own lots of mouthpieces but i only play a bach 1b a bach 1 1-2c and a jet tone ss. the ss is the most fun to play because of the way i can scream on it... but i have better tone on my bachs... the jet tone is only for lead playing in jazz and marching band.
  3. mrfabulous963

    mrfabulous963 Piano User

    Nov 26, 2005
    I own the following:
    Bach 7C
    Bach 3C
    Getzen 5C Goldplated
    Kelly 7C
    Kelly 3C
    Marcinkiewicz Signature Series J.W.M Edition (Bach 3E Equivalent)
    Marcinkiewicz Concert Hall C5 (Bach 3C Equivalent)

    My favorite is:
    actuall I have two, both my Marcinkiewicz mp's. I had them cutom goldplated rim and inner cup, very comfortable

    Why i Like Them:
    Amazing Pieces, Great Tone, Amazing Looks(Especially with my Goldplate customization) and VERY Comfortable
  4. bandman

    bandman Forte User

    Oct 16, 2004
    Lafayette, LA, USA
    I have owned less mouthpieces over the years than most trumpet players. My favorites are:

    Denis Wick 3CW used on my Bb and C
    Reeves 42MCS for my Piccolo

    I also play a Bach 5FL on my flugel which worked great on my old horn, but is either not working as well on my new flugel or it's time for a change.

    It's interesting to see people change mouthpieces. I think I've been playing on my Wick 3CW and Bach 5FL since about 1985. Last month I made the move to the Reeves after years of playing on a Bach 10½ which just wasn't working for me any more. I bought the Reeves kind of as a whim after seeing it on Ebay and checking it out on the Reeves website -- it was a lucky find! It is a fantastic piece for me.
  5. Jarrett

    Jarrett Piano User

    Nov 11, 2003
    Richland, MO
    I have a buncha 3c's and 7c's and 2 Bob Reeves MPC's a Chuck Findley model and a 42SV69
    I only play on a 3c and sometimes the Chuck Findley for a brighter tone.
  6. NickD

    NickD Forte User

    This is a big question!

    Ok, this is a partial list of my current collection. I have owned hundreds over the years and dumped many.

    Laskey 81D
    Laskey 84C
    Laskey 40S*
    Laskey 80S*
    Laskey 40C
    Bach 1.25 rim on Schilke 3E underpart with 117 backbore
    Schilke 6A4a
    Schilke 3CHc
    Schilke 7CH on a custom underpart
    Warburton 4XD
    Warburton 5M
    Schilke 3Ch rim on a Bach 3C underpart
    Jet Tone Al Hirt model
    Jet Tone MF
    Zottola 64D
    Skyrocket custom (Bud Brisbois knock-off)
    Stage 1 by NYTC
    John Lynch Asymmetric Lead model
    John Lynch Asymmetric 3C model
    John Lynch Asymmetric Opera model

    Oh, yeah ... These are just trumpet mouthpieces. I have many for cornet, flugelhorn, bass trumpet, etc.

    My favorites are the Asymmetric series (I do endorse them, so, this is to be expected) and Felix Vayser's Stage 1 model. That having beeen said, EACH of these is a good mouthpiece, and I can make them all play resaonbly well to some degree. It is a matter of personal fit, in the end.

    As to why I like the asymmetrics... 1.) Endurance; I find I can just flat out play longer without backing off with these. 2.) They seem to fit ME well - structure of teeth, offsets to embouchure, etc. 3.) Flexibility; they allow me to fit into various environments (classical, jazz, rock, big bands, etc).

    FWIIW coming from me!

  7. alanbach

    alanbach Pianissimo User

    Dec 10, 2003
    South Wales U.K.
    Yamaha 16C4GP for trumpet.
    Denis Wick 2F for flugel
    Denis Wick 2 or 4 (not B) for cornet
  8. Martin Williams

    Martin Williams Mezzo Piano User

    Apr 29, 2005
    Columbus, Oh-hi-uh
    My favorite mouthpiece is my Lawton 8*BB for bari sax I have :evil:

    wait you mean for trumpet not sax dont you? lol

    I dont have any really fancy pieces, but I like the Yamaha 11B4 I use
  9. Tootsall

    Tootsall Fortissimo User

    Oct 25, 2003
    Yee HAW!
    GR66*** for trumpet
    Sparks 4 for cornet
    Jupiter 7 for flugel (I'd get a GR but I'm saving that for when I upgrade the flugel)
  10. Tom_MacNiven

    Tom_MacNiven Pianissimo User

    Dec 13, 2003
    Glasgow, Scotland, UK
    I have a shoe box full of old mouthpieces, Bachs, Warburtons, getzens, a jet tone yamahas etc but I now use Monette no. 6 mouthpieces so I'll probably never again need any of them! (sigh of relief!)

    I have -

    B6 LT
    B6 STC - 1
    B6 cornet
    B6FL cornet

    I use the B6 for playing 3rd or 4th in the section, and small group jazz. When playing Lead or second (I generally play second mostly as I'm usually the soloist) I use the B6LD as I find the B6L a bit shallow. My playing has become far better since I got my first Monette and coupled with the Eclipse horns I have found a new level of playing which had previously eluded me. Great!!! ':woop:'

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