Trumpet Discussion Discuss Changing Mouthpieces... in the General forums; Lots of good advice here....my personal preference is to keep the same rim (Warburton 5) and alter the cup depth ...
Lots of good advice here....my personal preference is to keep the same rim (Warburton 5) and alter the cup depth (S, M, D, etc) and/or backbore to get the desired sound you want for the playing situation. For me, keeping a consistent rim feel on my chops help my accuracy.
Just my .02
I have always used different mouthpieces and rim sizes for different styles of playing. I now only play the Monette mouthpieces. His concept works for me better when I use it on all my horns.
Big fat sound(Deep F rotary, all Bb and C): Bach 1A, Schilke 18, Monette B2D
chamber music(all Bb): Bach 1C, Monette B2
D/Eb/G trumpet: Benge 7C, Monette E4
A/Bb Picc: Bach 10 1/2 E, Monette AP5
Baroque trumpet: Klier 3C (big piece with very sharp rim)
Joey is 100% on the mark. Switching regardless of rim means MORE time investment. It is worth the time to me to have the appropriate sound for each type of group that I play with. I have colleagues that do not switch and get the job (well) done too.
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