Greetings....I'm a switch-a-holic.
I've been this way since I came back to the trumpet after a 12 year hiatus. I believe my problem stems from listening to such a wide variety of trumpet players (Botti/Baker to MF/Cat/Cubanisimo)
At times I enjoy the edgy lead sound and other times the silky sound of velvet. There is no one mouthpiece to achieve both sounds. I'll go from small shallow (Curry) to deep open backbore (Monette).
Realizing this is slowing my progress as a player I am not able to get a grip on which mouthpiece to settle on.
I am going to decide this week, making a one year committment. Locking my other mouthpieces up and sticking to my decision.
Any advice on how to make this decision?
I currently am not playing with a group or band do to fulltime job travel/Father/Husband duties.
Thanks in advance!