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    Lead Trumpet Mouthpiece

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    I've been playing on a bach 3C for a while and like it but it's not bright enough for lead and im looking for a lead mouthpiece. Any suggestions? Preferably with a same rim and inner diameter

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    Re: Lead Trumpet Mouthpiece

    Quote Originally Posted by Tang705 View Post
    I've been playing on a bach 3C for a while and like it but it's not bright enough for lead
    Hmm, Arturo Sandoval thinks differently.;o)

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    The 3C is a relatively shallow piece, compared to a 1 1/2C, 5C or 7C, which are deeper.
    When I played the 3C I couldn´t with the Bach 3D, because it offered less control.
    Even this might be something for you.
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    Re: Lead Trumpet Mouthpiece

    If you can find one, Bach does make a 3F.
    As for Mr. Sandoval, Schilke (and perhaps others) made him a setup with the same rim and different cup depths. I got to play on it once, but the shallower cup didn't help me much. I am definitely not the measure of a lead player, though.

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    Re: Lead Trumpet Mouthpiece

    Bach makes a 3D, 3E and 3F. Chances are the rims will feel similar, but not necessarily identical, to yours. Other companies like Curry make mpcs simialar (size wise) to Bach...thier website probably has a comparision chart.

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    Re: Lead Trumpet Mouthpiece

    If you can`t find a 3D, E ,or F, Bach Try a 14a4a Schilke its a popular size piece and should be easy to find.

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    Re: Lead Trumpet Mouthpiece

    For a 3c player, I've found the following are good lead mouthpieces:


    Giardinelli 7s (current edition)

    Marcinkiewitz, Jeff Tyzik model (in the ballpark of a 3c size rim diameter)

    For some, the Marcinkiewtiz Chuck Findley model (wide rim, shallow cup combination)

    Others like the Reeves 42s.

    Those are close to 3c size rims, and lots of folks do advocate keeping similar rim sizes. However, I also know a lot of highly successful professional players who do use much smaller rims for lead work, while doing the rest of their playing and the majority of their practice/maintenance on the bigger piece. So there's two different schools of thought there. For me, I've found the shape is more important than the size. Good luck!

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    Re: Lead Trumpet Mouthpiece

    Try here...
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    Can't go wrong. All of the rims in a given size will be identical.

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    Re: Lead Trumpet Mouthpiece

    Quote Originally Posted by Al Innella View Post
    If you can`t find a 3D, E ,or F, Bach Try a 14a4a Schilke its a popular size piece and should be easy to find.
    Good advice. The Schilke 14A4a seems to be the first step most trumpet players need to take when the oft-times lifelong search for a lead mouthpiece begins!
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    Re: Lead Trumpet Mouthpiece

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    Re: Lead Trumpet Mouthpiece

    I'm no sandoval, but i understand it is possible lol.
    Last edited by Tang705; 11-09-2008 at 01:33 AM.

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