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    Hi, In some way or another, I have acquired a Vincent Bach 10 1/2 C trumpet mouthpiece. I was just curious as to it's primary use (apart from playing the trumpet). Is it for jazz, classical or what?
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    Manomana

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    It's a little smaller diameter to help with high range endurance. I don't believe you'll find too many people using them for classical music, at least on Bb trumpets. I'd say it's more of a big band or concert band mouthpiece, but it's not a bad choice for many people - it's deeper than many think, and you can get a pretty nice tone out of it. Generally speaking, of course, and your mileage may vary...
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    Dale,
    Thank you so much for the info. I've used it a little and you're right about the "mileage". I'm new on TM as of yesterday and I really appreciate your quick response.
    Manomana (aka Rafael)

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    Re: mouthpieces 10 1/2 C

    I used the 10 1/2 C with my piccolo for over 30 years even though I use a Bach 1 for normal Bb and C trumpet.

    The smaller rim size and the standard C cup yielded a full tone quality for me.

    Recently switched my piccolo mp to a Bach NY 7C.

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    Don't know if this is the right place for this post but maybe someone can help with my question. I have a JetTone Studio Model D mouthpiece that I need to know more information about before I put it up for sale. I've had it since the early 70's and never really used it that much. I can't find much information on any of the sites that I've visited so maybe someone here can help. I mainly used this when I wasn't able to play regularly to keep my chops in shape or if I had to do more jazz playing. I normally use a Giardinelli 7C mouthpiece. Can someone tell me what to tell prospective buyers about the advantages or it or what its characteristics are? I know that JetTone is supposed to generally help increase the range but what else?

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    Hi manomana,
    In my opinion, you have one of the most comfortable sizes for reaching a complete range. I've played a Bach 10 1/2 C for over 30 years and my experience is:
    It helps me produce a great sound
    I can play classical music with it
    I can solo ( I do a lot of soloing both jazz and classical)
    I can play in the stratosphere (whatever I want)
    I find it to be the general all around best mouthpiece size out there.
    Now days, the hip, in vogue thing these days is to get a big mouthpiece. I've had people to try and get me to play some of those toilet bowel size mouthpieces and I just look at them and say "Why?"
    That always seems to shut them up.
    I've got a case (seriously) of mouthpieces ranging from Monette and asymmetric to ancient HW White mouthpieces and everything in between. I always end back playing the Bach 10 1/2 C.

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    Bill,
    Thanks for the info. I don't know how I came by that mouthpiece. Quite possibly it came with the trumpet when I bought it used (a Connstellation long cornet). I appreciate your response.
    Manomana, (aka Rafael)

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    Markie,
    Your comments and those of others have made me think that I ought to start using it more. I guess it's like anything new, one is a little uncomfortable with it at first. I do find it a little tiring after playing for a while, but that's simply because I'm not used to it yet. Thanks again for the information.
    Manomana (aka Rafael)

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    Just an idea:
    Put the mouthpiece in the trumpet and play it a little.
    Then, turn the mouthpiece a quarter turn and play a little.
    Then, another quarter turn and play a little and then another quarter turn and play.
    I'll bet that there will be at least one spot (quarter) on the mouthpiece that seems to feel and play best.
    Put a small magic marker spot on the mouthpiece where it feels best. That way the mouthpiece will go in the trumpet the same everytime.
    Now I know that some people will say "that's a bunch of balony".
    I also know that there are just as many people that will say " My mouthpiece goes in the trumpet the same way everytime." As for me, my mouthpiece goes in the trumpet the same way everytime.
    Hope this helps with the comfort.

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    Markie,
    I agree with you. What's more, I've discovered over time that if you turn the mouthpiece slightly, sometimes that makes a diffence in the accuracy of the lower notes, especially low C, C# and D. Maybe it's my trumpets, my method of playing or possibly my imagination, but it does seem to make a difference. It doesn't seem very logical, I'll admit but it works for me.
    Thanks.
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