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    Mr.Curry, you make great mouthpieces!!

    This post is a thank you to Mark Curry for making great mouthpieces. I play a 1.25 BC Chicago cut for sleeves and it has really changed my playing. I have been playing it for over a year on my Wild Thing and it truly is "the" piece for me. I play all kinds of gigs and this piece can do it all. I have been down the piece trail and played almost everything under the sun. I have had the mouthpiece drawer and I sold them all. I just received another Curry piece that just blows me away. It is a gold plated Curry 60TF and with my WT trumpet, I can really make my trumpet sound halfway between a trumpet and a flugel. I mean, my tone is warm and dark and the intonation is bang on. Even though this piece has a flugel like cup and a short shank, I find that there is no extra effort involved. I had a rehearsal with my jazz quintet and the I received many compliments on my tone with the TF piece. The guys asked me if I was playing the same horn!! I switched between my Curry 1.25 and the TF for different tunes and the TF really takes the edge off. So, a huge thank you to Mark Curry who is obviously a trumpet player who makes pieces for other trumpet players!! If you have not played them, you really owe it to yourself to try them.......Thanks Mark!! 8)

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    I agree thankyou.

    I play on a Curry 3BC. I finally have one mouthpiece that works for both Bb and C.

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    Curry MP's

    Add me to the list of happy Curry players. I think Mark makes great MP's for the $'s and I have found a great match with my horn and the 60M.

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    Just got my gold plated 1.25Z (Curry) and man, what a great match to my 1.25 Chicago. The Z really offers a great bite to the sound. The sound on this "lead" piece is big, broad and full!! Thanks again to Mark Curry!!!
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    Re: Mr.Curry, you make great mouthpieces!!

    I considered starting a new thread, but when I looked through the TM archives I saw a thread title that expressed exactly what I was trying to say. As some of you on here know, for years I have been unhappy with just about every mouthpiece I put up to my lips. Every rim I ever used was just far too round, or if the rim was flat enough it didn't have enough bite. So I was stuck trying to find a livable balance between a flat rim without enough bite, or a rim with enough bite but was too thin or round. I was then reading an old JazzTimes magazine that had an interview with Ron Miles, Doc Cheatham, Terence Blanchard, and Clark Terry. In the interview, Clark described his mouthpiece as a very flat rim with a sharp bite and a deep cup. FINALLY, someone was describing exactly what I wanted. Then a new problem arose. Clark's mouthpiece was a custom Giardinelli, which you can't get anymore. And being that it was a custom model, that made the mouthpiece very rare, adding in the fact that that mouthpiece would be a valuable piece of memorabilia to any Clark fan, I had about a snowball's chance in h@## of finding one. I still kept looking. Then I got a head's up, from Trent Austin, that Mark Curry had a digital scan of CT's mouthpiece on file. I contacted Mark as soon as I could and after a smooth as glass transaction, I had my new mouthpiece in hand very quickly. I LOVE IT! The rim is what I have been looking for for years. I am now going to see about getting this rim put on some other bottoms to make it more usable for legit things and maybe even picc. I just wanted to publically thank Mark Curry for his great products and customer service, and to concur with Trent, who sings Mark's praises on here often!!

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    Re: Mr.Curry, you make great mouthpieces!!

    Lessee,

    WT3 cornet, WT3 Flugelhorn,3DC, 3VC, 3C, 3TF, 3TC .... safe to say I am an addict.

    Cheers,

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    Re: Mr.Curry, you make great mouthpieces!!

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    Re: Mr.Curry, you make great mouthpieces!!

    Quote Originally Posted by The BuZZ View Post
    Hate to stir the waters of malcontent, but I inquired to sir Mr. Curry to make me a piece that resembled my beloved Zottola piece, never received a response!
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    I am sure that it was not malicious. Try again, I am sure that you will not be disappointed!
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    Re: Mr.Curry, you make great mouthpieces!!

    I love my 1.5FL for my Kanstul flug! Thanks, Mark.
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    Re: Mr.Curry, you make great mouthpieces!!

    Quote Originally Posted by bilboinsa View Post
    I love my 1.5FL for my Kanstul flug! Thanks, Mark.
    I love my 2 series Curry MPs too. Most of the time I have my 2BC in my trumpet. For lead work, I use my 2*. I also have a 2TF that sounds really sweet for intimate jazz solo work on my trumpet.

    Question Bilboinsa, what taper is your 1.5FL? I have a standard taper on my 2FL and it doesn't seem to go into my 1525 far enough. It doesn't impact intonation, as far as I can tell. Is your 1525 a "newer" model?

    Cheers,
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    -Curry 2BC, 2FL, 2*, 2TF

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