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    Parke Mouthpiece Comparison Chart

    Hi Guys!
    The Parke.net mouthpiece website seems to be gone and mouthpiecerentals.com does not have a comparison chart that I can find. It also seems that the "ibowtie" mouthpiece page doesn't list the parke mouthpieces anymore as well.
    Does anyone know generally what the Parke Mouthpieces compare to in Curry/Bach sizes? I'm primarliy concerned about the 650 and larger sizes(I know that the 650 is around the Bach 1 1/4C range), as well as the cup depths(I think 280 is close to a B cup bach). I own a 650 series rim/cup and want to get a larger size.
    Anyone know, as well, what Parke size compares most to the Curry 1BC?
    Any help is greatly appreciated!
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    Re: Parke Mouthpiece Comparison Chart

    Did they go out of business?

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    Re: Parke Mouthpiece Comparison Chart

    I would recommend a Parke Merkelo 660 rim-285 depth or 660 rim -290 depth.

    They have recently expanded/updated the mouthpiecerentals.com with approximate rim sizes and depths in the left side.

    Parke is not making any custom mouthpieces at this time. They are just manufacturing parts (rims, cups, backbores, tops, and a few one piece mouthpieces) in the most requested sizes. i enquired earlier this year about a custom mouthpiece, even using stock specs, they are not making them right now.

    I am currently playing on a Parke Merkelo 630-275-24 for most applications. I also have a 285 cup and 260 cup.

    If you have any questions, you should just ask them. They are very good a responding to any questions or give you some recommendations.

    customerservice@mouthpiecerentals.com

    Unless you know what you are looking for, the new website is a little hard to manage. There are no charts, or size comparisons, and nothing written about the models.
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    Re: Parke Mouthpiece Comparison Chart

    Interesting concept. You would think they would keep parke.net running and point it to mprentals... but what do I know.

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    Re: Parke Mouthpiece Comparison Chart

    I have a Parke Hagstrom but i dont know the specs on it but they are definitely on of the best mouthpieces I have ever played on...I like them better than the Monettes
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