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Mouthpieces / Mutes / Other Discuss Solid Stainless Steel Mouthpieces in the Equipment forums; A good friend of mine and top call trumpet player in New York had mentioned to me about two years ...
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    Solid Stainless Steel Mouthpieces

    A good friend of mine and top call trumpet player in New York had mentioned to me about two years ago that he was interested in having someone make a Solid Stainless Steel mouthpiece for him.

    When he first mentioned this to me my initial thought was that he was drinking too much of his kids coolaide .

    It took him about a year to find someone interested in the project. Most were not interested because they said the material would be too hard on their machinery.

    He has been very happy with the results.

    Yesterday I came across www.loudmouthpieces.com.

    This outfit makes solid stainless steel mouthpieces for the lower brass. They claim the same benefits of this material as does my friend.

    Has anyone on this site had any experience with this material on mouthpieces. Is the manufacturing problem the only reason they have not been commonly used?

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    would they be hypo-allergenic?
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    Here is another one. They are working on trumpet pieces.
    http://www.gwmouthpieces.com/index.html

    They will never need to be plated and are supposed to feel warmer on the chops.
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    Stainless steel mouthpieces are common for sax(berg larsen is notable for them) Totally safe so dont worry about hypo allergenic.

    I would imagine them having a different feel just because of material, but the core sound is made by the shape of the cup, the bore, etc. The material IMO has little to do with the sound produced

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    hmm that might be worth looking into, b/c i am allergic to my mpc....
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    Re: Solid Stainless Steel Mouthpieces

    Quote Originally Posted by talcito
    Yesterday I came across www.loudmouthpieces.com.
    I'd be wary of a brand whose name includes "loud"...
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    Hi, Emily. I'm wondering what kind of allergic reaction you have been having (rash, itch, etc.) with your mpc, and what mpc do you use to mitigate or alleviate the problem ?

    Robert

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    Most people with the problem have there silver plated mouthpieces gold plated. Gold is a great coating, but expensive. Gold horns are even better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Rowe
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    Hi, Emily. I'm wondering what kind of allergic reaction you have been having (rash, itch, etc.) with your mpc, and what mpc do you use to mitigate or alleviate the problem ?

    Robert
    i have a rash arnd my mouth which now appears permanent. and if i play when it gets hot and i get sweaty, i get all itchy. also my lips swell up faster than most ppl, and the inside of my mouth gets itchy sometimes. Currently, i just put a thin layer or cortisone on my lips b4 using my bach, marcinkiweicz or yammie mpcs
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    Quote Originally Posted by trumpetgirl612
    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Rowe
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    Hi, Emily. I'm wondering what kind of allergic reaction you have been having (rash, itch, etc.) with your mpc, and what mpc do you use to mitigate or alleviate the problem ?

    Robert
    i have a rash arnd my mouth which now appears permanent. and if i play when it gets hot and i get sweaty, i get all itchy. also my lips swell up faster than most ppl, and the inside of my mouth gets itchy sometimes. Currently, i just put a thin layer or cortisone on my lips b4 using my bach, marcinkiweicz or yammie mpcs
    Have you tied a gold plated piece? You could always get a plastic rim on your cup.... there are several places that do that kind of work. Also you could try a Kelly colored plastic mouthpiece... they are actually very nice mouthpieces!
    http://www.kellymouthpieces.com/specs.asp
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