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    Trumpet Mouthpiece

    I play on a Zottola 64B (Roughly same cup size as a 3C) mouthpiece which is a mouthpiece perfect for range and lead trumpet playing in a Jazz band. I'm currently looking an Orchestral mouthpiece, does anyone a mouthpiece that would suit me?

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    Re: Trumpet Mouthpiece

    Where did you get the Zottola ? I intrigued if its Bob Zottola who designed the piece? Thank you!
    I would look in the Bach Mega-tone line ... But of course your going to have to go and try them at the store.

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    Re: Trumpet Mouthpiece

    I have two passed down though the family

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    Re: Trumpet Mouthpiece

    Since I have never heard the word, Zottola, take the advice that follows in that context. Move slowly and carefully. You may be well served just to get a piece that has the same rim and cup diameter, but is deeper, say a D instead of a C. But only change one variable at a time, like cup depth, while trying to hold all the other mpc variables constant. That may be tough to do with the Zottola being your comparison piece. A pair of calipers may help.
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    Re: Trumpet Mouthpiece

    Here's what I found out about Zottola!!!! (Sounds cool)

    Zottola Mouthpieces
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    Re: Trumpet Mouthpiece

    Quote Originally Posted by tobylou8 View Post
    Here's what I found out about Zottola!!!! (Sounds cool)

    Zottola Mouthpieces
    Good one Tobylou,
    But note that the mpc differences on the Z site are qualified (small, medium, etc.), rather than quantified (mm. inches, etc.) as in the Curry site. There is no way to tell if when the OP switches from a small to medium cup, say, the rim and cup diameter remain the same.
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    Re: Trumpet Mouthpiece

    Yeah, I've never heard of them before so it was Google time! I've noticed over the years that a lot of small obscure makers don't give a lot of specs (some give too much). If it's "medium", we're probably in the .620 - .660 range.
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    Re: Trumpet Mouthpiece

    Go to your local music store and try a Bach 1-1/2C. Easy to find, and not too expensive. If you don't like it, maybe it will give you a good reference point to move from. Or, I would suggest you try either a Curry 3B. or 3BC., but you won't run across those at most stores...they will have to be bought on-line, so the experiment will incur some cost.
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    Re: Trumpet Mouthpiece

    Quote Originally Posted by Dale Proctor View Post
    Go to your local music store and try a Bach 1-1/2C. Easy to find, and not too expensive. If you don't like it, maybe it will give you a good reference point to move from. Or, I would suggest you try either a Curry 3B. or 3BC., but you won't run across those at most stores...they will have to be bought on-line, so the experiment will incur some cost.
    But, it will be an immense amount of fun!
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    Re: Trumpet Mouthpiece

    I think I'm going to venture and try the Bach Megatone 3C. Thanks for your help!

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