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« on: Jul 10, 2017, 04:40PM »

I'm looking for a Giardinelli 6d or 5d mouthpiece to help shape my tone for jazz band I very interested in buying one but I've not been having much luck looking online. If someone has a 6d or 5d they wouldn't mind selling it for a reasonable price please contact me.
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« Reply #1 on: Jul 10, 2017, 04:45PM »

6D is about the size of a Bach 12C or 11C and a 5D is  about a 7C
I`ve had both. The used Bachs are cheaper usually
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« Reply #2 on: Jul 10, 2017, 05:17PM »

6D is about the size of a Bach 12C or 11C and a 5D is  about a 7C
I`ve had both. The used Bachs are cheaper usually

I have a 5C, which is more like a 6 3/4 size, and a very different rim and cup from a 7C (which may mean that a Giardinelli D cup is more like a Bach C-cup, of course).  Pretty different feel from a Bach, IMO.

What are you looking to change from, that presumably isn't giving you the "jazz band tone" you're looking for?
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« Reply #3 on: Jul 10, 2017, 06:57PM »

I'm currently playing with a 4g but I feel like it's too deep and it gives a too broad tone
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« Reply #4 on: Jul 10, 2017, 07:02PM »

Are you using this in a large bore instrument?  If so even the "correct" mouthpiece may not solve the problem

You will need to find a small mouthpiece in large shank or use an adapter.  Or get a modular (Doug Elliott or Warburton).

Do you have a small bore instrument?  Maybe something you used for Marching Band?  Student horn?  That may help a lot.
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« Reply #5 on: Jul 11, 2017, 06:50AM »

I believe i have a 6D.
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« Reply #6 on: Jul 11, 2017, 08:38AM »

Your profile says you have a King 4B, which I assume is what you play the 4G on, and  3B/F.  If the 4G works well for you for classical, a 5D or 6D is going to feel really tiny.  You would do well on something like what I use, a small shank mouthpiece with a rim similar to the 4G but a much shallower cup.
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« Reply #7 on: Jul 11, 2017, 09:13AM »

Your profile says you have a King 4B, which I assume is what you play the 4G on, and  3B/F.  If the 4G works well for you for classical, a 5D or 6D is going to feel really tiny.  You would do well on something like what I use, a small shank mouthpiece with a rim similar to the 4G but a much shallower cup.

I tend to play 4 rims and use a Bach 4C for jazz.  Similar rim to the 4G but much shallower and it's small shank (fits the 3B/F).
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« Reply #8 on: Jul 20, 2017, 07:48AM »

My 6D used to feel like my 12C, with a slightly shallower cup - more edgy tone :)
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