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« on: Sep 17, 2017, 09:33AM »

When I was searching for the perfect mouthpiece for my Olds Super a few years ago, I bought an Olds 1 mouthpiece from a fellow forum member, and I couldn't be happier. 2 weeks ago, I bought an Olds Ambassador A-20, with the F-attachment, and included was an Olds 1* mouthpiece, with a different style of writing than my other mouthpiece. After some research, including on this forum, I found out that the 1* was the standard to be included with the A-20, but that was about it. There may be some slight difference in manufacturing, but that was unclear online. Anybody know what the difference is, if there is a difference?

Here are some pictures of the mouthpieces: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/e73mtdh16pmmcp9/AADN83UkleF5dnFefeGLD-4Ha?dl=0
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« Reply #1 on: Sep 20, 2017, 08:07PM »

Last night I tried out my Olds Ambassador A-20 in a community orchestra since I just got it back from the shop, and tried out the Olds 1 * mouthpiece that came with it. Man, I was able to blend wonderfully, get soft without loosing tone, and get loud without red-lining (which I was trying to do for a few measures for "research purposes"). I am so happy with this horn. And the mouthpiece is great. It feels just like my other Olds 1 mouthpiece though, so I could not tell the difference, except that one has less wear than the other. Any ideas on what the difference is, if there is one?
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