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The Trombone ForumPractice BreakPolls(Moderators: bhcordova, RedHotMama, BFW) Most favorite mouthpiece
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Question: What is your favorite mouthpiece?
Bach - 58 (20.2%)
Denis Wick - 23 (8%)
Yamaha - 16 (5.6%)
Schilke - 35 (12.2%)
Doug Elliott - 52 (18.1%)
Greg Black - 21 (7.3%)
Monette - 3 (1%)
Giddings and Webster - 20 (7%)
Velocity - 1 (0.3%)
King - 3 (1%)
Conn - 4 (1.4%)
Benge - 2 (0.7%)
Warburton - 9 (3.1%)
Holton - 1 (0.3%)
Griego - 12 (4.2%)
Karl Hammond - 18 (6.3%)
Laskey - 5 (1.7%)
Curry - 1 (0.3%)
Stork - 3 (1%)
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« on: Jan 03, 2011, 07:08AM »

  I don't care too much for bach.
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« Reply #1 on: Jan 03, 2011, 07:22AM »

We had a thread some time back on "worst mouthpiece ever made".  Some real stinkers wound up there.  And I own a few of them.

Why do you need to have people bashing mouthpieces?  Just because it doesn't work for you doesn't mean it's bad for everybody else.

Some folks love Denis Wick mouthpieces.  Others can't stand the rim shape.

Same for Schilke.

Same for Bach.

Same for Laskey.  Stork.  Monette.  Conn CL.  Black.  Griego.

Sorry, I just think this poll is a grand waste of time.
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« Reply #2 on: Jan 03, 2011, 07:24AM »

Sorry.  Just curious
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« Reply #3 on: Jan 03, 2011, 07:31AM »

I prefer Doug Elliott Mouthpieces :)
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« Reply #4 on: Jan 03, 2011, 07:32AM »

I didn't lock the voting.  Don't know who did.

I like polls that have a positive slant:  "What's your favorite mouthpiece".  Let people talk about what's good.  Then we can have a discussion like:

"I love Bach mouthpieces."
"I don't.  They don't feel right.  I prefer a Schilke."

"Monette is fantastic."
"You can buy better but you can't pay more." :-P

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Aha!  I see you changed the poll.  Fantastic.  Now I can vote.

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« Reply #5 on: Jan 03, 2011, 07:34AM »

I changed it to favorite and added more options, but I can't find a way to change the subject to favorite mouthpiece.  Can you help?
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« Reply #6 on: Jan 03, 2011, 07:35AM »

Denis Wick is by far my second choice of mouthpiece :) Love them!
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« Reply #7 on: Jan 03, 2011, 07:40AM »

OK.  This should fix it.  The first post is the title used in the listing, and the last post is the one that determines the heading of all subsequent replies.
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« Reply #8 on: Jan 03, 2011, 07:42AM »

Thank you! :)
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« Reply #9 on: Jan 03, 2011, 08:08AM »

I voted for G&W, that is what I play on bass trombone, medium and large bore tenor, euphonium and tuba.
I could thing of ways that could make the basstrombone and large bore tenor pieces even better, the tuba and medium tenor pieces are perfect for me.

Another makes that I like is Karl Hammomd, actually I thinik he is the #1 mouthpiece maker, but I want ss mouthpieces and he does not make them.

Griego too is a very good maker! Laskey is very good too.
Stork is a popular mpc, and many players like Curry.
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« Reply #10 on: Jan 03, 2011, 08:12AM »

I voted for G&W, that is what I play on bass trombone, medium and large bore tenor, euphonium and tuba.
I could thing of ways that could make the basstrombone and large bore tenor pieces even better, the tuba and medium tenor pieces are perfect for me.

Another makes that I like is Karl Hammomd, actually I thinik he is the #1 mouthpiece maker, but I want ss mouthpieces and he does not make them.

Griego too is a very good maker! Laskey is very good too.
Stork is a popular mpc, and many players like Curry.


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« Reply #11 on: Jan 03, 2011, 04:35PM »

While there are many who don't, I prefer monette mouthpieces. Yes, they cost a lot... but for me they work. They're very different but well suited for my playing.
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« Reply #12 on: Jan 03, 2011, 08:17PM »

Kelly  Good!
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« Reply #13 on: Jan 03, 2011, 08:55PM »

I love the mouthpiece that came with my jinbao.  The one that has no markings to indicate size.  Actually, I'm only being partially facetious, it isn't that bad of a mouthpiece... though I always play alto with my Doug Elliott unless I left it somewhere on accident.
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« Reply #14 on: Jan 03, 2011, 09:23PM »

My favorite mouthpiece at present is my Greg Black. Does everything I ask it to, fits my face nicely, tames the 'beast' that is my Conn 88H nicely.

I also love my new Hammond 19BL for my bass, but I've been playing the Greg Black for 8 years now, and the Hammond for 8 days, so hardly a fair comparison.

I really like the Yamaha 47 I play in some small-bore horns, gives a very nice brilliant tone quality.

And... when I needed a mouthpiece to tame the articulations/some degree of brilliance on a Besson .487 student horn to blend with an alto for the Mozart Requiem, my Bach 4 Megatone (small-shank, from a christmas-gift-from-non-trombonist 'special-order' mishap 10+ years ago, was supposed to be a large shank 4G) worked beautifully.

Still... I voted for the Greg Black, because I use it 90% of the time, haven't felt the need to look for anything to replace it, and overall just like the design/blank (Warburton uses a very similar blank, perhaps even the same one, and I've liked the few mouthpieces of theirs that I've tried as well) quite a bit.
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« Reply #15 on: Jan 04, 2011, 12:23AM »

I voted for Doug Elliott !

Because as a freelance player I have to play everything from Alto through to Basstrom/euph and his system allows me to do that without to much of a disturbance caused by rim changes!

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« Reply #16 on: Jan 06, 2011, 05:18PM »

I love my GW mouthpieces, they're great. Before that I used standard Bach 5 and 6 1/2's
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« Reply #17 on: Jan 08, 2011, 08:00AM »

I don't really have a favourite brand. However, I do have a favourite type - cushion rim! Anyone who makes a nice kindly mouthpiece which stops my scar becoming worse gets my vote. Which is why I voted for Bach.
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« Reply #18 on: Jan 08, 2011, 11:01AM »

I have been around through numerous mouthpieces and brands but I have come to favor the Ferguson V and L mouthpieces for bass playing....at least for the time being  Evil

Still testing different brands/mouthpieces for tenor and Euph playing due to my new found comfort on larger rims from playing bass full time.
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« Reply #19 on: Jan 08, 2011, 11:03AM »

Hi All,

Doug has been making mouthpieces that fit my face better than anything else.  I contacted him because I needed a mouthpiece to fit my bass sackbutt.  After trying his stuff and having him sell me something that fit my face well I was hooked, that was 18 years ago...

I still have some other mouthpieces including one GB A1, some tester Bachs in my shop and a couple of random other pieces.  For performances on tenor and bass trombones I use Doug's stuff exclusively.

With that being said, I like the sound of Bach pieces, but not the rims (in general), there are so many good pieces out there at the moment.

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