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« Reply #20 on: May 03, 2017, 04:51PM »

Finally made the switch to my more open slide today. Definitely better with the smaller backbore and throat.

Funnily enough, it was the Brassark NY50 that feels too tight.

Damn.... really? Might not be for me then.... Im very happy with how my brassark pipe is going.
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« Reply #21 on: May 03, 2017, 06:24PM »

You're on an Eddie dual bore though, not a stock "who knows how well this was built in the first place" Bach slide. I'm sure the NY50 would feel better to me on a different slide.
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« Reply #22 on: May 03, 2017, 07:00PM »

You're on an Eddie dual bore though, not a stock "who knows how well this was built in the first place" Bach slide. I'm sure the NY50 would feel better to me on a different slide.

Ha! Didn't think of it like that. Thats a good bach slide description  :D
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« Reply #23 on: May 04, 2017, 04:36AM »

I have a 1 1/8G and a 1G coming in .312 #2. I am playing a lot more and I am finally feeling like I can play this larger sized piece.

Didn't you have Greg make a special mouthpiece for you that was THE piece?
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« Reply #24 on: May 04, 2017, 08:56AM »

Yep and that is what I still prefer :). I am just not a bigger mp guy.
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« Reply #25 on: May 04, 2017, 04:59PM »

I have found over the years that "THE" mouthpiece is only "THE" mouthpiece until something that plays better comes along.
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« Reply #26 on: May 05, 2017, 05:32AM »

Yep and that is what I still prefer :). I am just not a bigger mp guy.

Yes but you stated that you have 2 bigger mouthpieces that what you play on order. Why waste the money? Or is your in between size larger than a 1???
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« Reply #27 on: May 05, 2017, 08:16AM »

I bought them...got them, and didn't like them as much as my 1 5/16ths... Was that hard to understand via the context?
I wanted to try a good bigger mp and see if it worked. It didn't. So I sold them. I lost no money in the deal.
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« Reply #28 on: May 05, 2017, 09:31AM »

Unless I misunderstood here's what I got. First you spent time with Greg making a piece specifically for your needs as he didn't offer anything in his mouthpiece line that would fit your chops. You received the mouthpiece, sent it back for an adjustment, received and back and proclaimed that it was just what you wanted! Did all that was needed. THEN you order 2 more mouthpieces of different sizes to "check them out." If I have the sequence correct that just seems puzzling to me. Not a big deal just always curious when one proclaims to have THE horn or THE mouthpiece only to find out they've been checking out other things.
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« Reply #29 on: May 05, 2017, 09:53AM »

I have a 1 1/8G and a 1G coming in .312 #2. I am playing a lot more and I am finally feeling like I can play this larger sized piece.
This is why I was trying something new....
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« Reply #30 on: May 05, 2017, 07:41PM »

Not a big deal just always curious when one proclaims to have THE horn or THE mouthpiece only to find out they've been checking out other things.

Seems like the owners of MV 1-1/2Gs are always checking out other things too... Evil
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« Reply #31 on: May 05, 2017, 08:38PM »

Seems like the owners of MV 1-1/2Gs are always checking out other things too... Evil

Yet like the swallows to Capistrano....
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« Reply #32 on: May 05, 2017, 09:51PM »

Seems like the owners of MV 1-1/2Gs are always checking out other things too... Evil
Touché. However if I'd taken the time to design a mouthpiece and proclaim it to be the one I'm not sure I'd try something outside of that range.
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« Reply #33 on: May 06, 2017, 09:30AM »

I've got a shelf full of mouthpieces that were "the one"! Such is life - it's only money. It's not like I have any of that anyway! The search continues!

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« Reply #34 on: May 06, 2017, 10:18AM »

Why are some people so concerned with what other people are doing? We should worry about ourselves.
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« Reply #35 on: May 06, 2017, 12:34PM »

Why are some people so concerned with what other people are doing? We should worry about ourselves.

I'm very concerned about you.  :D
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« Reply #36 on: May 06, 2017, 11:11PM »

I didn't know that my proclamations were so important. Remind me to keep my mouth shut.
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« Reply #37 on: May 07, 2017, 12:32AM »

Seems like the owners of MV 1-1/2Gs are always checking out other things too... Evil

Not all of them  ;-)
There is a difference between a great mouthpiece and THE mouthpiece... I've been lucky enough to own many great mouthpieces and now I'm stuck on THE mouthpiece.
It owns me as much  as I own it.

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« Reply #38 on: May 07, 2017, 10:33AM »

Right now of the 50 plus models of mouthpieces I own this Greg Black is THE mouthpiece.  I had a Mt. Vernon 1 1/2G back in the day that I loaned to someone and never got it back (sure wish I could remember who).  I remember that it was different than the other two that I had but it was never THE mouthpiece for me.  With that said, we all certainly do evolve as players and many times with that evolution comes changes in equipment.  No matter how you find THE mouthpiece don't limit yourself by refusing to try anything else as you may miss something that lets you make music easier.
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« Reply #39 on: May 07, 2017, 05:48PM »

Playing the 1G in all sorts of situations lately, including my recital prep (1 week from today!). So far, and of course it's too soon to tell, I'm having a hard time finding any real downsides like I have with my last few pieces. The high range is more natural, the low range is more natural, and my sound blends with tenors to a higher level (just played a few hours with the quartet this weekend).

Can't wait for those downsides to crop up :)
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