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Mouthpieces - I need a little help here    11:22 on Thursday, December 21, 2006 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Oboe
(27 points)

Hey,
Last year I bought my brother a Conn 20B trumpet which came with a Conn 7C mouthpiece. Recently he asked me if I would buy him a new mouthpiece, though I don't remember if he said which.

My first question is this - is a cornet mouthpiece the same as a trumpet mouthpiece or is there a slightly different sizing or form to it?

Next - Does 7C refer to a size of a mouthpiece?

Lastly - What type of mouthpiece would you recommend?

I want to get this done in time for Christmas Monday, so please help. Thank you in advance for all advice,
Corinne

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Re: Mouthpieces - I need a little help here    17:14 on Thursday, December 21, 2006 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

jackie09
(105 points)

if he has only been playing for a year, stick with the same mouthpiece, if the mouthpiece is old and he just wants a new one just get him a new conn 7C

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Re: Mouthpieces - I need a little help here    12:43 on Friday, December 22, 2006 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

TCLeadTpt09
(70 points)

I'd go ahead and get him a Bach 5C. The 5C is an all around good mouthpiece. I use it, and so does my private teacher (who also just so happens to be m high school band director)

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Re: Mouthpieces - I need a little help here    09:13 on Saturday, December 23, 2006 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

jazzerjim17
(37 points)

Yes, a trumpet mouthpiece is slightly larger than a cornet mouthpiece and will not fit into a cornet. I learned that the hard and expensive way.

7C, 20B, these numbers and letters are all reference to the size and depth of the mouthpiece. Some are shallower or wider or deeper or narrower etc. The C system (7C) is the most common but some brands (like yamaha for example) use different numbering systems so be wary.

The type of mouthpiece really depends on his needs. For example, if he's in high school and been playing for 3 or more years you can probably give him something smaller than a 7C. A popular "next level" mouthpiece would be the 3C Bach mouthpiece. Its good for playing solid notes within the staff as well as a few notes above the staff. But the 20B mouthpiece could be the equivalent to a 3C Bach, so you can always go with a 1C and see if he likes to play that. If you want a good marching mouthpiece Frank Holten 3C or 7C are good. If he just wants to hit really high notes you can look into Schilke mouthpieces. The selection is really endless but I hope this helps a little.

   

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