Dutchtown Sousa wrote:KiltieTuba wrote:Get the LM-12
The new design kicks a$$
Pretty much anything that is deep in not good for projection. If I could make a mouthpiece, I'd make something like the LM-12 but even shallower just to see...
So the LM-3 would not be good for trying to play loud? Well I guess that helps me narrow down what I want to try out
One of my section mates was playing on essentially a Bach 24 or 26, I forget which, then he tried out the LM-12... Liked it enough to buy a new one. When it finally was shipped to him, he (and his wife) immediately noticed a difference during his personal practice. He found he could blow at a mezzo-forte dynamic and the sound would come out at one dynamic louder.
Another section mate was playing on a Helleberg - those are just a bit deep for projecting to 40,000 footballers. I lent him my LM-11 (LM-12 with a different rim, the old style), for a week and he also bought a new LM-12.
Two more of the section are looking into getting the LM-12, both will be trying it out during next rehearsal (while I play on my Sellmansberger Solo - which works great on the 345 and the 46K).