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Postby Mike-Johnson-Custom » Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:38 am

Hi guys,
I'm not on here regularly anymore.
Can anyone enlighten me to why Laskey mouthpieces are so scarce?
Used ones seem to go within 48 hours.
Many places seem to be out of stock.

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Re: Laskey mouthpieces

Postby kmorgancraw » Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:20 am

I think it's because Mr. Laskey makes all of them himself, very low production instead of mass production. I waited six months for one from BBC.
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Re: Laskey mouthpieces

Postby happyroman » Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:34 am

I don't have any actual knowledge of this, but my suspicion is that he may prioritize trumpet mouthpieces over tuba mouthpieces. I know that if I had limited time, I would focus my efforts on larger markets. There are a lot more trumpet (or horn or trombone) players than tuba players.
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Re: Laskey mouthpieces

Postby bort » Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:30 pm

Again, guessing...

But Monette has a similar approach. They make 2 runs of tuba mouthpieces per year. Now, with them, it's ALL to order (no order, no mouthpieces made). Not sure what Laskey's process is though.
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Re: Laskey mouthpieces

Postby THE TUBA » Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:39 pm

The new Laskey mouthpieces are listed at $190 from the Laskey website, which is pretty pricey for regular silver-plated mouthpieces. Used Laskey mouthpieces often show up on the secondary market for $50-100 less than the new price. I'm sure there's a list of folks checking the For Sale page every week to see if any Laskeys pop up.
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Re: Laskey mouthpieces

Postby BrooklynBass » Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:54 am

I knew nothing of Laskey until putting together my Parker mouthpiece. I chose the rim modeled after the Laskey-Helleberg (32.3mm) and it the comfiest, most secure (*to me*) rim I have ever played on.

Maybe Parker's Laskey-inspired stuff is worth checking out if you like this brand, but can't get your hands on the real thing. YMMV
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Re: Laskey mouthpieces

Postby tubazach07 » Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:04 pm

I didn't see this post or I would of commented here and not the other discussion. Sorry if this is a repeat post. I just talked with Scott Laskey yesterday. He is a great guy and very easy to talk to. I asked some questions regarding his 30H and the schilke helleberg II which he also designed. He said he is finishing up his batch of French horn mouthpieces and then moving onto making some tuba mouthpieces. He guessed around 3 weeks and suggested I put an order in with Baltimore Brass. So I called up Andrew at Baltimore brass and put in an order. Baltimore brass won't charge you until they receive the mouthpieces from Scott Laskey. As far as price I believe Baltimore brass quoted me at $125.00 unless I heard wrong over the phone. I don't believe they are $190.00
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Re: Laskey mouthpieces

Postby THE TUBA » Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:36 am

tubazach07 wrote: As far as price I believe Baltimore brass quoted me at $125.00 unless I heard wrong over the phone. I don't believe they are $190.00


Cool. I was going off the price on the Laskey website. That's a little bit of a better pill to swallow.
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Re: Laskey mouthpieces

Postby Jim Brewer » Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:59 am

I bought a 30B from the Horn Guys, $109 and had it in a week. Very comfortable rim and plays well on my MW.
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Re: Laskey mouthpieces

Postby Mike-Johnson-Custom » Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:14 pm

Thanks guys
Just checked Horn Guys
No Laskeys to be seen!
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Re: Laskey mouthpieces

Postby kmorgancraw » Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:43 pm

Get on the list for the one you want at Baltimore Brass and then just wait.
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