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Postby tylerferris1213 » Sun May 07, 2017 3:16 pm

I attended the 2nd annual Cleveland State University Tuba Day yesterday, which was even more successful than last year! It was a wonderful time with group warm ups, reading sessions, exhibits, vendors, masterclasses, and performances/recitals. While I was there, a friend came up and showed me his new euphonium mouthpiece. I'll be damned if it doesn't look identical to the standard Conn Helleberg, but for a large shank euphonium! I just ordered one for myself. I'll let everyone know how it plays when it arrives!
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Re: Miniature Helleberg

Postby GC » Sun May 07, 2017 3:39 pm

Conn has been making these for quite a while. I saw one first about 13-14 years ago.

Here's a quote from tromboneforum.com about it:
The Helleberg 5E came out in '05 or '06. It's the standard mpc that comes with King marching horns.

Big 10-4 on the narrow rim, deep conical cup, and dark sound. IIRC, it's around 25.65mm, so it's between a Schilke 51D and 52 in terms of diameter. The rim counter is not quite as rounded as a Schilke 52. Great euph piece; not so much for trombone. "Euphonium on a stick" is a pretty good description.
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Re: Miniature Helleberg

Postby opus37 » Sun May 07, 2017 4:49 pm

The System Blue mouthpiece is very much like this too. I do not like it for a British Baritone. My preference on that horn is the Denis Wick 6BS.
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Re: Miniature Helleberg

Postby joshealejo » Mon May 08, 2017 12:04 am

Too bad they do not make them in Euro shank :( I would love to try It with my Marzan
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Re: Miniature Helleberg

Postby GC » Mon May 08, 2017 5:31 pm

Would it be possible to cut the shank down? How much difference is there between large and euro euphonium shanks?
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Re: Miniature Helleberg

Postby joshealejo » Sun May 14, 2017 12:27 pm

Any new about this one?
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Re: Miniature Helleberg

Postby tylerferris1213 » Tue May 16, 2017 6:11 pm

There isn't a huge difference in shank diameter between large shank and Euro shank, but I see more people change the receiver to fit the mouthpiece. Changing the receiver is reversible if the combo isn't to your liking.
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Re: Miniature Helleberg

Postby joshealejo » Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:32 pm

So how does It plays? :D
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