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Re: What's your horn/mouthpiece combo?

Postby barry grrr-ero » Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:15 am

On the B&S rotary Neptune (PT-7 rotary), I just switched from the Stofer Geib to the G&W MMVI "Baer" (Euroshank). Both work really well, as does a three -
piece "Blokepiece" that Joe put together for me. I could easily live with any of those three.
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Re: What's your horn/mouthpiece combo?

Postby Simonk » Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:12 am

Schilke 67 on an early (1990ish) Willson EEb 3+1 and either a Denis Wick 2XL or Perantucci PT-50 (depending on how I feel or have remembered to pack..) on a B&S PT-20 CC.Have tried various but still keep coming back to the Schilke... yet to try a Blokepiece but that's on my "to do" list.
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Re: What's your horn/mouthpiece combo?

Postby jacobthompson1 » Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:58 pm

Meinl Weston 2011FA "HoJo" BBb with a Giddings Szentpali.
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Re: What's your horn/mouthpiece combo?

Postby bloke » Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:30 pm

Having played - hands down - the (new) best 6/4 piston C tuba (and face-to-face with the opportunity to pick one up for myself), I'm still - for now - staying away from (as I've stated over the past two or three years, and for the same reasons) 6/4 piston C tubas. Yeah... I was tempted (particularly with the really outstanding intonation offered with such a large instrument), but "going back and playing my own instrument for a couple of minutes" calmed that interest, and the dough receded back into my pocket.

bloke "It's really been an extraordinary fad, hasn't it? It's lasted about 37 years (dating back to the Hirsbrunner model 510 release, though a few handfuls of pre-fad Holton 345CC's were previously released), so far, and one or two of them - finally - have been released which are actually easy to play in tune - with one of them being financially accessible to many players...but I still view the fad (having been in and out of the midst of it) as the wrong direction to go - as far as a solo contrabass tuba in a symphony orchestra is concerned."
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Re: What's your horn/mouthpiece combo?

Postby royjohn » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:14 am

Bloke,
I never thought I'd say this, but I'd like you to enlarge on and explain what you're saying here about these CCs.
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Re: What's your horn/mouthpiece combo?

Postby virtuosictaco » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:49 pm

Miraphone BBb 186 with Bach 18 megatone
B&S PT-10 F with Sam Mendoker Wedge solo
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Re: What's your horn/mouthpiece combo?

Postby Cdub » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:37 pm

Mack 410gb with a Bach 18.
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Re: What's your horn/mouthpiece combo?

Postby humBell » Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:14 pm

Finally got my hands on an unbranded Dr. Young style mouthpiece. I guess i'm playin' it with an Olds 3 valve front action. Though it being parade season, more often than not, i stick it in a sousaphone, of which these days i got a small bell Martin which is way too good for the likes of me.
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Re: What's your horn/mouthpiece combo?

Postby bloke » Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:36 pm

Casca Grossa wrote:Mack-a-clone 186
Blokepiece Imperial #2 Fair Dinkum Profundo Rim

I need to figure out how to get that coveted Mack Brass Artiste status.


You'll have to meet Tom at the mack-tory.
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Re: What's your horn/mouthpiece combo?

Postby Doc » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:32 pm

barry grrr-ero wrote:On the B&S rotary Neptune (PT-7 rotary), I just switched from the Stofer Geib to the G&W MMVI "Baer" (Euroshank). Both work really well, as does a three -
piece "Blokepiece" that Joe put together for me. I could easily live with any of those three.


Weren’t you telling me that you wanted to trade me straight up for my Miraphone 181? To make it easier on you, I’ll deliver.
All that, plus $8.00, will get you a venti at Starbucks.
Or in my case, a large can of Folgers.
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Re: What's your horn/mouthpiece combo?

Postby Doc » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:34 pm

- Miraphone 181 6v goldbrass F tuba (early production)
- Kanstul BBb/CC mouthpiece.
All that, plus $8.00, will get you a venti at Starbucks.
Or in my case, a large can of Folgers.
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Re: What's your horn/mouthpiece combo?

Postby Donn » Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:31 pm

Holton 109 (Holton 6/4 BF, short action valves), James R. New C-1 (Conn 1)
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Re: What's your horn/mouthpiece combo?

Postby smitwill1 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:44 pm

Nuthin’ fancy:
B&S PT-4 CC, Josef Klier 2A
Yamaha 822 F, Miraphone TU13
Yamaha 321, Schilke 51D
B&S PT-4P
Yamaha YFB-822
Yamaha YEP-321
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Re: What's your horn/mouthpiece combo?

Postby TheTuba » Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:59 pm

RT-44 with (new!!!) Mira 186
tried RT-48, seemed to have too much resistance
oh well......
Still searching for a 8/4 EEb
I mean if you want to, you can buy me the tuba in my name :P
If you're selling a good BBb or CC 5/4 or large 4/4 with 5 valves in 2021 under 6,000, please, contact me!
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Re: What's your horn/mouthpiece combo?

Postby hbcrandy » Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:32 pm

Modified Meinl Weston CC Model 30 and Dillon/Mendoker M1 Mouthpiece.

York, Monster Eb, Frankentuba with .687" front action valve set, 5th valve and custom lead pipe - Conn 3 Mouthpiece
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Re: What's your horn/mouthpiece combo?

Postby royjohn » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:41 pm

TheTuba wrote:
RT-44 with (new!!!) Mira 186


Did you get your parents to buy you a 186, finally? 'Fess up now, and if so, tell us how you did it... :D :D :D
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Re: What's your horn/mouthpiece combo?

Postby TheTuba » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:59 pm

royjohn wrote:TheTuba wrote:
RT-44 with (new!!!) Mira 186


Did you get your parents to buy you a 186, finally? 'Fess up now, and if so, tell us how you did it... :D :D :D
royjohn


I wish they did!!
no, im pretty sure Texas schools got grant money for new tubas.
Trinity got 3-4 Mira 1291
and Bell got 2-3 Mira 186
since I became first chair, first rights lol
Personally i've played both, and I like the 186 better. At that point, its a competition between very slight, customized differences, not inherent problems with either tubas
Still searching for a 8/4 EEb
I mean if you want to, you can buy me the tuba in my name :P
If you're selling a good BBb or CC 5/4 or large 4/4 with 5 valves in 2021 under 6,000, please, contact me!
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Re: What's your horn/mouthpiece combo?

Postby royjohn » Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:14 am

Well, I am glad to hear that the sun still rises in the East, and that your parents haven't gone daft and abandoned their values! And I'm glad that all your hard work has landed you in first chair with a choice of new tubas. I'm sure that it won't be that long before you have a tuba of your own, but it seems like for now you are set! :D :D :D
Best Wishes,
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Re: What's your horn/mouthpiece combo?

Postby Erik_Sweden » Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:46 am

Miraphone 497 Hagen BBb - PT-88+
Miraphone 497 Hagen BBb Tuba, PT-88+
Besson BE2052 Prestige Euphonium, Denis Wick SM4U-X
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Re: What's your horn/mouthpiece combo?

Postby sushi20j » Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:53 pm

Miraphone 187, Dillon G5B or LM-5 depending on the day.
2002 Miraphone 187
1956 Conn 20J
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