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Mouthpiece fail?

Postby TheTuba » Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:16 pm

Anyone try these ridiculous mouthpieces on eBay?

wanted to buy one when I was a noob thinking it'll make me "great"

If you did, please post a review!

(I DO NOT want to buy any of these, saving up for a sellmansberger)
(just for curiosity's sake)
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https://www.ebay.com/i/172046082122?chn=ps

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Re: Mouthpiece fail?

Postby joshealejo » Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:41 pm

Those JC Custom are made in Brasil by lathe(not by computer) in a home (I ve been told by a Pro Tuba Player in Brasil) they are not perfect as they are made by no specialist, just one guy who discovered he can make replicas of another mouthpiece numbers. I have been told that they are not good BUT they are becoming popular here in Peru by folk bands but is because:
-They are novelty (here in Peru)
-Screw rim is novelty (here in Peru)
-People seems to buy novelty as here we do not have all the brands of mouthpieces aviable in USA or Europa.
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Re: Mouthpiece fail?

Postby TheTuba » Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:11 pm

I didn't know that!

sorry if I offended some people who use these, I kinda thought these were fakes and not a "good" mouthpiece.

Thanks again!
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Re: Mouthpiece fail?

Postby Donn » Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:02 am

That sounds pretty close to just what joshealejo said - copies, not good - but it might be food for thought, eh? Vaguely similar situation in some other Latin American countries: ornate mouthpieces, very showy but, well what are the odds they play any better than an average Bach 18 - and what are the odds the player even cares? He can play whatever mouthpiece he wants, because he steps up to it and makes it work. He can't get a mouthpiece that can make him a great player, he has to make that happen on his own. But he can get mouthpiece that looks cool.
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Re: Mouthpiece fail?

Postby besson900 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:17 pm

I think those are copies of Romera Brass mouthpieces, they made same like this for Sergio Carolino a long time ago
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Re: Mouthpiece fail?

Postby fenne1ca » Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:49 pm

Not gonna lie - were money no object, I would strongly consider picking up one of these for a lark.
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Re: Mouthpiece fail?

Postby toobagrowl » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:39 pm

Sure, many of them look guady/tacky/over-ornate on the outside, but some of them look nice. The real question is what are their interior dimensions :?:
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Re: Mouthpiece fail?

Postby Samcai8 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:52 pm

If they weren't nearly $150 each, I'd buy some just for the shock factor in rehearsals :D
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