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RT-44 review

Postby TheTuba » Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:22 pm

review of RT-44 (not sure if PT is same)

Initial
-High range got easier and sounded better than the Bach 18
-Low range was same, but had more color
-Middle range was bad, but I got used to it.

2 weeks
-After getting used to the mouthpiece, I figured out where to "direct" my sound into different sides (Inside parts) of the mouthpiece.
-Middle range instantly became the best range.
-BUT, D-F became thin (in staff)(mostly my fault though, just listing experiences.)

3 months
-becomes my fav
-Rich tonal character, very colorful
-became 1st chair with this

I would recommend this mouthpiece to intermediate to advance players. After a while, it became kind of hard to "steer" it around.(pretty sure its me). This mouthpiece is a basic template for whatever sound you imagine. For example, my teacher has a very dark sound, very "american", while I have a very rich and colorful sound, very much like the tuba players in german polka bands. If you have the chops, air, and a particular sound you want to recreate, this does the job very well.
specs:
33 mm rim
rim is rounded, yet has a definite line to hold lips in place. one of the most comfortable I have played on. I would compare it to a Bach's mouthpiece rim, but better in a way of response and clarity,
8.4mm bore
-bore never got in way of playing. helps with the tone color.
Also, the mouthpiece is light and balanced. Moving from the bach's to this, I doubted how it was going to put out volume, but the volume/stability it can put out is amazing so don't let it discourage you.
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Re: RT-44 review

Postby TheTuba » Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:23 pm

This was a long time coming, so any Q's just ask!
I just got RT-48 today and i'll post a review in the next 2 weeks
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Re: RT-44 review

Postby wagtuba23 » Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:06 pm

My RT 44 (old PT44) is my favorite mouthpiece so far for the last 15 years. I have tried several mouthpieces (other brands as well) and I always keep coming back to my beloved 44.
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Re: RT-44 review

Postby Three Valves » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:08 am

When I tried the 44 it was very comfortable but did not sound as good as others. It did make me a fan of the rounded rim regardless of maker.
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Re: RT-44 review

Postby ren » Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:12 am

TheTuba wrote:review of RT-44 (not sure if PT is same)

Initial
-High range got easier and sounded better than the Bach 18
-Low range was same, but had more color
-Middle range was bad, but I got used to it.

2 weeks
-After getting used to the mouthpiece, I figured out where to "direct" my sound into different sides (Inside parts) of the mouthpiece.
-Middle range instantly became the best range.
-BUT, D-F became thin (in staff)(mostly my fault though, just listing experiences.)

3 months
-becomes my fav
-Rich tonal character, very colorful
-became 1st chair with this

I would recommend this mouthpiece to intermediate to advance players. After a while, it became kind of hard to "steer" it around.(pretty sure its me). This mouthpiece is a basic template for whatever sound you imagine. For example, my teacher has a very dark sound, very "american", while I have a very rich and colorful sound, very much like the tuba players in german polka bands. If you have the chops, air, and a particular sound you want to recreate, this does the job very well.
specs:
33 mm rim
rim is rounded, yet has a definite line to hold lips in place. one of the most comfortable I have played on. I would compare it to a Bach's mouthpiece rim, but better in a way of response and clarity,
8.4mm bore
-bore never got in way of playing. helps with the tone color.
Also, the mouthpiece is light and balanced. Moving from the bach's to this, I doubted how it was going to put out volume, but the volume/stability it can put out is amazing so don't let it discourage you.


Can you make a youtube video to demonstrate?
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Re: RT-44 review

Postby TheTuba » Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:18 am

ren wrote:
TheTuba wrote:review of RT-44 (not sure if PT is same)

Initial
-High range got easier and sounded better than the Bach 18
-Low range was same, but had more color
-Middle range was bad, but I got used to it.

2 weeks
-After getting used to the mouthpiece, I figured out where to "direct" my sound into different sides (Inside parts) of the mouthpiece.
-Middle range instantly became the best range.
-BUT, D-F became thin (in staff)(mostly my fault though, just listing experiences.)

3 months
-becomes my fav
-Rich tonal character, very colorful
-became 1st chair with this

I would recommend this mouthpiece to intermediate to advance players. After a while, it became kind of hard to "steer" it around.(pretty sure its me). This mouthpiece is a basic template for whatever sound you imagine. For example, my teacher has a very dark sound, very "american", while I have a very rich and colorful sound, very much like the tuba players in german polka bands. If you have the chops, air, and a particular sound you want to recreate, this does the job very well.
specs:
33 mm rim
rim is rounded, yet has a definite line to hold lips in place. one of the most comfortable I have played on. I would compare it to a Bach's mouthpiece rim, but better in a way of response and clarity,
8.4mm bore
-bore never got in way of playing. helps with the tone color.
Also, the mouthpiece is light and balanced. Moving from the bach's to this, I doubted how it was going to put out volume, but the volume/stability it can put out is amazing so don't let it discourage you.


Can you make a youtube video to demonstrate?


Video will come out this weekend, and maybe friday.
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Re: RT-44 review

Postby ren » Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:21 am

Please post a link it sounds exciting!
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Re: RT-44 review

Postby Ken Crawford » Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:59 am

I bought a PT44 from Custom Music and it's way better than the RT44.
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Re: RT-44 review

Postby TheTuba » Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:26 am

Ken Crawford wrote:I bought a PT44 from Custom Music and it's way better than the RT44.


Thank you for your intentionally rude comment that did not help this post at all, other than stating your biased opinions! I'm happy you found something that works for you!

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=84750&start=20" target="_blank

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Re: RT-44 review

Postby Three Valves » Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:21 am

Ken Crawford wrote:I bought a PT44 from Custom Music and it's way better than the RT44.


FAKE!! :lol:
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Re: RT-44 review

Postby ren » Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:56 am

TheTuba wrote:review of RT-44 (not sure if PT is same)

Initial
-High range got easier and sounded better than the Bach 18

By high range Im going to assume you mean excerpts from Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique.

TheTuba wrote:-Low range was same, but had more color

By low range Im going to assume you mean excerpts from prokofiev 5

TheTuba wrote:-Middle range was bad, but I got used to it.

by middle range Im going to assume you mean great gate of kiev from Pictures at an Exhibition.

2 weeks
TheTuba wrote:-After getting used to the mouthpiece, I figured out where to "direct" my sound into different sides (Inside parts) of the mouthpiece.

Tubas players dont do this.

TheTuba wrote:-Middle range instantly became the best range.

So you can play great gate from pictures.

TheTuba wrote:-BUT, D-F became thin (in staff)(mostly my fault though, just listing experiences.)

So middle range not so good (Mahler 1 bad)

TheTuba wrote:3 months
-becomes my fav
-Rich tonal character, very colorful

ok

TheTuba wrote:-became 1st chair with this


ok

TheTuba wrote:I would recommend this mouthpiece to intermediate to advance players.

Why when you are not one?
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Re: RT-44 review

Postby bloke » Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:58 am

I found this, just in case anyone is interested.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/44
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Re: RT-44 review

Postby Ken Crawford » Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:12 pm

bloke wrote:I found this, just in case anyone is interested.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/44


I'm thinking that by 2044 the Jinbao factory will be cranking out JB44 mouthpieces, which will provide 44% better lead pipe nodal stability than the RT44 mouthpiece.
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Re: RT-44 review

Postby bloke » Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:24 pm

Ken Crawford wrote:
bloke wrote:I found this, just in case anyone is interested.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/44


I'm thinking that by 2044 the Jinbao factory will be cranking out JB44 mouthpieces, which will provide 44% better lead pipe nodal stability than the RT44 mouthpiece.


predicted long-term release date: April 4th...or 1st.
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Re: RT-44 review

Postby ren » Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:46 pm

bloke wrote:
Ken Crawford wrote:
bloke wrote:I found this, just in case anyone is interested.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/44


I'm thinking that by 2044 the Jinbao factory will be cranking out JB44 mouthpieces, which will provide 44% better lead pipe nodal stability than the RT44 mouthpiece.


predicted long-term release date: April 4th...or 1st.


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