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Small F tuba Mouthpiece Suggestions...

PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:31 pm
by DouglasJB
I recently bought a Kanstul 3/4 model 80 F tuba (I have a Dillon AGR attached) I have used a PT65 on almost every F Tuba I have played, but I recent have been using a Wessex F1 and it has been working a bit better than the 65. What mouthpieces do you guys use on this horn, or similar small F tubas. Just looking for ideas on what to try, maybe I can narrow it down to a handful of mouthpiece rather than just trying everything.

Re: Small F tuba Mouthpiece Suggestions...

PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:55 pm
by DouglasJB
Bump.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:01 pm
by bort
Maybe try the pt64, Too?

I liked the Baer MMVI F, when I had an F

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:51 pm
by swillafew
https://www.kellymouthpieces.com/kmtuba/index.asp


I keep the model 25 in the car for emergencies. It has played well with at least 3 different F tubas.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:45 am
by pauvog1
Maybe look at a Sellmansberger solo with either the 1 or zero backbore?

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:46 pm
by tclements
Mirafone TU13 is a nice mouthpiece, small.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:59 pm
by k001k47
I had the tiny Meinl Weston 182 for a bit, and a PT20 worked well.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:15 am
by timayer
I use a Bobo Solo on my 182. Works like a dream. Has a surprisingly good low register.

If I am in a larger ensemble with the 182 I sometimes use a Conn Helleberg for a slightly thicker sound. More than half the time I end up back on the Bobo though.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:01 pm
by Diego A. Stine
I use a Giddings Churada on my 182, it works really well.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:57 pm
by k001k47
I do realize mentioning the 182 was apples to oranges, but it helped in getting more "bass" in the timbre, which is commonly sought in smaller horns.

Re: Small F tuba Mouthpiece Suggestions...

PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:01 am
by BBruce107
I recently switched to all Wedge mouthpieces and I have a copy of the Floyd Cooley Helleberg. It works great and I am sure it is relatively smaller than a lot of tuba mouthpieces. You may consider the Cooley helleberg or similar.