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Postby KL1997 » Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:31 pm

Does anyone have any suggestions for a good F Tuba mouthpiece? I just got a new B&S 3100 and it came with a PT-64. I like the PT-64, but it's a little narrow for my taste.
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Re: F Tuba Mouthpieces

Postby BuddyRogersMusic » Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:01 pm

The RT40 is a departure from the shallow bowl concept as it is deeper and may offer you the difference you're looking for. The rim diameter is the same as the 64 but the bore is markedly larger (7.8mm v 8.7mm). I've been using the 40 on my Rudi 5/4 for a while and have really enjoyed it. I initially chose the 64 as the rim suited me well but the larger sound I got with the 40 convinced me.

Next week, I'll try the 84 on my horn and the John Packer F in the showroom (copy of B&S) and see how it goes and report back.

Good luck with your search.
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Re: F Tuba Mouthpieces

Postby Levaix » Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:52 am

KL, when you say "narrow," presumably you mean overall cup diameter? Or do you mean the rim width?
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Re: F Tuba Mouthpieces

Postby KL1997 » Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:56 pm

Levaix wrote:KL, when you say "narrow," presumably you mean overall cup diameter? Or do you mean the rim width?

Right. I was referring to the cup diameter.
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Re: F Tuba Mouthpieces

Postby pauvog1 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:24 am

Sellmansberger solo.

I also think the pt72 was a larger diameter mp f tuba mp.
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Re: F Tuba Mouthpieces

Postby Casca Grossa » Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:06 am

Contact Bloke. He's got what you need.
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RT-64 and the new RT-65

Postby Robert Tucci » Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:03 am

Thanks to Chris Hite for comments on our mouthpieces for F-tuba. The revised RT-64 might feel a bit narrow simply because the inner rim is clearly defined to the being almost sharp. The factual cup diameter measured at the point where the rim begins is 32.00 Mm.

The PT-65 has a similar cup and the same cup diameter but has a semi-cushion rim. The inner edge is rounder than the revised RT-64 and therefore feels wider. Last week I reworked the 65 again, retained the same rim but made some changes in the backbore. With more and more people playing F-tuba for a greater number of ensembles, a further improvement in low register response has been accomplished.
Here in Germany and Austria there are many tubists playing in small ensembles, four to six musicians, sometimes amplified, who need solid response and a good sound down to low Bb or thereabouts. The RT-64 works very well and the revised RT-65 is intended to fulfill this criteria as well.

My mouthpiece revision project is coming along well. Later this month and together with Andreas Martin Hofrmeir we will work up a contrabass tuba mouthpiece to go along with the AMH "Paul" for F-tuba.

Recently a PT-65 obtained from another source was brought to my attention. This has a much smaller cup diameter and totally different backbore. We will provide the buyer with a new RT-65.

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Re: F Tuba Mouthpieces

Postby bloke » Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:12 am

I always buy from Audra...even though she only sells Nissans. :shock:

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Re: F Tuba Mouthpieces

Postby tmmcas1 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:40 am

Ken,

Try an older PT65-S if you can find one. It works great with a 3100.

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F Tuba Mouthpieces

Postby Robert Tucci » Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:06 pm

Tom,

Thanks for suggesting the PT-65S. The smaller shank does in fact work very well on the "B & S" 3100 (PT-9). If the instrument is very old and has a really small receiver, I have the PT-65XS in stock. This has an even smaller shank. The shank dimensions were posted some time ago but for reference, these are 15.2mm, 14.8mm and 14.5mm as measured from the top of the shank.

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