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cimbasso (contrabass valve trombone) mouthpiece

Postby bloke » Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:09 pm

Several people have emailed me with notes fairly similar to these:
> What do you sell for cimbasso?

> What is your cimbasso mouthpiece?

> ' curious...What mouthpiece do you use on your cimbasso?


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Whatever works for any individual is great.
Just fwiw...This is what I use.
- My smallest-opening Sellmansberger #2 profile rim (*32.3mm)
- My Sellmansberger "Solo" cup
- My Solo #0 back-bore, with -
(due to how I chose to build my own instrument, which starts out at the small end of the mouthpipe tube with a .500" bore)
in my case - a "British" (small/bass trombone-size) shank. Obviously, an instrument with a standard shank receiver would need a standard shank mouthpiece.
...I use a gold-tone titanium-coated rim, because...it's pretty. 8)

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*I use this same rim profile - but the largest opening (33.2mm) - when playing various tubas (with various cups/back-bores).
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Re: cimbasso (contrabass valve trombone) mouthpiece

Postby T. J. Ricer » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:55 pm

Barely related question: does the Atlas-holding-up-the-world logo still exist on any products or did that end with the two piece Solo cup?
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Re: cimbasso (contrabass valve trombone) mouthpiece

Postby bloke » Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:17 am

T.J.,
Prior to the three-piece modular system, that engraving signified the #1 back-bore. Now that there are (not just two but) three Solo back-bores offered (in multiple shank sizes) - none of which are permanently affixed to the cups - that signification has become obsolete.
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Re: cimbasso (contrabass valve trombone) mouthpiece

Postby Bob Kolada » Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:38 am

Joe, have you tried a "traditional" contrabass trombone mouthpiece (something around 30mm)?
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Re: cimbasso (contrabass valve trombone) mouthpiece

Postby bloke » Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:16 pm

Bob Kolada wrote:Joe, have you tried a "traditional" contrabass trombone mouthpiece (something around 30mm)?


I own a fine one. I have other fairly regular uses for it, but can't make it work (to my satisfaction) with this instrument.

I might guess that it would work well with a SLIDE contrabass trombone.
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