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Mouthpiece for old Elkhart Conn Eb??

Postby Jobey Wilson » Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:53 pm

Hi everyone,
Can someone please recommend a good mouthpiece for an old Elkhart Conn Eb? It has the smaller "Euro" receiver (my "American" shank mouthpieces barely penetrate). I'm teaching camp at Univ of Southern Maine, and one of my euph players brought the horn in. Very cool old horn! I know the old Elkhart Conn tbones are amazing instruments, so I'd love to get my hands on a good mouthpiece to try this! Also would love any comments/stories/opinions on these...Serial # 156120.
Thanks so much! Jobey
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Re: Mouthpiece for old Elkhart Conn Eb??

Postby Mark Finley » Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:32 pm

I use a Sellmansberger solo with a British shank and thin rim . Works amazing on my old Conn. I went through a lot of mouthpieces on the journey to find that one
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Re: Mouthpiece for old Elkhart Conn Eb??

Postby Jobey Wilson » Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:19 pm

Thanks Mark!! He also has a matching baritone, same vintage, very cool!
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Re: Mouthpiece for old Elkhart Conn Eb??

Postby SteveP » Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:59 pm

I've got a Wick 3 (no L) for sale. If you're interested let me know via pm. It's in like-new condition, in box, with plastic bag and brochure. Played on it for a couple of hours and realized it wasn't for me.

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Re: Mouthpiece for old Elkhart Conn Eb??

Postby Lee Stofer » Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:23 pm

I typically re-fit older tubas like that with a new receiver, with an American modern standard shank size. That way, you're not limited in your mouthpiece quest. When the old receiver is one solid piece, it is possible to chuck the receiver into the lathe and re-cut the inside to accept a modern mouthpiece. and the instrument still looks original.
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Re: Mouthpiece for old Elkhart Conn Eb??

Postby largobone » Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:49 pm

So far, I've been using my Bach 1-1/4G (bass tbn) with my '61 14J and it works okay. Definitely very small for a tuba but it works all across the range. A few days ago I tried my new Kelly 18 (American shank) and although it doesn't go in very far, it works relatively well. If you find a mouthpiece you really like you can always have the shank turned down by your tech so it fits. Many euphonium players do this if they have an older Besson with a euro (medium) shank with good results.
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Re: Mouthpiece for old Elkhart Conn Eb??

Postby iiipopes » Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:28 am

SteveP wrote:I've got a Wick 3 (no L) for sale. If you're interested let me know via pm. It's in like-new condition, in box, with plastic bag and brochure. Played on it for a couple of hours and realized it wasn't for me.

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+1. I used a Wick 3 on a Martin Eb to great success some years ago.
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Re: Mouthpiece for old Elkhart Conn Eb??

Postby SteveP » Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:41 pm

Mods, is there something wrong with the pm system? I received a pm from the op which I answered yesterday but my return pm to him is still in my outbox more than 24 hours later. What's going on?
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Re: Mouthpiece for old Elkhart Conn Eb??

Postby Mark Finley » Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:45 pm

it means he hasn't picked it up yet, because he hasn't been on since monday at 2PM
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Re: Mouthpiece for old Elkhart Conn Eb??

Postby SteveP » Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:48 pm

Sorry, I wasn't aware of how the system worked.

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Re: Mouthpiece for old Elkhart Conn Eb??

Postby Biggs » Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:24 am

iiipopes wrote:
SteveP wrote:I've got a Wick 3 (no L) for sale. If you're interested let me know via pm. It's in like-new condition, in box, with plastic bag and brochure. Played on it for a couple of hours and realized it wasn't for me.

Steve

+1. I used a Wick 3 on a Martin Eb to great success some years ago.


+2. I use a Wick 3 for a similar Conn "Colonial" Eb. As I understand it, any of the Wick "no-L" series would fit the receiver if you're looking for a different cup size.
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