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Re: What's your horn/mouthpiece combo?

Postby MN_TimTuba » Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:43 pm

'66 Holton 345 BBb with Wessex Chief for the past 2 years; before that it was my Holton, a Yamaha YBB621, and an earlier Yamaha YBB321, all with a "Couesnon Bb" mouthpiece.
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Re: What's your horn/mouthpiece combo?

Postby kathott » Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:58 pm

Huttl CC, 6 valve, with a Kosicup
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Re: What's your horn/mouthpiece combo?

Postby Sam Chan » Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:40 am

B&S PT6P with bloke symphony
MW 2182 with parker cantabile / RT-64
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Wessex “Bubbie 5”
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Re: What's your horn/mouthpiece combo?

Postby bort » Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:31 pm

PT-7 with a Monette 98 or Thein REC

Apparently, I like obscure things!
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Re: What's your horn/mouthpiece combo?

Postby FarahShazam » Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:27 pm

Durk double (serial no is 11) with a 20year old Giardinelli C8 mp. I lurve it.
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Re: What's your horn/mouthpiece combo?

Postby Doc » Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:46 pm

1. Not-exactly-identified-possibly-Graslitz-1930's 6/4 Kaiser BBb with Bruno Tilz Walter Hilgers B2

2. 1st Gen Miraphone 181 6v GB F with Kanstul Bb/C
All that, plus $8.00, will get you a venti at Starbucks.
Or in my case, a large can of Folgers.
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Re: What's your horn/mouthpiece combo?

Postby albooda » Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:09 am

Mack 210 BBb/Kelly "Polka" in stainless steel
and after some very helpful feedback... (thanks!)
Mack 220 BBb/Sellmansberger Solo/#2 rim/#1 solo shank
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Re: What's your horn/mouthpiece combo?

Postby Doc » Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:55 am

albooda wrote:Mack 210 BBb/Kelly "Polka" in stainless steel
(the Polka works great on my Mack 220 also, but I've been searching for a shallow bowl, narrow rimmed stainless to complement the Kelly and get a little more bright and aggressive on certain solo and quintet stuff - suggestions welcomed!)


I'll have to adjust my previous information to reflect my suggestion to you.

I switched to Sellmansberger Blokepieces. I use a Solo cup, a P shank with #0 backbore, and a #2 rim (33.2?mm) on my 181, and I use a Solo cup with #2 backbore, extension ring, and Profundo #2 rim on my kaiser (makes it a deep bowl mp). I also have a Symphony cup, P shank, Euro shank, delrin rim #2, etc. for whatever combo I might need for other instruments/situations I might play. My standard #2 rim is the regular polished stainless, and the feel is excellent. My Profundo rim is the gold titanium coating (it was the only Profundo in stock at the time - his new order had not arrived, and I didn't want to wait a couple extra days... I use it daily and like it very much).

I'm a huge fan of the stainless Blokepieces, and the #2 rim profile is what I've always wanted (narrow). I'd recommend talking with Joe, but if I had to recommend something, I'd start off ordering a Solo cup, #2 rim (in whatever inner diameter you prefer), a P shank with #2 backbore (and maybe a #1 or #0 if you like a bit more resistance), and an extension ring (extends the depth of the cup just slightly and makes the sound slightly fuller, yet easily removed for when you want it shallower/brighter/clearer). Joe is VERY easy to work with to help find the right combo for you, and his trial/return policy can't be beat. Call him (phone calls don't cost anything) and explain what you are trying to accomplish. Good luck!
All that, plus $8.00, will get you a venti at Starbucks.
Or in my case, a large can of Folgers.
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Re: What's your horn/mouthpiece combo?

Postby CranstonTuba » Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:19 am

Norwegian Star with a Giddings Diablo. Mack 410GB with a MF3. 1933 King sousaphone with a Giddings Taku.
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Re: What's your horn/mouthpiece combo?

Postby wagtuba23 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:58 pm

Dillon 641 Bb tuba and a PT 44 mouthpiece.
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Re: What's your horn/mouthpiece combo?

Postby NDCompuGeek » Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:18 pm

Used to be Bach 24AW on York Master BBb, Bach 7 on Barrington BBb,
BUT
currently Bach 32E until my chops are back :(
    York Master BBb 4V FA tuba
    Barrington BBb 4V FA tuba
    York Master Bb 3V FA euphonium
    Pan American Bb 3V FA euphonium
    A LeComte & Cie Eb alto "peck" horn
    York master F French horn
    Barrington Bb trumpet
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Re: What's your horn/mouthpiece combo?

Postby bchev93 » Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:33 am

Schiller American Heritage 4 Valve BBb Piston
Schilke69C4

not sure if it's the best combo for a tuba noob but it gets the job done i guess
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Re: What's your horn/mouthpiece combo?

Postby toobagrowl » Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:26 pm

Last month: Meinl 5/4 5rv CC + PT-68. This month/recently as of today (Easter) Meinl 5/4 5rv CC + Benge 7. Next month for some upcoming stuff:. Prolly the Holton 5v Eb + one of my Yamaha mpcs.

I like to change it up :tuba:
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Re: What's your horn/mouthpiece combo?

Postby kingrob76 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:54 pm

Wessex TC694H Chicago-Presence with a Giddings MMVI

I'm still playing with the right combinations of mpc to instrument here, gone through about 10 candidates and the MMVI is the best match for me at this point.
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Re: What's your horn/mouthpiece combo?

Postby GC » Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:10 pm

Packer/Sterling JP377 compensating Eb with a Mr. P 6.4 if I want a bright, penetrating tone, or a Stofer Helleberg if I want a darker, deeper sound. I still want to try a Wick 2XL with this; I think it might be the perfect match.
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Re: What's your horn/mouthpiece combo?

Postby The Brute Squad » Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:38 pm

I play on a Miraphone 181 F with a G&W Matanuska mostly. Bought tubagr8's BMB J-865 over the weekend, mouthpiece TBD for that one. Will probably bring my Bobo out of retirement for the short term at least.
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Re: What's your horn/mouthpiece combo?

Postby bort » Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:15 pm

PT6 and Thein RCC
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Re: What's your horn/mouthpiece combo?

Postby joshealejo » Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:37 pm

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F "Alessandro Fossi 56AFT" with Romera Brass "Mel Culbertson 3" ("Cathy" exterior model)
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Re: What's your horn/mouthpiece combo?

Postby greenbean » Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:55 am

greenbean wrote:B&S 3301 4/4 BBb / Miraphone TU29

Out of date already!

VMI 2103 BBb rotary with a RT-48
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Re: What's your horn/mouthpiece combo?

Postby Bnich93 » Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:44 am

Coincidentally all of that info is in my signature. The Parker rim is a 32 I believe and it has the titanium H-kote.
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