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Postby JasonV » Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:27 pm

I just wanted to give a thank you to a board sponsor, Joe (bloke) at Sellmansberger Mouthpieces. He fitted me up with a mouthpiece for my new Yamaha F621.

He asked many questions and put together a great combination for me and this horn. I am very impressed and pleased with the entire experience.
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Re: Sellmansberger Mouthpieces

Postby ronr » Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:02 am

+1 to this
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Re: Sellmansberger Mouthpieces

Postby bloke » Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:36 pm

very glad you're happy... :D
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Re: Sellmansberger Mouthpieces

Postby Wayne Rice » Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:52 pm

The Symphony model I have is quite simply the best mouthpiece for me that I have ever had. I still have 12 mouthpieces laying around (which I need to sell), all of which are in mint or close to mint condition. But despite my best efforts, none perform as well for me as that Symphony. Truly amazing.
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Re: Sellmansberger Mouthpieces

Postby Bigsum90 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:07 pm

I tried a new rim from Sellmansberger and did not like it - a lot. I contacted Joe and told him I wanted to send back the rim, but needed a specific shank. He exchanged the rim for a shank at no additional cost and even refunded the return shipping cost. Who does that now days? Great and friendly service.
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Re: Sellmansberger Mouthpieces

Postby adsteve » Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:40 am

+1

I got a mirafone 188 and wasn't thrilled about the mouthpiece I was using. I'm also not a tech guy, so I don't know a lot about measurements. After a few quick emails back and forth, Joe fitted me with a mouthpiece that has been incredible!
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Re: Sellmansberger Mouthpieces

Postby Doc » Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:53 am

adsteve wrote:+1

I got a mirafone 188 and wasn't thrilled about the mouthpiece I was using. I'm also not a tech guy, so I don't know a lot about measurements. After a few quick emails back and forth, Joe fitted me with a mouthpiece that has been incredible!


What was the final parts combination?
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Re: Sellmansberger Mouthpieces

Postby adsteve » Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:03 pm

Symphony cup, symphony shank, and the 33P rim. My last mouthpiece just felt clumsy, and this fixed quite a few issues I was having.

I am sure that more practice would have helped too, but having the right equipment helps!
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Re: Sellmansberger Mouthpieces

Postby Doc » Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:48 pm

Nice. Low range improvement, I assume?
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Re: Sellmansberger Mouthpieces

Postby adsteve » Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:30 am

Definitely a low range improvement. From about the pedal F to the A-flat were very unstable with the prior mouthpiece. It smoothed everything right out.

Sound wise, I was pretty happy with what I was getting with the old piece, but now that I have the new one, I can say it is just a more mature sound.
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Re: Sellmansberger Mouthpieces

Postby Doc » Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:37 am

adsteve wrote:Definitely a low range improvement. From about the pedal F to the A-flat were very unstable with the prior mouthpiece. It smoothed everything right out.

Sound wise, I was pretty happy with what I was getting with the old piece, but now that I have the new one, I can say it is just a more mature sound.


I was at TMEA in San Antonio on Friday, and I played many, many tubas, including a 188. Having been a 188 owner (and tried many of them over the years), I have always thought they were an excellent instrument, save for the less-than-open low range (I much prefer a more open low range). After our earlier posts, I knew I wanted to see how the Symphony would work. I had all my blokepieces with me, so I plugged in all of them with the Symphony being the last. It definitely was the right match. The low range was much easier.
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Re: Sellmansberger Mouthpieces

Postby JCRaymo » Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:51 pm

Best mouthpieces I have ever used. That Imperial is one great mouthpiece for Eb tubas. Just waiting for one of those 32.9 MM rims to become available.
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Re: Sellmansberger Mouthpieces

Postby bloke » Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:30 pm

I consistently sell mpcs/components (more often than weekly) to people who play for $$$$$'s.

I'd like to sell more to people who don't...because that is a whole bunch more people. :D
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Re: Sellmansberger Mouthpieces

Postby barry grrr-ero » Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:20 pm

I own several different m.p.'s that work very well on my B&S rotary Neptune (euro). My Blokepiece allows me to blend in perfectly with BBb tubas around me. I don't sound like a soloist sticking out in a section. All registers are good with it, too.
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