Talk:Mouthpiece (brass)

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Hopefully soon they will become more popular, the major mouthpiece companies will become involved, and they will be available to the average player.

This doesn't seem very objective, or at least it doesn't seem to be in an encyclopedia style. Maybe something more like "They may eventually be available to the average player if..." or "Some hope that these will soon be available to the average player".

--Churchymcgee 06:07, 24 September 2007 (UTC)


I guess a bunch of parts from this talk page or missing? Was there a merge at some point, or what? Well, regardless: The part about gold plated mouthpieces producing darker tone that says "Citation Needed" probably should be removed if somebody doesn't come up with a darn good citation - as far as I know, and in my experience, there is no effect on tone color in changing from a silver plated to a gold plated mouthpiece. Sounds like the kind of thing Schilke would've experimented with, so maybe somebody could find a citation indicating that there is no measurable difference from his works, but it's kind of inconsequential. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.61.64.113 (talk) 20:33, 28 November 2007 (UTC)

Mouthpiece picture[edit]

It appears to be a Cornet mouthpiece. Trumpet mouthpieces usually have a straight shaft. Cornet mouthpieces are tapered.—Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.226.119.110 (talkcontribs)

Trumpet mouthpieces have a taper as well. See Vincent Bach Mouthpiece Manual, page 3 (on the PDF its page 5) for an example diagram of a trumpet mouthpiece.--Dbolton 23:38, 2 December 2007 (UTC)
I took the photo, and it is of my mouthpiece, and I use it in my trumpet :) - Zephyris Talk 12:06, 27 January 2008 (UTC)

Sizes[edit]

Need to talk about sizes. What does 7C mean? What about 1C, 2C, 3C, 5C, 6C, 7C, 10 1/2C, 12C. Is a bigger number a smaller mouthpiece? What is the letter mean? Thanks! (Dec 23 2007)—Preceding unsigned comment added by 128.138.64.141 (talkcontribs)

Each mouthpiece company has different labeling system. A larger number might mean a larger or smaller mouthpiece depending on the company. Likewise, the letters mean different things depending on the company.--Dbolton (talk) 07:15, 24 December 2007 (UTC)

HIstory[edit]

Anyone know when the mouthpiece was invented? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 125.237.148.147 (talk) 21:37, 6 June 2010 (UTC)

Multiple Issues With Article[edit]

I believe this article needs a few major edits, and if everyone's on board, I'd like to go ahead. First issue: the reference to players choosing a narrow vs. wider bore is too broad here, and only one of many variables which might, or might not affect choice of bore. For example, while bores can be used to brighten or darken sound, narrow bores can also be chosen by symphonic players using larger mouthpieces to increase resistance and limit energy expenditure, while some lead players might do the opposite, to allow more air flow into otherwise shallower cupped mouthpieces. In short, there's no hard and fast rule, and that should probably be articulated here. Secondly, a "shallower cup....which is good for trumpeters doing a solo" is absolutely incorrect; the style of cup has nothing whatsoever to do with soloing - especially considering that 'soloing' hasn't been quantified. This sentence needs to be deleted. Third, inner rim diameters don't provide a "richer tone"; richness of tone, as well as brightness or darkness are largely effected by cup size and possibly, backbore. Nor do smaller diameters necessarily assist with upper range playing; plenty of high note players use medium and even larger inner diameters, but generally will opt for shallower cups to facilitate range. In other words, cup size is more a significant factor regarding high or low note production than 'rim size'.Ronsword (talk) 21:31, 22 September 2014 (UTC)