Kelly Mouthpieces.. Gimmick or not?

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by TuTuKu, Apr 24, 2004.

  1. TuTuKu

    TuTuKu Active Member

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    http://www.kellymouthpieces.com

    wow i want one... so pretty... :shock: and only £10...

    They're supposed to be better because...

    1) they dont go cold when sat outside or in cold churches, or carroling etc etc
    2) They're more comfortable & supposedly make your lip last longer

    I would like one, but i can't help feeling they're a bit of a gimmick :?

    Has anybody got one, what do you think?
     
  2. kate_the_horn

    kate_the_horn New Member

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    my mates got one, and for all i can see its just a "resin" version of a mouthpiece!

    whats wrong with that?!

    kate xx
     
  3. Hornblower RN

    Hornblower RN Member

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    Extremely beneficial when playing in sub zero temperatures ...saves ripping your lips off!! :lol:
     
  4. satchmo shaz

    satchmo shaz Active Member

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    they are compatable with wicks and bachs and dont give you a metal allergy! :wink:
     
  5. stephen_clapton

    stephen_clapton New Member

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    Someone got me a nice purple one....... :shock:

    Apart from the colour, they are really good. Maybe the new craze will not to buy a whole set of new instruments for a band, it will be matching plastic mouthpieces!
     
  6. the fish

    the fish Member

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    Steve,

    Should fit in with our colours nicely next time you help us out!
     
  7. stephen_clapton

    stephen_clapton New Member

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    Hi Julian, im sure it would go vey well with your jackets, but the clash beween purple and our green jackets is not something that should be seen..............!!
     
  8. akwarose

    akwarose Active Member

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    i want a blue one!!!
     
  9. MoominDave

    MoominDave Well-Known Member

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    I think I've been scarred for life by growing up wearing those jackets; example: I was at a wedding yesterday, and the bridesmaids were wearing very fetching purple dresses - instant association - Wantage Silver Band. I'm sick!
     
  10. Wow..i so want one of these..Cant see one for Tenor Horn though :(
     
  11. super_sop

    super_sop Supporting Member

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    ive got a glow in the dark one. and it was greatat christmas for caroling
     
  12. the fish

    the fish Member

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    So was that your purple patch Dave??!
     
  13. TuTuKu

    TuTuKu Active Member

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    So the verdict's good then! good good i'm going to go ahead and buy one! he he wow... can't make up my mind... purple or glow in the dark?? hmmmm....

    rite have to go and get my card now...... 8)
     
  14. carlwoodman

    carlwoodman Member

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    I've got a ridiculous lime green no.18 tuba version. Don't think a 24AW version is available yet. I used it a couple of times on the ISB tour during Hallelujah Parade at the start of the 2nd half of our concerts. It certainly caused some comment! I heard one American say 'he's got a British horn but an Irish mouthpiece'!
    I've not used it outside in the cold yet but indoors it did tend to overheat after about 5 minutes use!
     
  15. Steve

    Steve Active Member

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    I use one of these and dont think they are a gimmick at all. I bought it initally a it was about £40 less than the VB i wanted and for the price I could afford to get it, not like it and sell it to a kid who thought it was cool. I love it now, it is definitely more comfortable to play on than a brass m/piece and there is no detraction from the sound or response. (And yeah, they look cool :wink: )
     
  16. Dave Euph

    Dave Euph Member

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    Wow, I really like the colours of some of them ... unfortunately they only offer VB 5G and 1.5G sizes for euphonium, and on my 4.5AL Wick mouthpiece - I'd rather not change sizes again ...

    Oh well ...
     
  17. Spanky Rear

    Spanky Rear Member

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    Kelly Mouthpieces

    ]What with global warming etc,. everyone will need them, certainly for outdoor jobs. :!:
     
  18. shawneuph

    shawneuph Supporting Member

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    You can buy the full range of kelly mouthpieces by mail order from JP Brass , look on the web site for details www.jpbrass.co.uk
     
  19. Lauradoll

    Lauradoll Active Member

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    Can you get SIMBA trumpets from there as well???

    SHAZAM!! :D
     
  20. David Robinson

    David Robinson New Member

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    <3

    Now come the part of convincing my mom to buy it for me :shock:
     
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