Long shank mouthpiece

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Barreltone, May 21, 2008.

  1. Barreltone

    Barreltone New Member

    I recently bought my daughter a Virtuosi cornet, which she is very pleased with, but the supplied mouthpiece is quite shallow compared to the Dennis Wick 4 she normally uses.

    The original mouthpiece is a long shank type so using the DW4 means having the main tuning slide a long way out.

    Question - does anybody know of a long shank mouthpiece that is roughly equivalent to the Dennis Wick 4?

  2. Hells Bones

    Hells Bones Active Member

    Do DW do a long shank mouthpiece?
  3. Bass Trumpet

    Bass Trumpet Active Member

    Is this a problem? If your tuning slide is out a long way, the only difference is that you will need to re-adjust the other slides to compensate, but other than that, there's no reason to worry. A lot of players naturally blow a bit sharp and need to have the tuning/other slides out a long way.

    If you feel that it really is a problem, could I suggest talking to Shawn at Virtuosi? He's a genuinely nice guy and I'm sure he would be happy to offer advice on the subject and might offer a possible solution.

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