mouthpiece boosters - do they work ?

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Farmer Giles, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. Farmer Giles

    Farmer Giles Member

    hi all
    similar to the tone collar thread i guess.....

    do they actually do any good, or are they "placebo" (sp?) add ons ?

    thanks for your replies
  2. Bass Trumpet

    Bass Trumpet Active Member

    Hi, Yes they do work. However, it's often the case that you might not actually want to make the change in sound. Personally, I never liked the Denis Wick Heavytop mouthpieces as the increased vibration feedback gave me a headache! The new Heritage mouthpieces are very dense at the shank, but very thin near the rim - I very good compromise if you ask me. I'm currently reviewing them for the British Trombone Society rag mag, so I've got a few of them to try out over the next few weeks.

    I notice you play with Hunmanby. Please pass on my best wishes to Ernie!