Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Bbmad, Nov 16, 2014.

  1. Bbmad

    Bbmad Active Member

    I have been wondering for quite a while now. Which is the best mouthpiece?
  2. John_D

    John_D Member

    The one that you feel most comfortable with - going to be different for everyone, and for every instrument.
  3. Ianroberts

    Ianroberts Well-Known Member

    Will be hard finding one that fits your big gob !

  4. Bbmad

    Bbmad Active Member

  5. Tom-King

    Tom-King Well-Known Member

    Not sure I totally agree with this - what feels most comfortable won't necessarily play best.
    For example, I find a Schilke 14a4 comfortable, but I don't like the tone I get, nor is my articulation clean enough or my intonation reliable enough.

    I'd consider all mouthpieces a compromise - the "best" is whichever gives you good intonation, articulation and flexibility (useless withoutthese 3 IMHO) and the best comprise between a warm, sweet tone (deep) and stability in the high range (shallower).
    There is no perfect mouthpiece, simply ones that work for the individual player and ones that don't.
  6. Basstiger

    Basstiger Member

    Gob as in gobiron.........mouth as in mouthpiece
  7. mikelyons

    mikelyons Supporting Member

    For me, the best mouthpiece is one where the inane chatter is kept in the Random section and the rehearsal room is maintained as the place for serious conversations about banding.

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