Plastic mouthpieces!!

Discussion in ' User Reviews' started by smila, Sep 25, 2006.

  1. smila

    smila Member

    The bass player in my band has just bought a plastic mouthpiece... nobody try it!
    His playing has got from bad to worse, and apparently so has his ear. He can't hear any difference!
  2. SuperMosh

    SuperMosh New Member

    our Bb player has placcy kelly mouthpieces, have had a blow on them myself and although fairly comfy and less 'harsh' than the DW3l I am currently on, I wasn't impressed.

    Having said that, our chap doesn't seem to suffer with his and plenty of players seem to have them. Maybe your bass player didn't adapt to the change or is too used to a hunk of metal on his chops?
  3. trumpetmike

    trumpetmike Well-Known Member

    I have been very impressed with the cornet ones (and the trumpet ones). Not necessarily what I would choose for everyday use, but definitely a good cheap option, especially for those who suffer from allergic reactions to certain metals.

    Just remember - if it doesn't work for one particular player this does not mean that it is useless for everyone - just because you can't wear size 12 shoes, this doesn't mean that nobody should wear them.
  4. zak

    zak Member

    How on earth can you make a sweeping statement like NOBODY TRY IT??????

    Unless I have read wrong you are not even the person who have played on the mouthpiece in question. As already mentioned previously, what's good for one is not necessarily good for another!!! I know a lot of people who find plastic mouthpieces ok.

    Incidently, I have played on a plexi-glass mouthpiece for the past 5 years as did the solo euphonium at Grimethorpe for a quite a while so perhaps non-metal mouthpieces can't be that bad??????????????

    Just my thoughts :clap:
  5. jingleram

    jingleram Active Member

    Woo I think the Kelly's mouthpieces are great! Although by all accounts the bass mouthpieces seem not to be worth talking about, generally all the others seem to be good! My one is fantastic for outdoor jobbies. Haven't found a plastic mouthpiece for percussion yet though, maybe Kelly's don't make them?
  6. matthetimp

    matthetimp Member

    mmmm I get less coldsore's since i have used a plastic mouthpiece and as a result can play more than i used to. isn't a plastic mouthpiece a good option for people who are allergic to metal mouthpieces?
  7. Ha funny ha. Actually, we were ahead of the game. Swannee whisltles and duck whistles have been plastic for a number of years.
  8. matthetimp

    matthetimp Member

    It wasn't a joke I am serious. I am a grade 7 cornet player as well as a perc player
  9. Matthetimp, I was replying to jingleram but your reply got in first.
  10. matthetimp

    matthetimp Member

    What's jingleram?
  11. Bass Man

    Bass Man Active Member

    I've tried a plastic mouthpiece on both the Eb and Bb Bass and found it to be no good at all.
  12. jingleram

    jingleram Active Member

    That would be me!!!!!!! :D
  13. super_sop

    super_sop Supporting Member

    up untill recently i used a JK (Josef Klier) mouth piece on my Bb cornet and loved it.

    i did try a kelly but just couldnt get on with it.

    the materials both manufacturters use are different.

    have a look at their wesite, its pretty informative.
  14. zak

    zak Member

    I was not trying to use the JK plexi-glass mouthpiece I use as a comparative to the Kelly mouthpiece as they are totally different as the price of each will show. I was just merely making the observation that NON-METAL mouthpieces are ok in my opinion, and also that of some very experienced bandspeople I know/have played along side.

    Ps... I know quite a few bass players who find the Kelly ok, admittedly a lot use it mainly for outdoor playing to avoid chapped lips, but nevertheless have no problem with it.

    Cheers :tup
  15. Tromgod

    Tromgod Member

    I have used a Kelly plastic mouthpiece on tenor trom on several occasions and found them to be very good.

    I might not choose to use it all of the time but it's very useful for cold gigs and as a second mouthpiece.
  16. smila

    smila Member

    Hi guys, sorry to offend you! I didn't mean to, I just meant that our bass player is having MEGA trouble with it. You lot can be touchy!
    By the way, matthetimp, there is no need to show off about what grade you are on, it is just a certificate, and in my opinion, how you feel your playing is going is better than how an examinor does...
  17. zak

    zak Member

    Not a case of being touchy at all

    If you start threads containing sweeping statements like DON'T TRY IT about something you have not even tried yourself then you have to accept criticism etc.

    Perhaps you should think about what you type in future if you don't like differing opinions???

    Ps... your own opinion regarding the statement made by matthetimp could be construed as harsh and in your own words "touchy".

  18. Jonny5Stars

    Jonny5Stars New Member

    Admittedly mouthpieces are all down to personal preference. I haven't tried plastic. I'm currently using a gold plated DW RW4 and although I'm not convinced the pattern is right for me, I'm definitely not going back to silver or brass.
  19. persins

    persins Member

  20. SuperMosh

    SuperMosh New Member

    All this over plastic mouthpieces!