Plastic Mouthpieces

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Playabit, Feb 4, 2011.

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  1. Playabit

    Playabit Member

    Having played brass instruments for over 30yrs and always been the traditional type..lol.. I was wondering what the thoughts are on those Plastic Mouthpieces that you see now, are they any good, is there any benefit other than not freezing your lip off when out in the cold?
     
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  3. Bayerd

    Bayerd Active Member

    Not as heavy to carry with you when guesting (I bet this is an important requirement to a bass player).

    They're cheap too.

    The clear ones help with embochure placement as you can see what it's doing, or see how much food is flying down the instrument.....
     
  4. Playabit

    Playabit Member

    Thats one bonus to it...lol...:D
     
  5. Euphgit

    Euphgit Member

    Great for beginners, cos they can take a fair bit of abuse, won't chip and are cheap to replace. Also good for outdoors work for similar reasons and the cold thing.

    For serious playing though, I've always found they aren't very good. Poor intonation and they just generally don't feel quite right
     
  6. Aussie Tuba

    Aussie Tuba Member

    There has been other threads on Plastic Mouthpeices but I am not able to find the link. Maybe a mod can help.
     
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