What make of tuba mouthpiece do you play on?

Discussion in 'theMouthPiece.com User Reviews' started by Northants_tuba, Oct 13, 2004.


What type of tuba mouthpiece do you use?

  1. Perantucci

    11 vote(s)
  2. Denis Wick

    24 vote(s)
  3. Courtois

    0 vote(s)
  4. Vincent Bach

    16 vote(s)
  5. Other

    9 vote(s)
  1. Ste69

    Ste69 Member

    East Yorkshire
    I managed eventually to arrange the loan of a Perantucci PT-84. - Almost identical to a 24AW but the cushion is narrower and therefore doesn't stick up my nose as the Bach did.

    Love the mouthpiece though and am (hopefully) going to purchase it from the guy who lent it to me. The sound is so much bigger but more importantly, the control I have over the production of the note. (Or maybe that's just me?????) :)

    (Richard - If you're reading this, can I buy it from you????);)
  2. nickjones

    nickjones Active Member

    North Wales
    Try Mark at Mr Tuba in Cwmbran for brand new perantucci mouthpieces..or Malcom Peach ( on tmp ) was seeling some Peratucci mouthpieces).
    I personally prefer the PT-36 use in on Eb and Bb..
  3. Scott Laskey 30H.
  4. geordiecolin

    geordiecolin Active Member

    Hetton-le-Hole, Tyne and Wear
    Wick 2L for me. Does the job really, and i'm too skint to change
  5. cobrebandnerd

    cobrebandnerd New Member

    Hurley NM
    An amazing discovery

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  6. JDH

    JDH Member

    Bach 24AW

    I started using the Bach 24AW on advice at a Black Dyke Summer school about 15 years ago and have been using ever since.

    In the last year I have tried out several different tuba mouthpieces, but always come back to my faithful 24AW - gives me the sound I want and the control throughout the range. I find with even a slightly larger cup I get unintended vibrato in the low register!

    Strange - mouthpiece choice is such a personal thing!
  7. Neil Glynn

    Neil Glynn Member

    Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
    Whenever I end up playing a Bass I borrow a Perantucci PT24+, fantastic for EEb Bass, loads of power but easily controlled. I find it much easier to pitch on this MP than with a Dennis Wick or a VB.
  8. yorkie19

    yorkie19 Active Member

    Dennis Wick 2XL for me. Works everytime.
  9. big phat bass boy

    big phat bass boy Member

    I play on a 1L for Bb and 3AL on the rare occassions i play Eb. I also have a purple Kelly based on Bach 18. Great for playing outside as it dosen't get cold, get some strange looks though.
  10. B'aht a band

    B'aht a band Member

    Belfast, Northern Ireland
    I used a Denis Wick 4 for ages, then switched to a 1L... I don't/can't change cos change scares me!!!

    And I'm too lazy!! :oops:
  11. Darth_Tuba

    Darth_Tuba Active Member

    Originally used a wick 3L when I was playing on a sov, then changed later to a Bach 18, which I was happy with. On changing instrument to a Yamaha Maestro I didn't find the bach as good however (probably to do with the very noticable difference in bore size on the Maestro) so have been using the Yamaha 66D4 since then. Decided I fancied a change recently so am having a do on a Dillon-Sheridan S3.
  12. Sop_Or_Bass?

    Sop_Or_Bass? Member

    Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
    Playing a VB 24AW replica and get on with it OK. Interested in the comments on the Perantucci though.

    Find that I get an occassional buzz/struggle to keep on Cs-Es in the mid to upper stave with the BBb, and probably nothing to do with the mouthpiece, just my playing! - Anyone any tips to resolve this problem (other than just giving up/going back to sop!)?
  13. hj&jt

    hj&jt New Member

    Because i am now practically retired ( me & the missis played in the same band, no babysitter, i lost) and don't have access to a bass, i now play on a Dennis Wick 3SL on e flat and Vincet Bach 24 on b flat. Don't really need to practice at all
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