I'm looking to buy a mouthpiece (Prestige 2Wfl) for my Conn Vintage One flugel without success... So browsing on Ebay I'm noticing these french handcrafted wooden ones and I'm curious. Has anyone tried one?
Aussie Tuba - may I ask where you purchased your mouthpiece from please? Sounds interesting!I am using a Mouthpiece made from Stainless Steel. The advertising said that more vibrations created by the lips were funnelled into it and less vibration was lost because it was much harder than Brass with either silver or gold plate.
My register was extended both lower and higher by the use of this mouthpiece, and sound improved. I can only assume that using a softer materiel like wood could do the reverse.
I have seen some Tuba mouthpieces made from timber and have not thought about using one.
Interesting that my experience is as the manufacturers themselves describe, though I didn't view it in the positive light that they attempt to promote. I suspect that (as with many things in this line) what suits, works for or appeals to one individual will not to another. You might have to take the plunge, part with some cash and see how you like it. You may be lucky and find it's the cats conkers.
The touch feels softer and less slippery than a plated brass
Thank you 2T. I bought mine through Etsy. Took weeks for the french postal service but then there were political events over there at the time.Good luck with the new mouthpiece.
I had a look on eBay to check them (?) out and discovered that pieces are made for other brass instruments as well (Tenor Trombone / Euphonium Wooden mouthpiece 6B Jeu-Naturel Handcraft). At about £50 including delivery they're not a casual buy but roughly the same as a reasonable brass one.