Could someone do a review of yamaha cornet moutpieces for me ... please im interested in other people's opinions of them.
Not surprising you're comfortable in the upper register with that combination....I played a DW5 20 years ago....on sop!!!So I moved to a Denis Wick 4b, and found the width too much as I found it difficult to stop air loss from the side of my mouth.
I then bought a Xeno and used the mouthpiece that came with it (DK is it?), which again was a nice sound but too wide for me and I struggled. When I moved onto front row I changed (again!) to a Denis Wick 5b, which is great. Has taken me a few months to get used to it but now I've been using it consistently since the summer I'm starting to see a massive improvement in my playing and, the best thing for me, consistency in the higher register.
Its not the diameter its the gap.Hi Lynda
I play on a Yamaha 16E. I find it very comfortable to play on. I have had no problems in the Upper or Lower register with it and IMHO I think it produces a lovely sound when used on a Yamaha Cornet.
1 thing to take in to consideration is the make of maouth piece in relation to the make of cornet. e.g. Besson - English made Instrument - best used with an english made MP, Yamaha - Japanese Made Instrument - Best used with a Japanese MP etc. DW mouthpieces do come in English Diameters and non English Diameters.
If that makes sense