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Thread: Denis Wick SM ULTRA4 XR

  1. Quote Originally Posted by snorlax View Post
    daniel76309:"it might be good but is almost comical how many names and letters this mouthpiece has."

    ...and each name/letter adds $32.75 to the price.

    ha ha

  2. Quote Originally Posted by Jasonium View Post
    They are basically taking a page from Apple’s book of bad naming.

    SM4 XS MAX ULTRA R with Liquid Retina (tm) bore shape - the sports car of mouthpieces.
    Now with optional racing stripes and a spoiler. Also, feel the VTEC kick in, yo, for the high notes.
    Whatever you lose, you'll find it again. What you throw away, you'll never get back.

    -- Kenshin Himura




    1974 B & H Imperial / Bach 3G -- no LTE mouthpieces for me!

  3. #13
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    Both the problems it purports to solve relate to me. I'm very interested but as said above, no medium shank for now. I currently play the 4MX. My range is fine, solid to Db concert but it can be taxing. Brass Band euphonium parts often have a lot of notes above the treble clef staff.

  4. #14
    Seems like this may be more similar to the Alliance DC3 than the previous SM4X.

  5. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by TheJH View Post
    Steven posted on Facebook that he developed the 4XR for "extended works which seem 'designed' to crush my embouchure."
    So...UFO Concerto, then?
    Frost School of Music (UMiami) - BM Euphonium Performance '21


    Besson Prestige 2052 Euphonium - Alliance DC2
    Bach 50B3 Bass Trombone - Denis Wick 00AL
    Olds P-16 "Custom" Trombone - Yamaha 48

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    Quote Originally Posted by miketeachesclass View Post
    Seems like this may be more similar to the Alliance DC3 than the previous SM4X.
    The DC3 didn't do it for me.

    DG
    We occasionally drink from the fountain of madness...

    1966 Besson 181 highly modified New Standard, early model Wick 4AL
    1918 Hawkes & Son euph 3&1 original
    1917 Conn C/D/Eb mellophone original
    1915 York Bb tenorhorn original, Bach 5GS

  7. #17
    "Perhaps it doesnt have the weight of sound in the lower register of the regular U4X..."

    Perhaps it doesn't work well for all around use....

  8. #18
    I really like the rim contour and cup on the DC3, but feel the throat is small. Maybe this will be my solution. I’ll let you all know how it goes when it arrives.

    Or, maybe it’ll be one more in the “sell” pile.

    Quote Originally Posted by highpitch View Post
    The DC3 didn't do it for me.

    DG
    Mike Taylor
    Adams E3 - SS Bell/Brushed Lacquer - Custom short valve set
    Adams E3 - SS Bell/Brushed Lacquer - Standard valves - FOR SALE
    Besson BE2056 Baritone
    Illinois Brass Band
    Fox Valley Brass Band

  9. Hi Guys. Anyone tried a SM4XR mouthpiece yet ?

  10. #20
    I have not. I just went on (as someone else here put it) mouthpiece safari, and settled upon one I like. I don’t anticipate looking for another mouthpiece anytime soon. I now have some (four) spare mouthpieces from which I, or either of my two sons, can select as needed. The Ultra SM4X is among those that didn’t make my cut.
    Clayton M.
    Musician for Fun
    Euphonium Newbie - XO 1270S
    Trumpet Novice - XO 1602RS

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