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Thread: Denis Wick SM6U (British Baritone)

  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by ametropia View Post
    I just received my Stork T1 today and I can honestly say this is the most perfect mouthpiece for me, I'm very excited and I'm glad I took a chance on it!
    Nice to hear. Please let us know here how it works for you after some more playing time.

  2. #22
    I enter into this discussion to give a personal opinion different from those who have written here.
    I mainly play the euphonium, the baritone I use it mainly for marching services. When I purchased it, a few years ago, it came with a DW 6BS mouthpiece. I tried it for a while but I understood that it would not work for me: the tone I get is good, but it's top small, I can not make my chops vibrate properly, especially in the low register, and its narrow border limits the my stamina, so I bought the K&G 4B, the biggest measure they have for baritone. This mouthpiece has a shallow cup which gives a sound top light that I do not like at all, moreover I still feel too small, so I bought a piece for trombone, the K&G 3C (I wanted a D cup, deeper than C, but it is not produced with little shank). This mouthpiece met my needs for support and size, but it still did not give me the sound I wanted to achieve with baritone, so I decided to personally modify the profile and depth of the cup. The operation has an extraordinary result, much better than I could imagine: I got the perfect mouthpiece ( for me) for the baritone which I also tried, with an adapter, even on the euphonium with satisfactory results. This new prototype, compared to DW 6BS, has a wider cup( 26,4 mm vs 25,4 mm), a border wider than 1 mm, a large throat (7,2 mm vs 6,6 mm), while the depth is almost the same. I enclose a photo: upper the DW, down the K&G.

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    Last edited by franz; 02-10-2019 at 10:41 AM.
    Besson Prestige 2052,3D K&G mouthpiece;JP373 baritone,T4C K&G mouthpiece;Bach 42GO trombone,T4C K&G mouthpiece

  3. #23
    Is the Stork T1 that some have recommecded the heavy or light weght? Is it the standard or symphonic backbore? With those options there are really 4 different Stork T1s.

  4. #24
    The one I chose is a heavy weight and it is a standard not a symphonic.
    "Thig crioch air an saoghal, ach mairidh gaol is cel."
    "The end (of the world) will come, but love and music live forever."

    Wessex BR140-S w/Stork T1 (possibly selling)
    Besson New Standard (3v-comp 1978) w/SM4

  5. #25
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    Quote Originally Posted by ametropia View Post
    The one I chose is a heavy weight and it is a standard not a symphonic.
    Exactly the same for me

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