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Thread: Stainless Steel Mouthpieces

  1. Stainless Steel Mouthpieces

    I love my stainless steel Loud mouthpiece. To me it does really seem to project every lip vibration into the horn. I think I want to move to a larger size. Seems the Loud website is not working. Looking at these two alternatives Kelly and Giddings. Any advice?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Dumfries, VA (Potomac Shores)
    I'd stick with Giddings or even Michael Parker. Both GREAT products and super nice gentlemen to work with.
    Brandon Jones
    Principal Euphonium - The United States Air Force Band, Washington, D.C.
    Principal/Solo Euphonium - Brass of the Potomac
    S. E. Shires Artist & Clinician
    Mercer & Barker Signature Artist

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Indianapolis area
    Loud have ceased production due to some family-related issues.
    Jim Williams N9EJR (love 10 meter CW)
    Shires Q41, Yamaha 321
    Yamaha 621 Baritone
    Wick 4AL or Alliance E3A
    Conn 50H trombone, Blue P-bone

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Harrisonburg, VA
    I played a Parker Mouthpiece for a while and really liked it! I'd also recommend checking out Michael Parker's products.
    Sean Breast
    DMA Euphonium Performance - James Madison University '22
    Adams Custom E3, SS Bell - Denis Wick SM3.5
    Edwards T350-HB - Warburton Gail Robertson Signature
    Edwards B454-V - Greg Black 1 1/8G
    BAC Custom Shires Straight Tenor - Schilke 47C4
    ...and random others

  5. Once I tried my first Giddings mp I was sold. After much experimentation my favorites are GW102 on my Adams, and Kadja-M (medium shank) my old Besson. GW-103 and Carbonaria are also great if you are looking for something bigger.

  6. Thanks, I’ll check out Parker.

  7. Thanks, will do.

  8. I saw the Carbonaria on their site. Looked good. Think they will let me try or return for refund if I don’t like one?

  9. #9
    The Carbonaria is a really, really deep mouthpiece. I bought one used to see what the mystique was, but quickly sold it. Also, the LOUDs were heavyweight and the GWs much lighter, which can affect how the mouthpiece "feels" to the player.

    I would make sure you can return it if it doesn't work for you.


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