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Thread: The Bach "Artisan" and my New Standard

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    The Bach "Artisan" and my New Standard

    I've played on an Artisan 5G for some time now, and find it much different than the 'regular' 5G.

    So far, it's preferred over my Wick 4AL.

    Dennis
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    What do you feel are the main differences between the Artisan and standard 5G?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheJH View Post
    What do you feel are the main differences between the Artisan and standard 5G?
    Here's the description from the Bach website:
    Artisan mouthpieces combine the playability of Bach’s Classic inner cup dimensions with the softer rim designs and greater outside mass of his early mouthpieces.
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    According to my wife, the tone is fuller than with the 4AL.

    My chops last longer with it, too.

    DG
    1966 Besson 181 highly modified New Standard
    1918 Hawkes & Son euph 3&1 original
    1915 York Bb tenorhorn original

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    How does it compare to the Curry 5G pictured above?
    Richard

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    Hello HighPitch, I'd be interested in your own comparative impressions of the Artisan vs 4AL.... For what you hear, what are the tonal differences between the two.... High range, midrange, compensated region above pedal, pedal notes, sub-pedal compensated notes?

    G.
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    I had a Curry 5G. From what I could tell, it was identical to a Bach 5G. Neither was a good as the Wick.

    The main difference from a regular 5G is a 'richer' tone with the Artisan. it's responsive to easier dynamic changes, and seems to allow me to fill the horn with less air.

    The old standby 4AL does have a bit of an edge with fast articulation for me, but that is wholly a subjective observation on my part.

    I'm not known for lightning fast tonging anyway, so it is a moot point here.

    Dennis
    Last edited by highpitch; 09-09-2021 at 10:34 PM.
    1966 Besson 181 highly modified New Standard
    1918 Hawkes & Son euph 3&1 original
    1915 York Bb tenorhorn original

  8. I had a Curry 5G. From what I could tell, it was identical to a Bach 5G.
    Thanks. I've always wondered. The Artisan sounds like a winner.
    Richard

    1935 Conn 64I Baritone
    Mouthpieces: Too many to list and growing

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    I've tried mouthpiece after mouthpiece, and keep coming back to my trusty 4AL. Glad this one is working well for you!
    Sterling Virtuoso Euphonium, Denis Wick 4AL

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    As I've always said, MP's are like underwear; you roll with what works for you.

    DG
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    1918 Hawkes & Son euph 3&1 original
    1915 York Bb tenorhorn original

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