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Thread: Mouthpiece Recommendations

  1. #31
    Quote Originally Posted by miketeachesclass View Post
    Did you go with the M top, or maybe the new GVL?

    Which backbore? I’ve found that they make a big difference with the AR pieces.
    I went for the M top (26mm). It feels and looks slightly wider than the DC3 I also have, and the sound is significantly more resonant. There's a clue there somewhere.... Backbone is the large, to compensate for the narrower throat than I am used to.

    I'm tempted to get a ML as well, but with a M backbone rather than the large I have with the M.

    I fancy the look of the GVL but need more info before I send Tony another £400!

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    Last edited by Magikarp; 06-01-2022 at 05:09 PM.
    Adams E2 0.80 Yellow Brass, Satin Lacquer, Blue Abalone Buttons
    AR Resonance M Top / L Backbore Gold Plated Phosphor Bronze

  2. That’s the only downside, is that they’re so expensive! However, I love the multiple options the offer, I’ll send them an email to get more information if I end up going the Resonance route.
    Adams E1 Gold Brass Bell and SS Leadpipe
    Undergrad at Angelo State
    Future TA at University of Oklahoma

  3. #33
    (Directed at magikarp - quoting didnít work on mobile) I donít know what customs would be like, but I could be convinced to send you some AR parts to try if youíd like.

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    Where does one buy an Alliance mouthpiece in the States?

  5. #35
    Quote Originally Posted by randy711 View Post
    Where does one buy an Alliance mouthpiece in the States?
    Dillon carries some of them, I believe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davewerden View Post
    Dillon carries some of them, I believe.
    Thank you! I checked there first but they are out of stock. Childsí website has some so I may go with that.

  7. #37
    Quote Originally Posted by randy711 View Post
    Thank you! I checked there first but they are out of stock. Childsí website has some so I may go with that.
    I have also occasionally ordered from Thomann, or direct from Alliance, even though Iím in the USA.

    What are you looking for specifically?
    Last edited by miketeachesclass; 06-06-2022 at 02:47 PM. Reason: Spelling

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    I actually used Thomann! Iím glad you recommended them because after I ordered it, I immediately got worried since I was unfamiliar with the company! They said it would get here Thursday, which seems crazy fast!

    I ordered a DC-4. About 6 years ago, I went through every mouthpiece I could get my hands on but this wasnít on the list (I think because it didnít exist then?). I landed on a Bach 5G Bach then. With all the nice things I have seen here about the DCís, I want to give it a spin!

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    I should also mention Iím planning a purchase an Adams E2 or 3. Seems like a lot of folks like the combo and itís also fun to buy new gear!

  10. #40
    My very brief thoughts,

    Mouthpieces are a very personal things, and we need to find what works for US personally. That being said, Mercer & Barker is doing amazing things. For wind band playing, I would look at the Brandon Jones pieces without a doubt. It's a hybrid of the Bowman and Schilke 51D. Absolutely amazing in feel and core sound produced. For brass band playing, I am very partial to the Wick mouthpieces. Namely the SMX line. Just my preferences though.
    Ben Dawley
    Music Director
    Solo Euphonium, Mid-Michigan Brass Band
    Principal Euphonium, Midland Concert Band
    Euphonium, Chemical City Band

    Shires Q41 SM

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