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  • miketeachesclass
    Senior Member
    • Feb 2016
    • 461

    #16
    Just curious whether anyone has heard anything about this new mouthpiece design.

    Thanks!
    Mike
    Mike Taylor

    Illinois Brass Band
    Fox Valley Brass Band

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    • davewerden
      Administrator
      • Nov 2005
      • 11137

      #17
      Originally posted by miketeachesclass View Post
      Just curious whether anyone has heard anything about this new mouthpiece design.
      Not really and new data, but I see the mouthpiece is on Mead's website now. Here is the 4XR

      https://www.euphoniumstore.net/mouth...xr-gold-plated
      Dave Werden (ASCAP)
      Euphonium Soloist, U.S. Coast Guard Band, retired
      Adams Artist (Adams E3)
      Alliance Mouthpiece DC3, Wick 4AL, Wick 4ABL
      YouTube: dwerden
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      • miketeachesclass
        Senior Member
        • Feb 2016
        • 461

        #18
        Hi Dave!

        I think Steve's new mouthpiece is actually different than the XR series - the XR is a slightly modified ultra with a rounder rim, but his "new" piece I think was still under development with Denis Wick.

        Thanks,
        Mike

        Originally posted by davewerden View Post
        Not really and new data, but I see the mouthpiece is on Mead's website now. Here is the 4XR

        https://www.euphoniumstore.net/mouth...xr-gold-plated
        Mike Taylor

        Illinois Brass Band
        Fox Valley Brass Band

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        • davewerden
          Administrator
          • Nov 2005
          • 11137

          #19
          Originally posted by miketeachesclass View Post
          Hi Dave!

          I think Steve's new mouthpiece is actually different than the XR series - the XR is a slightly modified ultra with a rounder rim, but his "new" piece I think was still under development with Denis Wick.

          Thanks,
          Mike
          Thanks, Mike. I may have dropped a detail or two in my recollection!
          Dave Werden (ASCAP)
          Euphonium Soloist, U.S. Coast Guard Band, retired
          Adams Artist (Adams E3)
          Alliance Mouthpiece DC3, Wick 4AL, Wick 4ABL
          YouTube: dwerden
          Facebook: davewerden
          Twitter: davewerden
          Instagram: davewerdeneuphonium

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          • Micah.Dominic.Parsons-OFFLINE
            Senior Member
            • Jun 2020
            • 217

            #20
            Hello everyone,

            The SM4XR is an absolutely incredible mouthpiece! I have personally seen and tested the new Steven Mead Prototype Mouthpiece I can say it is a really incredible mouthpiece which I am really looking forward to seeing produced.

            Best Wishes,

            Micah Dominic Parsons

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            • Knut Arne
              Junior Member
              • May 2021
              • 1

              #21
              Hi, I would advise you to try out the Patrik Randefalk-mouthpiece if you are looking for a mouthpiece that helps with intonation (those terrible 6th partials, especially on the Prestige 2052), provides a full and rich euphonium sound and helps with an even tone in all registers. Personally I use the R3-model (same rimsize as DW4, i.e 26mm). It works extremely well on large-bore Symphonic trombone, too...very nice to have all notes work on the same positions. Very good projection, also. I will try to post a few pictures. Just send Patrik a message through Facebook....he is the sweetest guy who answers all questions and explains...a true euphonium-geek (in the most positive way)...also when he played more actively than now he had the best sound I have ever heard on euph(!)

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              • guidocorona
                Senior Member
                • Jun 2018
                • 483

                #22
                What came of the Mead Mythos project?

                G.
                M5050L - DC2&3, SM2&4U, BT16, Carbonaria Heavy & New
                Wessex EP104 Festivo - available
                Carolbrass CCR7772 Bb cornet - Available

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                • deVisée
                  Junior Member
                  • Mar 2023
                  • 18

                  #23
                  Originally posted by Anorak-Horn View Post
                  ..., and was almost 100% settled on a Wick Ultra 5X, to replace my Bach 5G. I always loved the sound the standard Wicks gave me, but the rim always felt uncomfortable after 10 minutes of playing,...
                  I have the Wick 5XR, it is very comfortable (compared to my SM4U).
                  Adams E2 Custom Series - SS Bell
                  Besson 765 4v non-comp

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                  • euphdude
                    Senior Member
                    • Feb 2006
                    • 586

                    #24
                    Originally posted by guidocorona View Post
                    What came of the Mead Mythos project?

                    G.
                    Good question - I would assume at some point that they will be moving forward with it as Steve certainly praised it, and his opinion carries quite a bit of weight.

                    I hope that when these become available that Wick or someone else will have a booth at the conferences for these to be tried. I have tried the original AL series, the original SM series, and the original Ultra-U series. I haven't been persuaded to try the X or XR series as the descriptions say it provides more support as well as provides a more brilliant tone quality - I'm personally NOT after a more brilliant tone quality but I am sure some people are - and for those individuals, it is no wonder that these have done so well.
                    - Scott

                    Euphoniums: Dillon 967, Monzani MZEP-1150S, Dillon 1067 (kid’s horn)
                    Bass Trombones: Greenhoe GB5-3G, Getzen 1052FDR, JP232
                    King Jiggs P-bone

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                    • MDP.Micah.Dominic.Parsons
                      Member
                      • Jun 2022
                      • 35

                      #25
                      Hello everyone,

                      I am currently testing the new Steven Mead ‘prototype’ mouthpiece and I can confirm that this project is still being work on.

                      Best Wishes,

                      Micah Dominic Parsons
                      Best Wishes,

                      Micah Dominic Parsons

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                      • guidocorona
                        Senior Member
                        • Jun 2018
                        • 483

                        #26
                        Hello Mica, that's really exciting... Can you share some of your experiences with the Mythos prototype with us...

                        Playing characteristics, Tone, contrast/advantages with other Mead mouthpieces?

                        Best, Guido
                        M5050L - DC2&3, SM2&4U, BT16, Carbonaria Heavy & New
                        Wessex EP104 Festivo - available
                        Carolbrass CCR7772 Bb cornet - Available

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                        • DLTubaEuph
                          Junior Member
                          • Sep 2023
                          • 5

                          #27
                          Anybody have any more info on the new mouthpiece?

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