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Chuck Findley 66S Plastic Top

USD $105.00
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Product Overview

Top 10 Mouthpiece! - Similar to Schilke 14A4A, Bach 3D, Monette B4L - Excellent choice for a lead mouthpiece to complement a Bach 1-1/2C, Bach 3C, or similar “legit” mouthpiece

 Highlights:  

  • S cup similar to a Schilke 14A4A cup
  • Excellent projection, slightly less support in upper register than the ES cup
  • Less prone to bottoming out than the ES cup
  • Excellent for lead when a solid mid to low register is also desired
  • Works well for piccolo trumpet when a brighter sound with more projection is desired
  • Surprisingly good low register for an extra shallow lead mouthpiece

Specifications:  

  • Inner Diameter: .660 inches measured .04 inches into the cup
  • Outer Diameter: 1.114 inches
  • Cup Depth: S (Shallow) cup (similar to a Schilke or Yamaha 14A4A, Warburton SV, Reeves S, Bach 3D, or GR S cup)
  • Excellent mouthpiece for commercial lead and also for pit and pops
  • The Wedge rim produces a much better lower register than comparable mouthpieces of this cup depth - low range sounds more like a Bach 3C then it does like a lead mouthpiece
  • Also a mouthpiece for Piccolo trumpet if one prefers a shallow cup
  • Backbore: Best used on a S (Small) backbore which can be purchased here

Material: Trumpet tops can be made in either Delrin or Acrylic plastic. Here is a comparison of their characteristics:

  • Delrin:
  • Feels softer on the chops because it has more give than metal. This is a great advantage for players with braces.
  • Not as slippery as silver, giving more grip.
  • Added grip makes Delrin mouthpieces feel smaller than their metal counterparts with the same size designation.
  • Not as smooth as metal, so some players may feel slight chop irritation for the first day or two while they adjust.
  • More comfortable to play in cold weather because they feel warm on the chops.
  • Plastic mouthpieces are more responsive than brass, making soft entries more secure.
  • Articulation less crisp with less point at the front of the note compared to brass.
  • Darker sound than brass.
  • Less core in the sound compared to brass.
  • Sounds darker than brass mouthpiece when used with brass or stainless steel backbore.
  • Acrylic:
  • Feels softer than brass but less soft and Delrin on the chops.
  • Less slippery than metal but more slippery than Delrin.
  • Grip intermediate between Delrin and silver.
  • Feel slightly smaller than the metal counterparts.
  • Smoother than Delrin, very similar to silver.
  • Comfortable to play in cold weather.
  • Responsive to soft articulation.
  • Articulation is clearer than Delrin, very similar to metal.
  • Sound is slightly darker than brass and brighter than Delrin.
  • More core in the sound than Delrin, but not as much core as metal.
  • Sounds very similar to brass when used with brass or stainless steel backbore.

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