Posted by mike teague on December 24, 1999 at 00:14:51:
In Reply to: Ophicleide-Mouthpieces posted by Erhard Schwartz on December 22, 1999 at 16:55:34:
Many players of the day used fairly small mouthpieces fairly similar to tenor trombone m/pieces. I have a couple that I use one is a copy of an original that has a cup diameter close to a 1 1/2G bass trombone m/piece.This is unusually big for most players of the day
but since I'm a tuba player this seems to work best for me.
Cups were almost always funnel shaped and they had backbores and shanks much like
small bore tenor trombones.Mine was built about 1835 and is in low pitch ( A=438)and I modified a bass trombone mpiece for it and made it very short. If your instrument was made after about 1850 it will prolly be pitched high and the length won't matter.