I need a large, heavy mouthpiece.

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Posted by Andy Weldon on February 03, 2003 at 21:22:10:

Right now I have a Doug Elliot mouthpiece. It is two sizes bigger that the biggest one he's ever made, and this is because of my large lips and my underbite. The 130 is 33mm, the 132 is 33.5mm, and I have a 138. I can only assume that it is 35mm. I like it, however, I just bought a Kalison Daryl Smith CC tuba, and I have been told that I need a heavier mouthpiece to focus my tone. I would have to agree, because I compared by Doug to a wierd, can-shaped mouthpiece. It helped my tone, but it was a little on the small side. I have also heard praise of the bowl shaped cups conpared to the funnel shaped. Right now the only one that I have found that comes close to what I might need is the PT-86 and PT-88. I would like any suggestions, opinions or ideas on what kind of mouthpiece would suit a large-lipped individual such as myself. Thanks.

Andy Weldon
Music Ed Major,
Southwest Missouri State University

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