Posted by Jay Bertolet on June 27, 2002 at 10:00:45:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: Re: Mouthpiece in my chin posted by MA on June 27, 2002 at 09:38:03:
About this much ]---[. ;-)
Sorry, couldn't resist!
A "bit" is a tubular piece of brass, usually about 3-4 inches in length and doglegged in shape, that you plug into the mouthpiece receiver of a tuba to extend the leadpipe and allow the player to adjust mouthpiece position to the desired place. Sometimes, as is the case with the Conn 2XJ horns, this also affects intonation. Usually, we talk about bits in relation to sousaphones and the bits (usually two of them) allow the player to bring the mouthpiece to a comfortable playing position.