Posted by Gerald on May 26, 1999 at 09:52:33:
In Reply to: Mouthpiece for E-flat horn posted by Tim Cary on May 26, 1999 at 08:53:21:
I have a 1908 Holton Eb. It came with a mouthpiece. Can't tell if a different one would work better, intonation is very loose. Its a big bore for an Eb and for me the playing range is the same as I used to get with a Conn 20J BBb... But I can lip any note more than a half step, and most need some lipping for intonation. While the horn has a big bore for an Eb, the mouthpiece receiver is small and a Bb mouthpiece won't fit.
I need to check the valve stop corks and felts to see if the valves are too far off center or if the valves are just too worn to seal. It like the spit valve is leaking but its not leaking.