Posted by Winton on November 20, 1999 at 04:20:09:
In Reply to: PT50? posted by Tim C on November 20, 1999 at 00:21:16:
Yeah, I have one. It has a big bore to fit right into the B&S tubas. But a recent discovery made me see the PT-50 or other mouthpieces similar to it (deep cup) as not good (depending on what you like and want). I had played it for more than a year. The low notes are easy to hit and sounds darker. But doing dynamic contrast is hard and you get tired in the upper register faster. When I changed to the PT-84 (the "all-around" mouthpiece) I was able to be more expressive in my playing in terms of dynamics. Also, my upper register is so much easier now and I'm working on the Vaughn-Williams tuba concerto (FINALLY!). If you're playing a lot of low notes this mouthpiece is pretty good. But I'm glad I changed to a smaller cup so my playing don't sound boring.