Posted by Rick F. on October 31, 2003 at 09:23:22:
In Reply to: Bowman, Doug Elliot, SM Wick? posted by Ryan on October 31, 2003 at 01:29:23:
Of course everyone has different needs when it comes to a mouthpiece. I can share with you my experience with three of the four you mentioned in your post (I have not tried the Brian Bowman mpc).
My euphonium is a Yamaha 641S. I currently use a Doug Elliott mpc and like it the best. It's an LT-H cup; H-8 shank; with LT-102 rim (gold). Prior to my Elliott mpc I used a Wick 5-AL. For me this produced the best - warmest tone. But it caused me... or my horn... to play sharp on a number of notes. The Schilke 51D had better intonation but not the warm or dark tone I was looking for. I also tried the SM-4 but I heard too much air in my tone.
Hope this helps. Good luck in your search.