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Dago
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2024 1:30 am    Post subject: Piccolo Mouthpieces Reply with quote

Hi
I'm looking for advice on piccolo tpt (Cornet shank)
mouthpieces. I've tried a schilke 14 and now a VB 7E but not happy with the sound which constricts in the higher register. Strangely enough, I find my VB 1c gives me the sound I like but is this too big to work in the upper register?

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2024 2:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Schilke 11A and 11Ax are good pic pieces that would be between the 14 and Bach 7E sizes you've tried. I've also found the Yamaha 11C4, which has a little more cup volume than the 11A, good for piccolo work where I want a fuller/warmer sound.

I personally would struggle with endurance on a 1C but I think I recall from the interviews in Hickman's "Piccolo Trumpet Big Book" that a few of the players he talked to did use pieces in that size so no reason it couldn't work if you can play efficiently on a 1C.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2024 3:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Curry "P" Cornet piece is designed for picc.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2024 7:36 am    Post subject: piccolo mouthpieces Reply with quote

Hello all,
I played the Schilke 11AX for the longest time. Ordered an 11BX just to get a warmer sound. I have also used Warburton 5SV, 6S and 6SV cups with some degree of success. The SV cups seem to work with soprano Eb also with a 13B.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2024 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I have too much lip intrusion to get along with most dedicated picc pieces. Best I've found so far is a Yamaha 11B4 long shank. It definitely sounds better for me than the A-cups I struggle with.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2024 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've played Reeves 41 rims for a very long time and I really like my Reeves 41SV Gold Plate Cornet shank for brighter, higher playing, but a rare departure from my otherwise Reeves selection is a Schilke 11AX Gold Plate cornet shank that I am playing more often lately. I have more color control with the Schilke plus lots of endurance compared to the Reeves. Adapting to the somewhat different feel was relatively easy and switching back and forth is seamless, at least in my experience.

Christian K. Peters wrote:

...Ordered an 11BX just to get a warmer sound..


Thanks for the insight! I will certainly give the 11BX a shot! That and the Red Brass bell on my picc may be a great combo for a darker sound!

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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2024 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just got an Austin Custom Brass 1.25 Studio with a long shank C1 Backbore. I am amazed at how much better it is on Piccolo than anything I have had before. Still in honeymoon phase, so take it for what it is. Recommended by Josh at ACB. I am playing a Kanstul 920.
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2024 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am definitely still very immature on the piccolo. I bought a P5-4 and tried the Yamaha 14B4 and was not happy with the sound production. Recently purchased a Schilke 14A4x and a Bach 7EW. Both are much better than the 14B4 with the Schilke just edging out the Bach. The tone production and 'blow' on the Schilke is so much better!
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2024 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found GR piccolo mouthpieces to work much better for me than Bach or Stork on a Schilke P5-4. For me they were really worth the premium price.
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