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Big Dave88
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:56 am    Post subject: Anyone playing on Laskey pieces? Reply with quote

After some time, I find myself firmly back on my Laskey mouthpiece. One of the most efficient mouthpieces I've played (despite its' gargantuan size); it gives a wonderful electric warmth in the sound as well as a great depth of center/core. Very resonant pieces. Probably the best mouthpieces I have played, ESPECIALLY for the price. I think, finally and assuredly, my safari is over. I have indeed settled, but without settling.

At any rate -

Just wondering if anyone else plays on them, and what feedback you can give. Its seems like I read somewhere that all the rims for a specific size are the same - (my main piece is an 84d set up for my c trumpet playing). I ask because Im looking to eventually acquire the whole(most of the) 84 series, a set setup for my Bb, and another set setup for C. I can change rims fairly well, but if I have the option too, I would like to keep things as consistent as possible.

Also, does anyone know what the inspiration was for his 84 line? Perhaps an old bach piece or something? Just curious.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laskey PIC for cornet - very efficient and responsive. Works well for piccolo, too.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 5:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laskey flugelhorn mouthpieces are among the best I've tried. I use the 50FL in my Yamaha 8315G.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I personally do not play one, but my private teacher does and she says it's "[...] the most comfortable mouthpiece [she's] ever played" and that "[She] can't play anything else now." Clearly they've gotta be killer if someone who's been playing for 40+ years refuses to try anything else...
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The lead in my Legion band plays a 70C (I think) Laskey and sounds fantastic on it. Mated to a B5 Schilke.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laskey makes the most comfortable mouthpiece I have ever tried. I played a 70C for many years. Something about the alpha angle seems to cause a long term fatigue (many months of heavy playing) problem that a Bach doesn't cause as much, which is why I stopped playing on them.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Laskey rim is a copy of a Bach 1X rim. Like "Trptca" said above, the rim is very comfy, but the really low alpha angle on this rim can be a ton of work to play for an extended period of time, and can cause fatigue problems. I tried a friend's 80MD a couple times, and it seemed like my chops would have to protrude into the cup more and more over time, in an attempt to match the sound in my head. I much prefer a Bach 1-1/4C.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 5:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are many top players who play Laskey's, for example Steve Hendrickson of the National Symphony who uses Laskey's 80C and 80MD.

A few years ago Laskey changed his rims to make them a bit rounder. I had a newer 80C for a time but the round rim did affect endurance and I have since sold that one. I do have a newer 80FL for my flugel which is fantastic. I have owned many of the older Laskey models as well (80C, 80MD, 80MC, 80B, 80* for picc) but never found one that really was to my liking - just my own personal experience. There was always something about the way I sounded on thsoe that I didn't like. I prefer the Hammond 2ML.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 5:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adam V wrote:
The Laskey rim is a copy of a Bach 1X rim.


Just doing some old reading and found this inaccurate post. Laskey's rim is not based on the 1X at all. It is the "1CH" that Scott Laskey made for Bud Herseth, which is a near-duplicate of a set of unique 1C-rimmed mouthpieces that Vincent Bach made for Herseth years before that (the "post-accident" mouthpieces). I have this very clearly in an email from Scott Laskey.

So the original Laskey 80 is the exact duplicate of the 1CH that Laskey made while at Schilke for Herseth, which also became a very popular rim in the 70s and 80s. All of the other Laskey sizes are scaled versions of that rim.

Coincidentally, the Yamaha "Bob Sullivan" also has that 1CH rim. It is a duplicate of a two-piece that Scott Laskey (while at Schilke) put together for Robert Sullivan. (For those interested, that original was a 1CH with Bach 5B underpart, 23 throat, and Bach 24 backbore).

Also, Mark Curry's 1H rim is a near-copy of a Laskey-at-Schilke made 1CH rim, but something about the alpha seems to make it feel more like a Laskey 84.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never tried any of the 80 series- that is a BIG mpc, but have for many years played the 65MC ever since Doc S. made the suggestion to me. I also occasionally use a 65FL on the flugelhorn. Great mpcs, very comfortable and in my experiece, extremely consistant.

Edit: hehehe..... Just realized this thread is over two years old!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

johntpt wrote:
There are many top players who play Laskey's, for example Steve Hendrickson of the National Symphony who uses Laskey's 80C and 80MD.

A few years ago Laskey changed his rims to make them a bit rounder. I had a newer 80C for a time but the round rim did affect endurance and I have since sold that one. I do have a newer 80FL for my flugel which is fantastic. I have owned many of the older Laskey models as well (80C, 80MD, 80MC, 80B, 80* for picc) but never found one that really was to my liking - just my own personal experience. There was always something about the way I sounded on thsoe that I didn't like. I prefer the Hammond 2ML.

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Zombie thread revival!

Quick question:

I have two Laskey 80Cs. One has slanted font and the other does not.

Is the change in font something that can be used to identify the newer rim?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I play a 50C which Laskey reamed to a 25 throat. Also a 50B which is still the stock 27. It occured to me that maybe the 50B cup is a V style cup and not a bowl cup but I could be wrong. I also used the 42C for trombone. It has a very small I.D., like a Bach 15C, and a very lively tone. The trumpet pieces I have seem to play a little on the dark side.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A few years ago I read the estate sold the designs, but I wasn't aware that manufacturing of the Laskey line had resumed. I think they are great cornet mouthpieces.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the idle roomer, oops, rumor department:

I heard that Eastman (Shires) had acquired the Laskey line. It would be a shame to see Scott's work go to the scrap heap.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ed Kennedy wrote:
In the idle roomer, oops, rumor department:

I heard that Eastman (Shires) had acquired the Laskey line. It would be a shame to see Scott's work go to the scrap heap.


https://www.laskeymouthpieces.com/

Not a rumor.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are Laskey mouthpieces being reproduced? I’ve seen a number of trumpet mouthpieces being advertised on Dillon Music as new mouthpieces. Maybe an acquisition of old inventory that is now being sold?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those are pieces that were made by Scott and collected from his shop. They are not the "new" pieces that will be made by the company after the Eastman purchase. These were the last of his new stock. I called Dillon to get the info.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you normally play a Bach 5B, what size Laskey would you go for?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

for something that is comparable to a 5B, I would suggest his 60 B or 60 MD. Good luck finding them!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark Bradley wrote:
Laskey flugelhorn mouthpieces are among the best I've tried. I use the 50FL in my Yamaha 8315G.



2ND that! Love the flugle pieces
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