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supercrewdrew
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2004 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just curious. I've been using one for a while now but it seems like they aren't very highly regarded here on TH.

I know it's kind of a small, shallow mouthpiece but my lips are on the small side and I have better range and much better endurance with it.

What's your experience with it?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2004 4:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I play a Bach 3C so I got an Olds 3 thinking that I might like it but it just didn't work for me. It felt comfortable but I had a lot of resistance with it. It could have been the horn/mpc combination or the gap but I quickly went back to my 3C. If it works for you then that is all that matters.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2004 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know what you mean. I went from a Bach 3C to the Olds 3. They're very different.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2004 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love the Olds 3! I've recently been experimenting with the Olds 3 and an old Bach 7C in addition to the Schilke 11 I play full time. I've really grown to love the smaller mouthpieces, I just wish my Olds 3 was in better condition. The rim has some damage that makes playing uncomfortable after too long, but I sure get a great sound out of it!

Where did you find your Olds 3 and what kind of condition is it in?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2004 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Olds 3 is nothing like the Bach 3. It is a super tight, shallow mpc that I found impossible to play in tune with. A real nightmare piece I was happy to stick in the drawer. Who the heck uses this thing succesfully? I found mine very used at a local music store. Yuck!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2004 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chaz... my Olds 3 mouthpiece came with a 1963 Olds Ambassador trumpet I bought off eBay last year. The mouthpiece is in excellent condition. I've used it on my Bach Strad silver-plated model 37 and it makes it sound very bright. I play it on a regular basis on my 1953 Olds Ambassador which is in raw brass and I think that's a good combination. I think the Olds mouthpiece and the Olds trumpets go well together.

jgadvert... I didn't hear anyone say the Olds 3 and the Bach 3 are the same. You can eye-ball them side-by-side and tell they're different. Anyway... isn't it great that there are so many different mouthpieces to choose from? Kind of like shoes. Different sizes for different size feet.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reviving an old thread to ask a question -

I recently lucked upon a '58 Olds Special cornet at a local Goodwill - it's very playable, and includes the original case and paperwork. It also came with what I assume is the mouthpiece it originally was sold with - an Olds #3. Never having played an Olds mp I gave it a go and I kind of like it.

Which got me to thinking about trying something similar on my trumpets. Apart from just getting a similar vintage Olds #3 for trumpets, what's the opinion out there on what might be the equivalent to a late 50s Olds #3 in more contemporary trumpet mps?

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a couple. They're all garbage.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike Sailors wrote:
I have a couple. They're all garbage.


Good to know. What's your opinion on what might be the equivalent in contemporary garbage?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nixer wrote:
Mike Sailors wrote:
I have a couple. They're all garbage.


Good to know. What's your opinion on what might be the equivalent in contemporary garbage?


Not sure to be honest. I would imagine there aren't many out there based on how the old ones played. The rim is super sharp and the backbone is really tight (at least the 3 that I have are).

Trent Austin would be the person I would contact about it.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike Sailors wrote:
Nixer wrote:
Mike Sailors wrote:
I have a couple. They're all garbage.


Good to know. What's your opinion on what might be the equivalent in contemporary garbage?


Not sure to be honest. I would imagine there aren't many out there based on how the old ones played. The rim is super sharp and the backbone is really tight (at least the 3 that I have are).

Trent Austin would be the person I would contact about it.


Ok, thanks!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like my Olds 3
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