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What is this thing?! Vibrato mouthpiece from the 1920s?



 
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luckej
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2024 8:56 am    Post subject: What is this thing?! Vibrato mouthpiece from the 1920s? Reply with quote

Tom Slecta's Tone Modifier mouthpiece, Patented 1927:

"FIRST OF IT'S KIND IN THE HISTORY OF MUSIC"

"The finest results are obtained when several Modifiers are in use at same time. In groups especially there are unlimited opportunities for marvelous effect that will surprise both player and listener."

https://www.ebay.com/itm/326121391265


I can't imagine what it must do to the sound. Someone has to try this out, for science!
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Andy Cooper
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2024 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have they crossed a trumpet with a kazoo? Have any trumpet players tested this on the clarinet section?
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Halflip
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2024 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I sent an eBay message to the seller suggesting that he upload a demo video to YouTube. He said he'd try.
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