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  1. Saw this Upmute silent mute advertised on eBay. Not happy with my sssh mute and didn't like Yamaha silent mute. Has anyone tried this mute and how does it play?
  2. Gendreauj

    B4 vs B4L

    Hi Carla, What were your impressions of the Schilke B4 L trumpet?
  3. Paid $12.50 for this new Student DW cornet mouthpiece . A new Denis Wick cornet mouthpiece cost at least $59.dollars. Also Denis wick is printed on the mouthpiece. Currently I owe one Denis Wick Heavytop 1.5 trumpet mouthpiece.
  4. I see you have asked this question on the trumpet board forum. If you haven't already, ask on the trumpetherald forum. There are many trumpet techs and professionals on that site. Have you talked to more than one brass repairman? Surprised that a replacement part could not be fabricated.
  5. Have you asked on trumpetherald site? The members are very knowledgeable about musical instruments.
  6. Use isopropyl alcohol with a microfiber towel to clean your valves. Use qtips soaked in the alcohol on the holes in the valves, bottom caps and top caps. Soak your valve brush in alcohol and clean interior of the valve block. Then use the snake to clean leadpipe. Clean other areas as needed. Use isopropyl alcohol or silicone wipes to clean the exterior of the cornet. May need to soak the cornet and the removed slides in the sink. Don't place valves in the water. A lot of hassle to take off corks and felts. I place a towel in the bottom. Use warm water, dawn dish soap to cover it. After a few hours, rinse it off. To remove old slide grease on the slides, I use SOS pads. (some people use alcohol). Use brushes on interior of Cornet. After cleaning, on the older instruments, the lacquer may come off. It at least changes the color of the patina. Had a few that smelled so bad, no choice but to remove the lacquer. So made them raw brass. Used silicone wipes to have a finish. My hands are not acidic. So my hands didn't turn green. Enjoy your cornet. What size is the mouthpiece?
  7. So you did determine cornet is a Harry Pedlar stencil. Saw your on inquiry on reddit. The valves look in great shape.What valve oil do you use? If you haven't cleaned the cornet, be very careful with the finish. Gave any older cornet a warm bath, and the finish came off. So made it a raw brass cornet.
  8. No, other than the 3rd slide being upside down. Looks in great shape, beautiful patina. Couldn't find any information on Hornucupia. Does it have a fixed 3rd slide ring? Could you take a photo of the valves? How does it play?
  9. I like the sound of the Bach 1.5 C megatone trumpet mouthpiece over the Bach 1.5 standard trumpet mouthpiece. The Bach megatone has a richer sound and is great in the high tones. The Bach 1.5 standard mouthpiece is lacking in the high notes. High notes is one of the many things I have to work on in my playing.
  10. So I like both of the mouthpieces. Both have a rich sound. To close to call. Although my first impression is the 3 C mouthpiece has a fuller deeper sound.
  11. Received the Denis Wick Heavytop 4 B today. Cleaned the tarnish off the mouthpiece, disinfected. Looks like new. Sounds great on my student cornet and my professional cornet. Dark rich sound, but can still reach the high notes.
  12. The 1 B cornet mouthpiece arrived sounds great. Realized that I bought both a 1 B cornet mouthpiece and a 1 B trumpet mouthpiece.
  13. Received the Jupiter 520 M cornet today. Gave it a bath and through cleaning. Cornet and case is in excellent shape. Plays very with the 5 C mouthpiece and DW 4 C short shank clone mouthpiece. Not so well with the Jupiter 7 C mouthpiece. Bought thus cornet for my youngest daughter, hopefully she will play this cornet in the future.
  14. Actually bought two Bach 1 B trumpet mouthpieces from ebay. The used one arrived today and is in excellent shape. Sounds great. Not sure which one I will flip.
  15. So I bought a Jupiter 520 M cornet with a best offer from ebay. Free shipping was a plus. It looks in excellent shape. Since it is in state should arrive fairly soon. So now I have two cornets and one trumpet to keep, one cornet and one trumpet to sell.
  16. Yes I buy to many mouthpieces. Bought a Denis Wick 4 B cornet mouthpiece from ebay.
  17. Gendreauj

    Uprgrade question

    Interesting how to enforce the social distancing six foot rule in marching band.
  18. So I bought a generic 3 C megatone trumpet mouthpiece and a Denis Wick 1.5 C mouthpiece. Will flip the one that I don't like.
  19. I am debating buying either a Bach 1. 5 C megatone mp or a Bach 3 C megatone mp. What are the major differences between the two mouthpieces? Which mouthpiece would likely have better resale value? Trying to make an informed not impulsive decision. Looking forward to the answers.
  20. In the past I didn't like Bach trumpet or cornet mouthpieces. Once I bought and played semi professional and professional horns I love them. So it is the the horns, me or the mouthpieces? I have played on used mouthpieces and new mouthpieces. I use Bach 1.5 C, Bach 3 B trumpet mouthpieces and a Bach 2 C on cornet.
  21. These short shank cornet mouthpiece is pretty good for a clone. The sound quality is excellent and it is well built
  22. Received the Bach 3 B trumpet mouthpiece today. Sounds great with my Getzen Renaissance trumpet.
  23. Gendreauj

    Uprgrade question

    Glad you like your new trumpet. When does band start?
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