http://doctorsaxwoodwinds.com/shop/local-only/accessories/mouthpiece-extensions/Is there anyone who is making or sells removable mouthpiece extensions ie: for a bari mpc on a vintage horn?
Very nice, thanks and, as predicted: “ These are made one at a time, they are not premade, sitting on the shelf, so no “shopping cart”. You’ll have to contact me. Thanks."
Actually, most of us are not going to have the tools to do that. Unless you are machining your own pieces from stock you probably wont have what it takes to do the job with precision. One might be able to rig something but so could the average handy joe....cutting tools, epoxy and a donor shank....but Im not gonna mess with it.Any good mouthpiece technician should be able to oblige — but as milandro says, it would need to be a case by case product.
If you find a mouthpiece whose internal volume is more correctly matched to the scale design of your instrument, you won't need to extend anything, and I will also predict that you will find improvements in consistency of intonation (fewer individual "wonky" notes), ease of overtones and altissimo, and responsiveness of the highest and lowest notes.Is there anyone who is making or sells removable mouthpiece extensions ie: for a bari mpc on a vintage horn?
Thanks Nick, I have a dig. I did a search on here and google did not show up much, but I'll try again. Will post when I find itThere was a member on here from Melbourne who made an extension for his PPT Bari piece in order to use it on his Martin Handcraft Baritone.
His name was Greg, but I don’t recall his SOTW member name.
It was machined from aluminium or perhaps even stainless.
I believe it was quite successful.
There was a thread about it on here, but life’s too short to try and find it using the search function.
As you say, it would only work if the mouthpiece was completely OFF the current neck at its correct tuning point. I doubt whether that would be true for any mouthpieces.A fitter and turner should be able to help.
The extension I saw was a metal sleeve turned to fit on cork of neck with a piece in front turned to the size of neck and corked like a neck.
The corked piece being the longer of the sections to allow for movement of mouthpiece in or out.
Hope that makes sense?
Someone with a metal lathe should be able to knock one up pretty easily if they have your neck and mouthpiece.
Here’s a rough drawing of what I mean.
This may only work though if the tuning point of the mouthpiece is beyond that of the end of the neck cork.
Otherwise a more permanent extension fitted to mouthpiece might be a better option.
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Agreed it is certainly not ideal, but it supposedly worked for the guy who did it.As you say, it would only work if the mouthpiece was completely OFF the current neck at its correct tuning point. I doubt whether that would be true for any mouthpieces.
You could then cut back the shank of a mouthpiece to make it true, but that seems crazy to me when it is fairly straightforward to machine a shank extension and fix it onto a mouthpiece for use with the original neck, at least for ebonite mouthpieces. The extension would be a simple cylindrical length of pipe less than an inch long. That could be machined from ebonite rod or from an existing mouthpiece that isn't needed any more.