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by baronvonmeskel
(17 posts)
9 years ago

Metal Mouthpiece Materials

Does anybody know what the tonal characteristics are of the differant metals that mouthpieces are made of? Such as brass vs. steel etc. Also, sound-wise, what does gold plating do to a piece?

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  1. by chiamac
    (586 posts)

    9 years ago

    Re: Metal Mouthpiece Materials

    so yeah... I'm going to cast a hard rubber piece in brass sometime just to see if it would make any difference. I doubt it.

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    1. by definition
      (963 posts)

      9 years ago

      Re: Metal Mouthpiece Materials

      The material makes a very trivial difference. What makes the most differenc is the baffle, chamber, tip, and rails etc.

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