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by baronvonmeskel
(17 posts)
10 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)

    10 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)

      10 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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