PT 50 Tuba Mouthpiece - Delrin NY Blank - European Shank

Was: USD $120.00
Now: USD $84.00
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  • Description - The PT 50 is based on the very popular Perantucci 50 mouthpiece. The PT 50 has a large, funnel shaped cup. It is designed for players who require a big, clear sound from a large volume mouthpiece. The Wedge PT 50 provides a far more even response in all registers compared to the original conventional rim model.
  • Specifications
    • ID at .05 inches into the cup: 1.342 inches
    • OD: 1.980 Inches
    • Throat: .332 inches
    • Cup: Deep funnel shape
    • The PT 50 is available with the usual American shank or the larger Euro shank used on some larger instruments.
    • This mouthpiece has a heavy plastic blank and European shank
  • Material - These mouthpieces are made from Delrin plastic. Here are some of the characteristic of Delrin:

    • Feels softer on the chops because it has more give than metal. This is a great advantage for players with braces.
    • Not as slippery as silver, giving more grip.
    • Added grip makes Delrin mouthpieces feel smaller than their metal counterparts with the same size designation.
    • Not as smooth as metal, so some players may feel slight chop irritation for the first day or two while they adjust.
    • More comfortable to play in cold weather because they feel warm on the chops.
    • Plastic mouthpieces are more responsive than brass, making soft entries more secure.
    • Articulation less crisp with less point at the front of the note compared to brass.
    • Darker sound than brass.
    • Less core in the sound compared to brass.
  • Acclimatization - Acclimatization time varies, but most players find they have fully adjusted to the new rim shape within a few days. Most players are able to alternate between a Wedge rim and conventional rim, although the vast majority of players will convert all of their mouthpieces to the Wedge design because of its obvious advantages once they have adapted. We do offer discounts to players who need to purchase a number of Wedge mouthpieces for various instruments.