SJ Solo Tuba Mouthpiece - Acrylic Plastic

USD $120.00
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TBA-OP-SJSOLO-AC
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  • Description - The Wedge tuba mouthpiece line was developed with the assistance of Sasha Johnson of the National Ballet Orchestra of Canada. The SJ Solo is Sasha's signature solo mouthpiece. The SJ Solo is similar in size to the popular Roger Bobo Solo, but the Wedge Rim and adjustments to the cup have produced a mouthpiece with superior flexibility, response, and clarity of sound. This is an excellent choice for solo work on the F tuba, but with faster response, improved core, better centering and clarity in the sound, and a more even response in all registers with better flexibility.

 

  • Acrylic - 
    • Feels softer than brass but less soft and Delrin on the chops.
    • Less slippery than metal but more slippery than Delrin.
    • Grip intermediate between Delrin and silver.
    • Feel slightly smaller than the metal counterparts.
    • Smoother than Delrin, very similar to silver.
    • Comfortable to play in cold weather.
    • Responsive to soft articulation.
    • Articulation is clearer than Delrin, very similar to metal.
    • Sound is slightly darker than brass and brighter than Delrin.
    • More core in the sound than Delrin, but not as much core as metal.
    • Sounds very similar to brass when used with brass or stainless steel backbore.

 

  • 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.

 

  • Guarantee and Return Policy - Most Wedge mouthpieces come with our 90 day money back guarantee. The mouthpiece can be returned for a full refund if it is not clearly superior to your regular mouthpiece, provided it is still in new condition (minor insertion marks are accepted). Exceptions are custom mouthpieces and discounted mouthpieces. Free shipping is available to most locations with certain exceptions due to the high rate of mouthpiece lost during shipping.