SJ Solo Tuba Mouthpiece - Delrin Plastic

USD $120.00
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TBA-OP-SJSOLO-DL
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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.

 

  • 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.

 

  • 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 fully gold plated mouthpieces. Free shipping is available to most locations with certain exceptions due to the high rate of mouthpiece lost during shipping.