Posted by Sean Chisham on January 02, 1999 at 11:38:56:
In Reply to: Re: Trying New Mouthpieces posted by Craig Hall on January 02, 1999 at 02:05:29:
The point about narrowing down the choices in the store, then trying them out at home is a good one. I like to bring my horn with me to conferences and try out mouthpieces there. If I find a couple I think are ok I will have them shipped to me on trial. Brasswind and Doug Elliott give trial periods. Others may or may not. I am kinda curious how Dillon Music does this. I have been curious to try some of their mouthpieces.
For me, the decision of whether a mouthpiece is right for my horn and me takes only a few minutes with another set of trusted ears listening out front. I have never been that accurate at choosing the best mouthpiece from behind the horn. A tape recorder will also serve as a stand in for a friend.