Posted by Joe S. on May 21, 1999 at 10:00:36:
In Reply to: queston for Eb tuba players posted by Paul on May 20, 1999 at 12:57:31:
I should have read more of the other posts before commenting, but when I owned my small bore / large body York Eb, I enjoyed using a fairly shallow cup with a wide top. This mouthpiece also had a large throat and a large backbore. It helped me with typical Eb tuba problems which you may or may not have: problems with a saggy 2nd partial (Eb and related notes just below the staff) and a saggy 8th partial (Eb and related notes just above the staff). Since mine (and many) Eb's have a large body, I still was able to get the "English" "round-yet-robust" sound that I was personally looking for on that instrument with a shallow cup. Most Eb's are quite "mouthpiece friendly" and will do well with just about whatever you like to use. Since they are a "sort of long" and a "sort of short" tuba, you can treat them either way with success.