Are plastic mouthpieces good?
Plastic rims added to a brass cup have a somewhat darker sound than an all brass mouthpiece. Plastic is a good alternative for players with allergies. Some players actually prefer to play on a plastic mouthpiece, either because of allergies or because they prefer the characteristics of the plastic rim.
Is a plastic trombone any good?
A plastic trombone is a great option for very young players as their first instrument. The resistance in the slide will be frustrating for a more experienced player, but a young player who is new to the instrument won’t know the difference and will appreciate a relatively frictionless metal slide when they upgrade.
Which plastic trombone is best?
In at number one we have to recommend the Vincent Bach plastic trombone which sounds the most like a brass trombone. It’s built like a standard trombone with a 500 bore and it includes a small shank mouthpiece, made of clear plastic. Using a metal mouthpiece will improve the sound of this instrument.
What mouthpiece should I use on trombone?
The Bach 6 ½ AL is one of the best trombone mouthpiece sizes for students. It is a good, medium-deep size mouthpiece that will continue to be the right size for many students as they get older. Some students will need to move to a larger mouthpiece by high school, such as a Bach 5G, but many will not.
Are plastic trumpet mouthpieces any good?
Plastic mouthpieces are only as good as the player playing them. As veery pointed out, the downside is that Kelly only makes one flugel size (6V). It’s not even close to my size, but I still use it at my show where it’s very cold much of the time.
What size is a Kelly screamer mouthpiece?
The Kelly Screamer is of KELLY Mouthpiece lead-trumpet mouthpiece design. The rim has a remarkably cushioned feel that still provides good slotting and great note accuracy. For comparison, the diameter is near a 13a4a with the Kelly Screamer being a bit shallower.
Are Pbones any good?
The pBone has been around for a couple of years now, but has only recently found a distributor in the UK. It’s a serious musical instrument and it really is extraordinarily good. Sonically, the pBone is mellow, with a nice rounded, centred sound that is well balanced.
Are plastic instruments any good?
Overall the Ptrumpet makes a pretty decent sound and performs well when compared to metal instruments. The main benefit is obviously in the price and robust nature for kids to learn on.
What does a new trombone cost?
Beginner trombones usually range in cost from $400 to $1,500. Intermediate, or step-up trombones usually range in cost $1,400 to $2,800 and entry level pro trombones (still largely played by advanced students) around $2,800 and up.
What is AP trumpet?
From the manufacturer pTrumpet is the world’s first ever fully plastic trumpet – a fully functioning Bb trumpet, designed in the UK for musicians by musicians. It comes in its own smart gig bag along with a 3c and 5c mouthpiece. Read more.
Is trombone easier than trumpet?
the trombone is easier to get your first sounds on because it has a larger mouthpiece, which makes it easier to make a ‘buzz’ initially. the trumpet is easier to get to grips with in terms of hold and posture, and is easier to make progression once you’re up and running as valves are simpler to operate than a slide.
What’s the difference between a 3C and a 7C mouthpiece?
3C vs 7C Trumpet Mouthpiece They sport almost matching diameters but they are different to play. A 7C is typically 16.20 mm in diameter and the 3C is 10mm bigger and has a little more depth to it. Having a larger diameter requires a little more gusto to play and is not usually recommended for a beginner.