Reviews and Problems with Bach Trumpet Mouthpiece 3C
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Can't go wrong with a Bach
LANCE R LINDLEY "hagakure", amazon.com
26 January 2012
Summary: Bach is one of the household names in trumpeting, so you can trust the quality of this mouthpiece. If you're new to the horn and are wondering about size, I'm a rookie all over again (after 35 years away!) and find the 3C pretty similar to the standard 7C that comes with pretty much every trumpet, but just ever so slightly easier for hitting low notes, with no real sacrifice on the highs.
Summary: It places and fits better than the default 7C I use the standard 7C to warm up, and then switch to the 3C for performance. Mouthpiece receives your technique This mouthpiece offer's less resistance, however, this mouthpiece cannot give great stellar sound if you don't have great stellar technique.
Summary: Like many other reviewers have mentioned, mouthpieces are such a personal decision that it is tough to review them. Based on my personal experience of 20+ years of playing, I can say that I have gone back to the 3C a number of years ago after trying a variety of mouthpieces in college. I had used a 1 1/2C and then a 1 1/4C at my trumpet professor's instruction.
Summary: It's hard to review a mouthpiece, because every brass player is going to have a preference as to what they like in a mouthpiece based on their embouchure, the shape and size of their lips, the type of playing they do, etc. I will say that the Bach 3C is a nice all-around mouthpiece for both classical and jazz playing. The diameter allows me to both create a nice, open sound but still have the ability to add zip for jazz/lead trumpet playing.
Summary: I ordered 2 of these. The shipment only contained one, but indicated there should have been 2. A call to the vendor got me their apology and the second unit shipped right away. The vendor was very cooperative and made things very easy. I'd unquestionably recommend them to anyone.