I received my Curry Conn Shank Cornet mouthpiece. My actual cornet is at Osmun Music having its valves rebuilt. I was able to insert the Curry Conn Shank Mouthpiece into the receiver of a bandmate’s King Silver Tone Cornet of the same era. It fit perfectly. The standard shank mouthpieces that were loose in my cornet were similarly loose in his cornet. I did also try a short shank Yamaha cornet mouthpiece as well, but it also fit loosely.
Because of the covid situation, I did not try to play his cornet with the Conn Shank Mouthpiece. It appears that the Conn Shank is the proper fit. I will report further about the playability with the Curry Conn Shank Mouthpiece when I get my cornet back in September.
Two trumpet players, in a nicely lit-up state, talking about their fears...
Player 1: "I've got that constant fear of death."
Player 2: "Don't we all; what's so special about yours?"
Player 1: "That my wife, after I'm gone, will sell all the trumpets for the price I told her I paid..."
@walter-sk Microns separate easy and hard removal. It is still a simple job for a tech but "all your strength" could make the repair very costly.
I have had students with this problem. It can happen if one lays the trumpet down with the 2nd slide underneath. It takes a small hit (no dent) and it is microns out...
@furcifer interesting as I still play my Getzen with their 3C cup. I did perform a cup safari with my Kanstul and finally settled on The Flip Oakes 3C cup. It has amazing depth that really allows you to play with the air you put into the horn leading to a spectrum of textures. Unfortunately the Flip Oakes has the Bach backbore so this does not fit into my Getzen. So, I am still playing on the Getzen 3C for that horn.
@georgeb I'd say that his interview skills are on par with his other abilities. He certainly knew how to make her reach deep inside for answers to his questions. Wynton really makes people not only think, but also enables them to discover things about themselves that they hadn't considered before.
Since I just joined and saw this, I thought I'd pile on. I have been volunteering with BAA since its inception. A number of my recurring annual gigs came from those contacts and just the word getting around - in fact, my last gig and another I will be performing at a memorial service this week were a result of such direct contacts. The point is, the more we can accomplish together in serving these missions, the more good things tend to come back our way. I have not found where cynicism about this, regardless of how legitimate, has ever really served to accomplish anything. Thanks to everybody who contributes their time and talent to this endeavor.