This is a large CC/BBb tuba mouthpiece. This mouthpiece is designed as a solo counterpart to the Bayamo. Ideal for those who like a larger rim diameter, with and intense focused sound. Designed to enhance the upper overtones that will project to the back of the hall. The Caver is by no means a small mouthpiece, and is a very good choice for tuba players who are searching for clarity without sacrificing a thick resonant tone. Rim is 1.32 and the throat is .320 in diameter, medium funnel shape cup.
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Now that I have it I LOVE my Caver. .. I will NEVER play a brass mouthpiece again! I played some of my GW mouthpieces for my quintet to pick one for the quintet. We all like the warm tone of this MP so I play it. Consistent written middle Bb is happening! (d is possible) Warm tone for stainless; we like the tone, great for chamber. I play other mouthpieces for Band, Jazz Band, Orchestra & Pit Orchestra concerts. Horn: MiraFone BBb 184 (a smaller horn of 1980 vintage; not a newer MiraPHone but I love ?em all). The horn was purchased new with a Mirafone C4 mp. Also played this horn with a Conn/Helleberg. There was always something off with the sound using either the C4 or the C/H mouthpiece, especially the C/H. Pitch issues, tone issues, range issues, endurance issues. When I got my first G&W my range popped UP a full augmented 3rd. And the bottom range plays easier. Now the pitches slot and tone is improved. That's with all my G&W mouthpieces. With my G&Ws I can not only compete for volume and tone with my smaller horn, but am easily heard. Lastly, Per Ivan Giddings of Giddings & Webster: American or Standard Shank is SMALLER European Shank is LARGER
I purchased this mouthpiece about a year ago and what can I say, it improved my playing phenomenally. Especially with lip slurring and tonguing. Because not only does the mouthpiece look unique but the rim is extremely comfortable and smooth. No other mouthpiece that I have tried could live up to the comfortable rim. I don't know if it's the polish they use to make these things sparkle or if it's the stainless steel but the comfort is spectacular I mean these mouthpieces are indorsed by Alan Baer Principal Tuba of the New York Philharmonic along with many other professional tuba players. That's how good they are. If you are serious about finding a quality mouthpiece or making sure that you own the best go to gwmouthpieces.com and read more about the mouthpiece design and materials. I guarantee you won't be sorry because the only problem I have had with this mouthpiece is keeping fingerprints from ruining the beauty.
The G&W mouthpiece company was a pleasure to work with. The sound and intonation on these mouthpieces are unmatched by any. Overall the best out there. These are top of the line. I love the rim which feels great on my chops. Great moutpiece!
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