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 Gigliotti Mouthpiece on Buffet Clarinet
Author: Jeff 
Date:   1999-08-09 00:52

I am getting a new R-13. I have heard that Gigliotti makes the best mouthpieces, but I have also heard that a Gigliotti is not the best mouthpiece for a Buffet. Do you think that I should go for a Gigliotti or stick with my M13Lyre?


Jeff

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 RE: Gigliotti Mouthpiece on Buffet Clarinet
Author: ClarinetQween 
Date:   1999-08-09 00:58

I personally use a gigliotti Mouthpiece with a p facing and I love it. I don't know if it is the best but it works for me. I have a Buffet festival that I use it with and it is wonderful. Just telling you!

-ClarinetQween:)

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 RE: Gigliotti Mouthpiece on Buffet Clarinet
Author: Mark Charette 
Date:   1999-08-09 01:07

Jeff wrote:
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I have heard that Gigliotti makes the best mouthpieces, but I have also heard that a Gigliotti is not the best mouthpiece for a Buffet. Do you think that I should go for a Gigliotti or stick with my M13Lyre?
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I would never say that _anyone_ makes the best mouthpiece. Gigliottis are fine mouthpieces, though.

I'd stick with your M13 lyre for now - there's going to be enough of a change with a new clarinet. Then, try a _number_ of mouthpieces - don't just go buy any particular one because someone else told you "they're the best".

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 RE: Gigliotti Mouthpiece on Buffet Clarinet
Author: angella 
Date:   1999-08-09 01:22

yup, i agree. i don't think gigliotti are the best- i don't really like them, but as you know, they work best for some, not for others. but you should definately try a good number before you decide what's "best" for you. along with the gigliotti you might try pyne, geneussa, greg smith, robert scott- i have a richard hawkins and i think it's great. it's up to you. wait until you get used to your horn first

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 RE: Gigliotti Mouthpiece on Buffet Clarinet
Author: Jeff 
Date:   1999-08-09 01:41

I don't know...I have always been told that Gigliottis tend to make Buffets flat, but they are the absolute best for Selmers. My teacher uses a Gigliotti, but when I got a new one she reccomended the M13Lyre, so I don't know what to think or to do when I get my new one. I have also been told that Vandoren designed the M13 for and R-13, so I assume that means they should go prety good together, right?

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 RE: Gigliotti Mouthpiece on Buffet Clarinet
Author: Jeff 
Date:   1999-08-09 01:44

I don't know...I have always been told that Gigliottis tend to make Buffets flat, but they are the absolute best for Selmers. My teacher uses a Gigliotti, but when I got a new one she reccomended the M13Lyre, so I don't know what to think or to do when I get my new one. I have also been told that Vandoren designed the M13 for and R-13, so I assume that means they should go prety good together, right?

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 RE: Gigliotti Mouthpiece on Buffet Clarinet
Author: Jeff 
Date:   1999-08-09 01:47

I don't know...I have always been told that Gigliottis tend to make Buffets flat, but they are the absolute best for Selmers. My teacher uses a Gigliotti, but when I got a new one she reccomended the M13Lyre, so I don't know what to think or to do when I get my new one. I have also been told that Vandoren designed the M13 for and R-13, so I assume that means they should go prety good together, right?

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 RE: Gigliotti Mouthpiece on Buffet Clarinet
Author: Jeff 
Date:   1999-08-09 01:52

That last message got posted 3 times because I kept getting disconnected from in ISP.

Sorry!

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 RE: Gigliotti Mouthpiece on Buffet Clarinet
Author: Mark Charette 
Date:   1999-08-09 01:58

Jeff wrote:
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I don't know...I have always been told that Gigliottis tend to make Buffets flat, but they are the absolute best for Selmers. My teacher uses a Gigliotti, but when I got a new one she reccomended the M13Lyre, so I don't know what to think or to do when I get my new one. I have also been told that Vandoren designed the M13 for and R-13, so I assume that means they should go prety good together, right?
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Jeff,
don't assume anything. It's a personal choice, along with being a match for the clarinet. I don't use a Gigliotti on my Selmer, even though I tried a few. It's not because the Gigliotti's are bad, it's because I found some that worked better for me & my instrument.

YMMV

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 RE: Gigliotti Mouthpiece on Buffet Clarinet
Author: angella 
Date:   1999-08-09 02:13

he's right- just because it's a buffet, obviously doesn't mean it's going to play like the next buffet or the next,, etc. i've tried buffet's i hated and some i loved. same with different mouthpieces. it's the horn and the particular mouthpiece- and your preference. also, you might have someone listen to you play them, just for a second opinion (when you do finally try some)

you can order from most mail order or mouthpiece makers for a trial period before you buy for sure.

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 RE: Gigliotti Mouthpiece on Buffet Clarinet
Author: Daniel 
Date:   1999-08-09 04:04

Gigliotti's mouthpiece is pretty popular among high school students here in Texas. And the R-13 is pretty much the standard. Personally, i disliked the Gigliotti's i've played. The facing is too narrow.
Also, i'm an advocate of vintage mouthpiece; Kaspars, Chedevilles, old Selmer oval stamps, etc... I personally play Kaspars (as i've stated a numver of times on the board), but i by no means claim they are "THE" best. Just some of the best ever made. And i of course don't denounce living makers such as Greg, or Clark or Jim Pyne. Since i have played Chedevilles before, Clark's and Greg's mouthpieces are fairly compatable with me. Haven't cared for Pyne or Charlie Bay's personally. But others love them and would never switch to anything else.

So, as we say on here almost every week, try several mpcs. of several makers/brands. That's the only way one can know what will be best for them.
One problem i find with most high school students (including advanced HS and even some college students) is that they never experiment. They simply go out and buy the mouthpiece and reeds their teachers tell them to buy. And that's all they know. Then you try to discuss equipment or something with them and they hardly know what they even play. I know it's not important for most students. But ones who claim they're serious about playing clarinet and want to make a career of it (whether it be teaching or playing) should be getting around and know what's out there. That, to me, is just as important as being able to play... well.. okey.. so maybe three fourths as important... :-)

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 RE: Gigliotti Mouthpiece on Buffet Clarinet
Author: William Fuller 
Date:   1999-08-09 15:25

For twenty-five years, I played on a Charles Bay mouthpeice that he custom designed for me (with a Kaspar #14 facing) and I loved it. Now, I play on a mp that Glenn Bowen customized--darker sound, great reponse, etc. When it comes to mps, it is really what is best for you and how good you are at adapting your reeds for the particular mp that you choose. (I still think that Bay mps are some of the best comm. mps on the market.)

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