owner ‘Ultra Pure Valve oil’
Ted, I wanted to let you know that I am really happy with the new mouthpiece! Tonight I warmed up on the Mahler 3 posthorn solo, then cracked open the Arbans and played the Carnival of Venice followed by the Bellini/Arban Fantasie & Variations. Then I played Napoli and still had steam at the last note! It definitely increased my endurance and accuracy for these nasty cornet solos. It even has a pretty nice double-high C that locks in well — not that I will ever need it in performance, but it is reassuring and says something about the overall excellent intonation.
It also has a nice, broad, warm sound that is a huge improvement over the Bach cornet mouthpieces which tend to sound more like a trumpet.
Thanks again for the great mouthpiece and also thanks for the fast shipping!