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I recently picked up a beautiful King silver sonic cornet but without a mouthpiece. I bought a Bach mpc but the shank seems slightly small. I notice a very slight wiggle with the mpc as I play. The cornet was manufactured in 1948. The mouthpiece receiver appears unaltered and in perfect condition.

Do you know if the earlier HN White cornets used a larger shank mpc? We're the standards changed? I really don't want to alter than horn unless it is necessary. Should I look for a vintage King cornet mpc?

Thanks for your reply.

Answer
The older King cornets used a shorter-shank mouthpiece with a slightly different taper, so a vintage King piece would probably work better. In the mean time, you can try a Kelly Lexan mouthpiece, which will be flexible enough to seat properly. A Denis Wick mouthpiece might fit as well.

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Thomas Krueger

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I can answer your questions about Buescher trumpets and cornets. I have been playing Buescher for 35 years and collecting for 7.

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I first started playing my grandfather's Buescher 400 trumpet in 1975. Since then I have done a lot of research, including original catalogs and advertisements that I own, correspondence with other Buescher owners, and obtaining my own Buescher collection, including six trumpets and three cornets.

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I am a technical writer with 15 years experience. I have also been playing trumpet since 1975 and collecting Buescher for the past 7 years.

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