- Berkshire, UK
Made in Germany and sells for £82 on eBay. Has anyone any experience of these?
yes, the mouthpiece is made in China. You can test the mouthpiece in our store. It can also be returned within 30 days, but only if it have been used with care (meaning with a mouthpiece patch etc.).
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It's odd how we are suspicious of the quality of something from China but from Germany we know it will be precision made lol. A chinese import from germany is just too emotionaly confusing
compare these two
Both look like a sharkbite or a delacole to me. I suspect they are identical and from the same factory, but who knows?
I have one of these. I recently had the opportunity to compare it with a >£200 mouthpiece. A tenor playing friend has a Yanagisawa metal mouthpiece marked with the same tip opening. We both agreed that in the mouth they felt indistinguishable and to be honest there was only a miniscule difference in tone between them. You had to listen very intently to even tell it was there. The biteplate of the Chinese one is made of staggeringly hard plastic and I've yet to mark it even though I would never use a hard rubber mouthpiece without a patch.
So the big question is - How does the Sharkbite perform ? . £25 to the door is insanely cheap for a metal piece .
The tip openings are numbered differently on these. 6 (.085), 7 (.090), 8 (.095), 9 (.100), 10 (.105), 11 (.110), 12 (.115)Great. As said a bit bright, but very good. I got one second hand on ebay for a £10. It was to small an opening for me so I sold it on. I intend to replace it. There are lots of different ones on ebay from china. High baffles, table cut outs. Make sure you get the one you want if you go for one.