Imagine purchasing a Lamborghini coupe and fitting it with incorrectly-sized, discount tires. Suddenly a high performance automobile is stymied by a set of lackluster treads making inefficient contact with the asphalt below the primo vehicle. Why would anyone do this?
When purchasing a mouthpiece for a tuba, or any brass instrument for that matter, pricing should never be the driving consideration. A mouthpiece’s shape, size, and construction materials impact the tone quality produced by the instrument.