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  1. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    I have a cheap Chinese Soprano which plays great for my level! I have swapped the mouthpiece for a Yamaha 4C. The only issue is that I have had to sand the Mouthpiece cork down to super thin so I can get it on enough, to play in tune. This makes the cork very susceptible to damage. So I have...
  2. Clarinet
    Been cleaning out mouthpiece collections and selling some, and became curious about whether I could explain the preferences that I have developed for certain mouthpieces on certain clarinets. I have attached a chart of mouthpiece exit bores (the diameter at the very end of the mouthpiece) and...
  3. Manufacturing/ Construction
    I live in California and we have a very wide range of climates in the state. As a person who plays gigs on Bass Clarinet my instrument may go from an outdoor gig in a dry and snowy alpine resort to a humid summer beach wedding in the same week. I need the Low C and the benefits of a pro horn, so...
  4. General Mouthpiece Discussion
    Hi there, I really didn't realize the impact of bore difference so much. I was more focusing on the chamber impact. I must admit I don't quite know the impact of either of them. I bought a Dukoff LD7 recently and I got a comment about it: " it is quite unique; full sized chamber with a very...
  5. Clarinet
    I recently started playing a Selmer Centered Tone. Being a big bore instrument, a standard clarinet mouthpiece tends to be flat on the upper second register. Larger bore mouthpieces (vintage Selmer, vintage Woodwind co, Ed Pillinger) fix this problem completely. The quality of the barrel I own...
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