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  1. General Mouthpiece Discussion
    I have been searching for a used modern Meyer 7M alto mouthpiece, but cannot find any online for a good price ($50-$70). I plan to buy one used and send it to a refacer. Does anyone know what sites offer the best deals? I tired Reverb, but the prices are still too high for this specific...
  2. General Mouthpiece Discussion
    I've been looking into a better mpc for my alto as of late, and have been looking into a Vandoren V16. Currently, I play on a Yamaha 4C with 2.5 Java Greens/ZZ reeds, which has a very bright tone, and I'm trying to go for something on the warmer side. I'm hoping to stick with 2.5 Greens/ZZs, but...
  3. Alto mpc
    Received in US after only two weeks from order, the new hard rubber design which replaces Phil's Babbitt-Meyer reworks. Mine is a 6 = .076". It seals well to reed, is easy to blow, and finish is as outstanding as one expects from Phil's reputation and experience. I'm using Java Red 2.5 with a...
  4. Reeds
    I noticed in a box of Alexander Superial alto reeds 4 out of 5 reed tip corners looked pretty fragile and brighter colour, almost like it's warped or dying, after a few times of playing just for few minutes in the breakin period. I keep them soaked in a sealed container with water alcohol...
  5. Tenor mpc
    I'm an intermediate player. Mostly Gospel, Blues and Jazz on a Conn 110M DJH Modified tenor sax. I use a Rico 2.5 reeds, sometimes a 3. A friend is letting me try out a couple mouthpieces to buy. I have been playing a Yamaha 5C for a long time and am a little frustrated with it. By comparison...
  6. General Mouthpiece Discussion
    Hi guys, I have a problem. I dropped my Alto Meyer Mouthpiece on a Hardwood Floor. From around my height which is 5'5". The inner mouthpiece is chipped. Which is shown in the picture I tagged. The mouthpiece still play well and in tune. The only thing is, the lower notes seem to be shriller...
  7. Alto mpc
    So I've been looking into a high baffle mouthpiece to get a more projecting and edgy tone and got volume when I'm playing in amplified settings, but I've heard that higher baffle mouthpieces are easier to play, so larger tip openings are suggested. At the moment, I'm playing a Meyer 5M, so my...
  8. Alto mpc
    Hey all, I was wondering if any of you experienced players have tried Phil Engleman's Custom Meyer for alto? I have a 7m that I think I'd like to send to him but I'm not sure how his work is. I read a review that was posted by neff music and listened to a sample. It sounded pretty good from what...
  9. Alto mpc
    Recently, I've been having an inspiration issue in my playing, and I was hoping someone who had gotten through a similar situation could help me. I play a Reference 54 alto, late 90's Meyer 5M, and Vandoren Java 2's. About a year ago I got into bebop after spending some time cruising around...
  10. Bb Soprano
    Which mouthpiece would you rather use: otto link tone edge or meyer?(quality control issues aside). If you don't like either, what else would you recommend that is similar and why?
  11. Sax vs. Sax, Mpc vs. Mpc, etc.
    Both seem to play well and are similarly priced and are made by the same company. Which one should I go for in terms of quality and construction? I have heard some issues about the otto links quality and how it's gotten bad lately so someone please reassure me about which one I should get. WHATS...
  12. What to Buy & Why: Mouthpieces
    Hey guys I am having a bit of a problem finding a soprano mouthpiece that I can really push when I need to(big band setting) and that plays similar to my alto mouthpiece. My alto MP setup is a Meyer 6M which I believe has an opening of about .75-.76 with redbox Java 3s. Two of my professors let...
  13. Tone Producing & Embouchure
    Hello, I have recently been attempting to play more jazz when I practice, but I have recently got overtaken by a barrier of mine. I play on a Meyer G Series mouthpiece and have never been able to get a good jazz sound. I have done long tones and overtones but i'm not sure how long it takes to...
  14. General Mouthpiece Discussion
    In many (not all) general discussions about mouthpieces it comes to a recommendation to try a Meyer 5M and an Otto Link 7 or 7*. My question is, Why are these particular sizes offered as suggestions when they are 15-20/1000 off in size? I understand the Meyers are considered "free blowing"...
  15. Sax vs. Sax, Mpc vs. Mpc, etc.
    Hello, I'm an intermediate tenor player with 7 years of experience primarily in a marching band and wind ensemble. I play on a Selmer Paris Super Action 80 Series II with a Selmer C* hard rubber mouthpiece and Vandoren V12 reeds. I am going to start playing more jazz and have been recommended...
  16. Soprano, Bass and Misc. mpc
    Hello all, I have a vintage Meyer New York 10M soprano mouthpiece. I haven't been able to find other examples of these on the internet and so I am wondering if the facing makes it particularly rare. I am not primarily a soprano player, so I am having a hard time justifying owning such a...
  17. Reeds
    I use a Meyer mouthpiece (tip no. 10, same as Otto Link no. 7) on my Martin Handcraft Fase II Tenor with a Vandoren Java Green reed 2.5. I like the strong creamy sound with that combo, but after a week of so the sound gets weaker en weaker and dies out a bit. The same effect occurs with my...
  18. Alto mpc
    Hey guys, I'm sure this has been asked on here before but can't seem to find it. No results from a Google search either :( I have a New York Meyer USA 5M and I'm trying to figure out what years these were in production. Anyone know?? From my research there is an early and a late NY USA model...
  19. What to Buy & Why: Mouthpieces
    Have any of you tried it or have it? I cannot for the life of me, find any information on the web about this piece at all, I know that they're made by jj Babbitt who also make the links, but the internet's pretty barren with this one. I've heard that their new rubber mpc's don't compare to the...
  20. Alto mpc
    Would anyone be able to discern what mouthpiece is being used in this link? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4gr2GgLF7M The possible mouthpieces (according to his profile) are: - Claude Lakey 5*3 - Yanagisawa Metal #7 - Meyer 6MM Thanks in advance.
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