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  1. Tips and Techniques
    As far as tone I’m really trying to achieve to get a similar tone to that mid 60s Coltrane/Wayne shorter like tone. Like most would agree, I don’t necessarily want to blame it on equipment but could it be that? I currently use a Jody Jazz HR 7* with La Voz Medium Hard reeds. Do you have any...
  2. Embouchure & Tone Producing Basics
    There's been a question on my mind, and that's the difference in the saxophone and the clarinet (specifically bass) embouchure. I switched a few months ago, and although I feel as though I'm going along my merry way relatively well, I started to wonder as a regular sax player what I might be...
  3. Sax vs. Sax, Mpc vs. Mpc, etc.
    Hey guys Recently purchased a 10Mfan Robusto 7* HR and really enjoy playing it. It is very free & flexible and I particularly like the ease and intonation of altissimo. I see that there is a metal version of the Robusto, but its a lot of cash to shell out without trying it. If you have tried...
  4. Tenor mpc
    Hello. After several years of not playing, I'm returning to practicing saxophone and learning jazz music. Currently I'm playing a Selmer Reference 54 tenor, with an Otto Link hard rubber (6 opening). It's a sweet mouthpiece if I want to play Paul Desmond/Stan Getz-sounding tunes, and it's one...
  5. Sax vs. Sax, Mpc vs. Mpc, etc.
    Hi there, I started playing saxophone last year as an adult. The one thing that I find really hard is to get used to my mouthpiece. I have a beautiful Martin Alto which came with a Martin * (one star) mouthpiece. After struggling tremendously with it I got myself a Rico Graftonite B5...
  6. Tenor mpc
    Hey there So just recorded a round of play testing each tenor piece I have at the moment... all of them are quite open but feel good to me. Let me know what you think of the sound of each piece. I play mainly "free improvisation" and "noise" and whatever weird stuff, so my playing certainly...
  7. Baritone mpc
    Hello! :) I'm interested to hear expert bari player's opinions about "high end" vintage mpcs. My setup is currently '67 The Martin bari with Brilhart Tonalin mpc (w/Rico Select Jazz 3S). I haven't measured the tip opening yet, but it feels about same size as modern Meyer 7M. I like very much...
  8. Baritone mpc
    I am a weekend bari player trying to find the right mouthpiece. I play in a community Klezmer band and want a sound that projects, can be punchy, holds the bottom, but can also be warm and woody when we play under singers. I play my great-grandfather's 1904 Buffet Evette-Schaeffer, recently...
  9. Sax vs. Sax, Mpc vs. Mpc, etc.
    I did a search first but did not give much, so I ask the opinon on here. What diffrences are there between the Yamaha 3C and the 4C mouthpieces for the Tenor Saxophone? I have a Yamaha 4C (Tenor) at the moment, and I am a beginner player. I have a Vento 900 Tenor Saxophone I use it on...
  10. Tenor mpc
    Hello I play on a link STM 7 with my tenor, wich is very good for playing "classical" jazz to my sense: the sound is round, warm. But when I try to play more funky (I'm in a funk band :) ), the sound is not as crunchy, loud (even if I blow a lot), as I'd liked. I know it's not so easy to give...
  11. Misc. Saxophone Discussion
    I play alto and tenor selmer s80's. On alto i currently use a rousseau jdx7(AJDX) mpc, on tenor a dukoff D6 (TD) .Through early trial and error (w/ plasticine) on a bland mpc I realised a (high) step baffle suited me best. But a step. The AJDX and the TD were given to me because they suited...
  12. Eb Alto
    allo'! kinda new here and I have a delema. I'm looking at purchacing a concert alto mouthpiece and from what ive been reading the s80 in c* is my best buy. however, many of my friends and private teacher have and suggest the soloist. both are about the same price but the soloist doesnt come...
  13. Misc. Saxophone Discussion
    Just purchased a lovily Buffet super Dynaction , dynamite setup on the horn itself , cudos to the tech, top to bottom.. looking for sound samples of mouthpieces on a buffet SDA , going to try a Dukoff 5* when it gets here , its a 1959 and incredible tones all the way down , limited only by the...
  14. Tenor mpc
    Hi all, I have some old and new recorded soundclips of 'Honky Tonk Blues" played on four mouthpieces with a very big tip opening (> 10* or 0.135 inch). These mouthpieces are used: a metal Florida USA 11* (1960-1970 model), a metal Early Babbitt 12 (1975-1980 model, signed as tip 11, but it...
  15. Tenor mpc
    "The Nearness Of You" MPC comparison of five vintage Otto Links – small tips versus big tips Hi all, I recently recorded five takes of 'The Nearness Of You" to compare the sound differences between five vintage Otto Link mouthpieces. These ones are used: an Early Babbitt 8* (1974 model), a...
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