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  1. What to Buy & Why: Mouthpieces
    I have a Brilhart Tonalin Great Neck New York 3 (.07) Alto. and I love it. It is very easy to play and I like the color I can get from it. However, in terms of projection I feel as if it is holding me back. I am aware that I can do things on my end as a player to project more, but it is a...
  2. Alto mpc
    A lot of popular vintage mouthpieces come in smaller tips and people tend to reface them to open them up. Think Selmer soloists, Meyers, brillharts, whatever. Looking back on the greats, especially on alto, most of my favorite players (pre 70’s) played on small tips. Desmond, Art Pepper on the...
  3. Clarinet
    This is something that I've been wondering about for a while now: When did clarinet mouthpiece tip openings get so small? When I was starting out (back in the late '80s & early '90s), the Vandoren B45 seemed like the Selmer C* of clarinet mouthpieces. As a kid, just about every clarinetist I...
  4. What to Buy & Why: Mouthpieces
    Hello everyone ! I'm trying to decide which tip opening to get for my d'addario select Jazz mouthpiece in, but I'm having trouble understanding what the tip opening sizes does. I know wider ones let you use softer reeds, and smaller ones make you use harder ones - but I'm not sure what the...
  5. Baritone mpc
    I've been playing a Sumner Acousticut 3 on bari for a couple of years now, and I was wondering if anyone here could provide a little more information about it. I've checked out most of the posts here on SOTW, but there really isn't much regarding the bari mouthpieces. I know I could take it in...
  6. Alto mpc
    Ok - vintage mouthpieces are notorious for having incorrect size markings. But I always wondered if I could trust my impression that even in the newest and high priced pieces the official sizes differ a lot for the real size of the tip opening. Ted Klum's homepage says +/- 0.0015 tolerance -...
  7. Soprano, Bass and Misc. mpc
    I'm trying a Dukoff D 6, Bari Gold 6, and a Selmer Paris Classic Metal 5 mouthpiece on my soprano antigua winds sax. The Selmer seems incompatible, out of tune with itself even within the octave. The Dukoff has a sweet pop sound, but to get the notes to speak easily, I have to hold the sax at a...
  8. What to Buy & Why: Mouthpieces
    Hi everyone, This is my first post on the forum. As of yesterday I am the proud owner of a Series III Alto Buescher True Tone and have begun to try to play the saxophone. The Buescher did not come with a mouthpiece and I bought 2 heavily discounted Selmer Jazz metal mouthpieces from sax.co.uk...
  9. Soprano, Bass and Misc. mpc
    Hi there, I'm a beginner in soprano world. I got a Borgani curvy today (from 90s) and found out my tampered Berg Larsen 60/2 (which apparently has bore / chamber or even the tip opening opened up further) is giving my a bit of hard time on top C and generally speaking a bit hard to keep it...
  10. Tenor mpc
    I am a high school tenor player using a Yani 991, if that matters. My two main mouthpieces are a Selmer C*, for classical, and a yani HR 5, for jazz. On both I use a Java green box 3.5. Yes, i know those are really jazz reeds, but i don't play much classical sax (hence saxOONIST). I am...
  11. Clarinet Mouthpieces
    I am about to begin playing clarinet. I have been playing both bari and alto for about 5 years and have always want to try playing clarinet. I currently use metal mouthpieces only. Would it be easier to get the right embouchure on clarinet if I continued using metal? Are there any companies out...
  12. What to Buy & Why: Mouthpieces
    Any recommendations for a good++ mouthpiece for Jazz with a small tip opening? Amanda is using a C* and it's good for classical but her private teacher recommended she get a 'Jazz' mouthpiece. She is playing a Yamaha YAS-61 Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
  13. Misc. Saxophone Discussion
    I currently play the super Gonz II #8 ( 115 ) and want to try a Silver Shocka. They only have a #8 in stock which is 100 in there facings, and this is a Med/Large chamber? How is big a jump going to affect my playing...harder reed? How about ability to clearly hit the highs and lows? Should...
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