i just bought a dukoff d7* but am having some trouble playing it
can anybody give me a couple tips
things like recomended reed or things like that
and also can anyone give me their opinion on dukoff d 7* mouthpieces?
Pretesting mouthpieces is a very important part of satisfaction with a purchase. Going to a major outlet that allows trial and has a good selection of pieces in various tip openings is a good strategy for a better outcome that what you have experienced. It would be a unique and valuable business for someone to open a place that actually consults with player and has on hand just about every available piece. Then players wouldn't be taking another person's word for buying something as highly personal as a mouthpiece on a public forum.
If I were playing the 7* you mentioned, one of the following: 2 1/2 or 3 ZZ, JAVA 2 1/2, Hemke 2 1/2 and Rico jazz select 2 or 2 hard would probably give me a desirable setup.
I found that softer reeds worked better on a Dukoff. A LaVoz medium was perfect on a Dukoff, where a La Voz Medium hard was just a good on an HR piece with the same opening. Weird, but that is how it went for me.
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