Forum Contributor 2014-2016
My experience in playing the altsissimo tones is that on the tenor and bariton this is much easier to do than on the alto (I am not playing soprano/nino) . I wonder if this is also what you find. I have used and am using several makes: tenor Selmer MVII/SAI, Bauhaus-Walstein M2S; bariton Dolnet, System'54 Sup.Class; alto Selmer SAII, Buffet 400 series, Bauhaus-Walstein M2S, Buescher TH&C. For years I am using Lawton BB mouthpieces although on the alto I tried also JJ DV, Lebayle Studio metal and wood merely trying to solve the altissimo "problem". Could you please let me know what your experience is?