daigle65· Distinguished SOTW member
Why not? 0.83-0.85 is a very good range of tip openings for that kind of vintage mouthpieces. I have three vintage selmer soloists opened up to 0.85, they play OK!daigle65 said:I was thinking of getting a soloist C* for alto on eBay since they usually go for a decent price compared to the more open ones.
I would want to have it opened up to an .80 or .85, is that possible?
Would it make the tip more susceptible to damage?
Excellent of courseMM said:Stan do your Soloist opened to .085" just play OK, or good or excellent?
My plan is to buy a vintage soloist, preferably a short shank.DaveR said:If you are buying a modern piece for refacing, bear in mind that it is easier to close a facing than to open it, so buy more open than you need.