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Anyone heard of Andy Jacobson(misprint in title--sorry) in reference to mouthpieces? I've got a vintage mouthpiece with the name written in cursive on it...it's an alto piece...I have NO clue about the piece...Looks like really good hard rubber and a VERY clean, open meyer-like chamber and I think it will make a KILLER meyer-type piece when I get it refaced...

Pics are in the other thread..sorry.

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The scrollwork around the shank is very similar to the art-deco work on some of the Selmer airflow mouthpieces made pre WWII. If the chamber is large like most of the pieces from this era, it won't give you the Meyer sound. Refacing a mouthpiece as rare as this would devalue it.
 

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The chamber seems small to me because when I put it on my horn it's noticeably more snug...and I've tried about 30 different pieces on this same cork...The sound is close to a Dick Stabile type sound I think...

Is anyone interested in the mouthpiece? Please email with offers...

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all the small chamber pieces I've played actually fit very snug on my cork and one piece which is notoriously too small(the V16small chamber pieces) wouldn't even go on far enough to get it in tune on one of my selmer necks..I had to remove the little ring at the end...but I'm no mouthpiece guru...I think this chamber is relatively medium to small...it's got a decent little sound...I'd like to reface it though someone else may love it like this...
 

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nitrosax said:
all the small chamber pieces I've played actually fit very snug on my cork and one piece which is notoriously too small(the V16small chamber pieces) wouldn't even go on far enough to get it in tune on one of my selmer necks

Again you are confusing 2 different components of the mouthpiece. The BORE slides onto the saxophone neck. The chamber is in front of the bore and shapes the airflow and before it enters the saxophone. I believe this confirms what Chitown already stated.
 

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Thanks for the correction! That makes sense...I was lumping the bore and chamber into one category...So, begs the question---Does a small bore necessarily mean a small chamber?
 

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Theo presented a good definition of chamber sizes on his site a bunch of years ago. Roughly the same as the shank bore (neck cork) is a medium chamber. Small/large chamber would be smaller/larger than the shank bore.

Most mouthpieces are medium chambers since they are easier to manufacture and they work well for most players.

Shank bores will vary +/- .020" or so. So they are fairly consistent compared to the range of chamber sizes out there. Chamber sizes can vary by +/- 3/16" = .188".
 
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