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Hello all! I have purchased my horn YSS-475II few days ago.

It sounds very well. ;) Far better than Alto as I dislike dark sound!

I want to ask for suggestion on non-metal mouthpiece on my soprano.

I mostly use it to present some classical, pop and jazz music.
40% classical, 40% soft pop, 20% jazz.

And now using Hemke size 2 reed. I interest on Vandoren S15, S25
and Selmer C*. Some friend suggests me use Selmer Soloist C*.
How about meyer?

What do you feel? 4C not very well ... Many thanks. :)
 

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Selmer Super Session Soprano.

I use a fairly open mouthpiece (Super Session I) on the soprano and it works very well because as you know, sopranos are hard to keep in tune. Having a open mouthpiece means it is easier to adjust. The only issue is that you have to g et used to it.

After getting the Super Session and putting the hours, my soprano became more tolerable to listen to... hahahah
 

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Try an Otto Link hard rubber.
 

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SaxTogether: Welcome to SOTW. As you can already see, when asking about mouthpiece recommendations, most posters chime in with their favorite piece. Be aware that not everyone has the same reaction to a mouthpiece because we all have different embouchures and tonal concepts, plus varying years of experience. The end result is a favorites-list because in the end, that's all it can be.

Many beginners start on the Selmer S-80 C*. A Selmer Soloist C* may cost you more than you paid for your saxophone these days - they are no longer made.

For what its worth, I tried two Vandoren V16 sop pieces the other day. They played nice enough. But when i put my Morgan IVnate 7 on the horn, there was a HUGE difference in power and tonal quality over the Vandorens - for me. I also tried two metal JJ pieces and they were SO big in sound that I couldn't find the center of the sound without searching. And I thought I liked big pieces!!

I agree with super20Dan - try the S-80 C*, select a bit stronger reed, and see if that works. Yes, testing is the way to go, but you may not be able to do that where you live. Buying, then writing them off as experience may be your only option. DAVE
 

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If you did want to go metal, do the Brilhart Levelaire. Fairly inexpensive, and sounds much better than similar pieces, such as Dukoff. Don't play soprano much, but I do remember enjoying playing an old conn with the levelaire. pretty snappy. :)
 

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I played an S80 C* on sop for years. I think a relatively closed facing works well, especially when just starting on sop.

I recently changed to a Barone 6.They're fairly inexpensive and well made.
 

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Thanks everyone! :D
Your suggestion and experience are very helpful.
Today, I walk through the music shop and find the C* and S25.

Will do decision soon!
 

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Levelaire for soprano?
When trying the Selmers, make sure you have reeds in various sizes. Don't forget the D and E.
 
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