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Berg Larsen mpc

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Im new to the bari sax and my jazz band instructor gave me a brand new Berg Larsen ebonite medium closed mpc. I normally use ZZ vandoren size 3.5 but i really like using rico jazz select (file cut) reeds size 3M on my new mpc. I am using the stock ligature as of now and am wondering what would be a good ligature/reed setup for my mpc?


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o new to bari sax but I've been playing clarinet and alto sax for almost 4 years.
Thank you vert much. I am somewhat pleased with my set up but I feel like im not getting the greatest sound. I just want to try out some other setups with the same mpc before i decide what i like best.
I've been looking and I really like the Oleg. Any feedback on the ligature and anything on what its sounds like especially on a Berg mpc?
ThreeSaxes said:
I've been using a metal (SS) Berg on my bari for a while now with a Rovner lig. I can't honestly say that I hear a consistent difference between the stock lig and the Rovner, but the Rovner is definitely more reed friendly (I've had some chirping problems with the stock lig).
A new lig probably won't change your sound that much (assuming that the stock lig isn't somehow defective). Try putting more of the mouthpiece in your mouth and concentrate on keeping your throat open. It will feel strange at first, but probably will have a greater effect than a lig change.
Thanks I'll try that. I do tend to use very little mouthpiece.
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