Don't commit the mistake that I did! Thinking that a metal mpc would make me sound better in my YAS 82ZB, I switched to Dukoff 7 from a hard rubber Tone Edge 7. A plain case of GAS because after only about 3 hours of playing punctuated by squeaks, I came to realize it was a mistake for me to jump into a mpc.what are the best mouthpiece you ever owned? I am thinking to get a metal. I am using a Yamaha 4C now, so can anyone let me know what is the next best choice?
Yes, it's a common mistake to think that metal mouthpiece is a brand, or that being made from metal as anything to do with the sound.Don't commit the mistake that I did! Thinking that a metal mpc would make me sound better in my YAS 82ZB
The best mouthpiece I ever owned was/is a Ted Klum FocusTone Precision.what are the best mouthpiece you ever owned?
Yeah, those Yani mouthpieces are great. Back when I was in music school, we referred to these as a poor man's Guardala. One of these could last a lifetime. Well worth at least a try.I went to see a young Tenor player last week,Alex Mathias,super player,great tone from top to bottom whether playing softly or really belting it out.I noticed he was playing a Yanigasawa horn,so after the gig i had to find out what his mouthpiece was.He told me it was a standard Yanigasawa metal,he said it gives him everything he needs from jazz to rock to funk,he needs nothing else.I didn't ask what tip opening he was using but it put me thinking about the whole mouthpiece thing............even my friend a guitar player was raving about the tone this guy was getting.So to crown it off,i reckon you do not need to spend a fortune on a piece,Yani mouthpieces are reasonably priced,might be what you are after.............and yes i am sorely tempted to try one myself !!!
But Grumps, it's not metal. How can it be any good?!Mine's an RPC... but I can't choose which one.
I remember that exact same experience as well, and switched from metal to hard rubber on all my horns, but for one soprano.p.s. I always thought I needed a metal mpc (at least on tenor), until I tried an RPC. What an eye-opener that was!
That's a good reason to have fewer horns.I try to get the best sound out of each sax I have. That leads to buying many mouthpieces. A mpc that sounds great on one horn may sound like crap on another.
This is really the best advice you can find here. I too could be suggesting best mouthpieces, but it really doesn't make sense, there are so many variables involved.I wouldn't take anyone's word for what's "best," because people have different sound concepts, different preference as to the resistance, projection, etc.
Go to a major music store and play a bunch of different mouthpieces.