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I suspect this might be a stupid question, but here goes...

I'm playing a Brilhart 5* steel tenor piece, and love it (I'm actually going to have the bite plate resurfaced by mojobari), but in the past few months, I've also been messing with a stock Yamaha 4C piece (plastic). I dig the closer opening and it helps my overall tonality...

Here's the stupid question: is it possible to find a Brilhart 4* steel piece for tenor? I've known a lot of older players with these steel Brilhart pieces and - I'm not kidding - they are ALWAYS 5*.

If they had made one - and I can manage to get it - would it be unreasonable to think I'd enjoy the same uh...measurment, or closeness, on a 4* that makes the stock Yamaha so appealing....? Obviously, a different sound (steel vs. platic)....but I'm more concerned with:

a: does a Brilhart 4* even exist?
b: is this worth my time or do I just have too much free time on my hands?


Thanks for any remarks...

Brian :)
 

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Thanks.......

MojoBari said:
The size numbers do not usually cross compare between brands. I thinkthere were 4* LAs. But the larger sizes were more popular. 5*-7* is more common.
Obviously, you'll be seeing my 5* in the next week or two...Your remarks are helpful....

Pretty much, I'm on that fence: metal or hard rubber?

Even if I find a great alternative, I'm confident my primary steel piece shoud be a Brilhart 5*...I love it so much...just works for me.....

Bri
 
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