I would look for a used Caravan, Rascher, or Rousseau 4R. Even new, none of these is super expensive.I like the Yamaha 4C mouthpiece that came with my soprano sax but I would prefer a (plastic) mouthpiece with a darker sound.
Do you have any suggestions ? I am looking for a plastic mouthpiece, not rubber, because I cannot spend too much money. Thanks !
I kind of agree with this. IMO no mouthpiece is "dark" but my interpretation of the word in relation to saxophone sound may be different to others'You could try a Yamaha 5C or 6C. I think they should be a bit darker, but I have never played one so I am not sure.
Serious question. How much more open can you go on the baffle and chamber of a plastic Yamaha 4C soprano mouthpiece. 2nd question: Have you ever worked on a tarogato mouthpiece?You could get the baffle lowered and/or throat opened in the Yamaha for like $30. May be the lowest cost option.