I bought a C* on the recommendation of a teacher, and am totally frustrated. After trying 2.5 and 3 reeds, I still can't get a
clean sound without major squeaks. The plastic Yamaha mouthpieces work fine. How can I get the C* to work?
Selmer S C* are notorious for not being finished properly, I bought 2 in the last year one was barely playable and the other needed to be sent to a mouthpiece refacer so it would play, but the i could also be the fact that you haven't adjusted to the pressure of the new piece yet. I would recommend sticking with the 3's give it 2-6 weeks and see what happens. If you aren't that patient send to a mouthpiece refacer as their are tons of them that post on the forum, to name a few: Brian Powell, Eric Greiffenhagen, Keith "Mojo" Bradbury, Adam Niewood, Morgan Fry, Sakshama, Phil Engleman(who did a great job on the C* I sent him) and Johannes Gerber, Freddie Gregory and Aaron Drake etc... Also do a search on the forum for Selmer C* and see what comes up, go to the tone producing section and read what Phil Barone posted on tone producing.
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