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I'm looking for suggestions for a mouthpiece for a Martin Baritone that would be suitable for classical work. I've read J. Max's great index of classical mouthpieces, but I was hoping to get advice from people who are actually playing Martin baritones in classical settings, since they may be somewhat idiosyncratic (the horns, not the players). ;)

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I'm not a selmer mouthpiece guy, but I like my C* a LOT on bari. I also liked the D I played, and I love my Vandoren Optimum.
 

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the S80 C* gave me intonation troubles, then I tried some larger ones which helped, but worked best at the time Was a Selmer Soloist F

Now if i need to do classical however, I usually will use a Runyon Custom, very well balanced for classical bari and great for me sinc I dont need to do classical often
 

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I think vintage saxophones require vintage style mpc's or the intonation is often times suspect. Caravan bari pieces are very good if you want a new mpc, but you also try vintage mpc's.
 

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I can sell you a C* that practically brand new. Send me a Pm if you are interested.
 

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pc1234 said:
I'm looking for suggestions for a mouthpiece for a Martin Baritone that would be suitable for classical work. I've read J. Max's great index of classical mouthpieces, but I was hoping to get advice from people who are actually playing Martin baritones in classical settings, since they may be somewhat idiosyncratic (the horns, not the players). ;)

Thanks in advance.

Ridenour Bari sax mp will make your Martin in tune and play like a string instrument with a warm depth beyond anything you have ever tried.
I have one, I know.
 

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Thanks, everyone, for your replies. Bar-Ron, I think I will definitely have to try out the Ridenour based on that recommendation! I also think that the Rascher is a possibility (I had suspected that a large chamber piece would be the key).

Thanks again.
 

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You'll find that the Rascher, Ridenour and Caravan are all made from similar Babbitt large chamber blanks. All of them will work well on that horn.
 
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