I am not sure if you understood what I meant about the tuning position of mouthpieces (it may be old news to you?), so just in case I made a picture:Hi, I have been using a Meyer NY 6 mouthpiece for the past 3 years and wanted a bigger tip opening to get a bigger sound. After some research I purchased a DAddario Select Jazz M7. However when trying to tune with band the pitch is high, I have to pull out the mouthpiece almost to the tip of the sax neck which is not good because it is not stable as it’s too lose. What should I do? Different reeds, which one, I tried Vandoren 2.5 and Hemke 3. Thank you
It’s very clear thank you. In my case the Addario Select is almost at the tip of the neck and very lose, impossible to tune and play that way. I will go back to my Meyer 6 for a while before going back up in opening again.I am not sure if you understood what I meant about the tuning position of mouthpieces (it may be old news to you?), so just in case I made a picture:
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All of these mouthpieces are tuned to A=440 and checked across the range for accuracy. These are 3 mouthpieces I own, a Philtone Orion, a Select Jazz, and a Lakey. If you zoom in or look closely, you will notice the Orion sits far in on the cork, the Select Jazz is intermediate, and the Lakey is further out (it's hard to see but it's actually like a centimeter further out than the Select Jazz). If your cork gets old, or you use a narrow bore mouthpiece for a long time, other mouthpieces will sit very loosely even at the correct tuning position. So it may just be your cork, unless you're really sitting at the end. Cork replacement is normal, I had mine replaced last year. Mouthpieces also have no standard bore, I have a Yamaha 4C that is a bit loose at the correct position last time I used it.