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Bonsoir,

I just wonder if the tip opening makes a difference in how you need to blow in a mouthpiece. If there is, what is there to adjust between a closed and open tip.

I'm curious about the subject because I've been playing this Jary custom Buescher and its a .115 tip opening. The sound of the big-chambered rubber mpc is just what I've been looking for but I'm used to .110 and it feels like I need to push tons of air through that thing.

So should I shed some more and eventually I'll gain the capacities to play the Buescher or should I get it closed down? If I need to change the tip opening, how closed would be too much? I think I prefer the sound of harder reeds as I can't bear reeds softer than LaVoz MH on the Buescher or my 7* Link so a smaller tip opening would be perfect but I'm afraid I'll have to adjust to a smaller opening as well...

Thanks in advance,
Victor.
 

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LaVoz MH with a .115 tip is a pretty hard setup. I'm still growing into Mediums on my Link .110! You might want to try a slightly softer reed, although that can be a little difficult, since the LaVoz strengths are kind of far apart, in my experience.

If you like it the way it is, don't change it! See if you get used to it.
 

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If it takes too much air use a softer reed and you'll find the reed retains more of a bend than a harder one, effectively closing up the opening until it feels right. There will still be a substantial difference though because that softer tip will vibrate back and forth more and it will create a more complex sound with more overtones. The predominent effect will be a brighter sound. A harder reed will dampen a lot of those overtones and will not close up when you use a smaller tipped piece, but hard reeds can be difficult to blow on a larger tipped piece.

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Thanks for your inputs guys!! I know the solution if I want to use reeds on the harder side would be a smaller tip opening. .115 and MH LaVoz is a bit excessive a setup!!! I just wonder 1.what tip opening would fit a MH LaVoz and 2.if I will have to change my air stream in anyway...

Victor.
 
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