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Okay, someone help me figure out how to do a search for RPC mouthpieces. Apparently, just using the initials isn't sufficient. Thanks
Okay, so I need volume and a big sound, but don't like harsh in the upper end. Do the rollovers provide more volume then, let's say, a well finished Link? Can the rollover be used successfully in a band with a loud keyboard, guitar to get a Rock, R&B sound as well as a nice darker jazz tone, or do you feel the baffle models can do both? . Of course, I use a microphone. I was also interested in comments regarding the wider tipped openings vs the .105 opening. Someone said the RPCs work really well with the wider tips- like .115 and above. Inquiring minds want to know!! Meanwhile I will search through the many post which mention RPC.the baffle piece is a monster.... think Berg on steroids....perfect for R&B but sweet enough sounding on ballads. The roll over is more like a vintage Link ....great all round piece but not as much balls or edge as the baffled piece.
I use a 125 rollover with my 10M and a 125 high baffle (that measures .134") with my Silversonic tenor. Though I prefer the 10M with the rollover for jazz and the Silversonic with the high baffle for rock, I use either horn for either style depending upon where I play. I don't like switching mouthpieces anymore, and have gotten better results (and less headaches) over the last few years matching one mouthpiece for each horn that I own and using it exclusively for that horn.I wanted to read what folks here who use them have to say about the differences between the rollover and baffle tenor pieces.
The RPCs I have are not harsh in the upper end, unlike almost every other high baffle mpc I've played.Okay, so I need volume and a big sound, but don't like harsh in the upper end.
I was also interested in comments regarding the wider tipped openings vs the .105 opening. Someone said the RPCs work really well with the wider tips- like .115 and above. Inquiring minds want to know!! Meanwhile I will search through the many post which mention RPC.
VERY true! I've been experimenting with reeds over the past year or so (finally settled back on the V16s) and a reed can really make a difference in terms of brightness or 'body' in the sound. For a while I really liked the Rigotti Gold reeds because they respond well, with ease and a lot of volume. But finally I realized they are just too bright (for me) on my 120B. The RJS were a bit too dark. V16 seem to be just right. I'm speaking in general; of course there will be variations among the same box of reeds.I found,as with most m/p's, that different reeds will give a little more or a little less brighter tone depending on what you want..
Yeah, I just found the post where I originally inquired in regard to RPC mouthpieces from 2/2/03... which might have been my first post after SOTW shifted from it's old platform (as the "join date" doesn't take contributions from the old format into account).It brings up the SOTW archive postings which go back to 2003.