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Ok guys I am trying to look for profestional level Classical and Jass mouth peices for my Selmer Mark VI Alto Sax. I currently own the selmer C* and a meyer 5

For Classical I Want an easy to play dark toned mouth peice

For jazz i want a very Bright metal Mouth piece

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mouthpieces are really kinda personal, test as many as you can. what works for another, may not always work for you.

for my classical, I am using my SELMER Larry Teal LT402 with Rovner Mk III ligature
for my jazz, I am using my SELMER Soloist C* (vintage) with PARASCHOS ligature.

test as many as you can before you decide. do not be too brand conscious
 

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Try a Vandoren AL3 for classical.
 

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If you are switching a lot, I would go with either same tip opening or same family. I do both using a Selmer S-80 and Super Session both in a D facing. For years I had a Meyer 6M and it was about the same tip. The SS just has more guts and the S-80 is a bit more refined. Still "your" sound will be similar on any mouthpiece but the ease of projection may vary a lot.
 

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In my opinion that C* paired with the right setup, should be perfectly fine. But give the Vandoren AL3 a whirl like Carlheanerd said.

For jazz, bright can mean a number of things. Be careful when you say "very bright". You don't want to be overly bright where the tone is annoying. For brighter mouthpieces...I play a Vandoren A55 Jumbo Java that is pretty bright, but controllable. You could think of it as a hard rubber mouthpiece with a metal mouthpiece sound. Beechler metal mouthpieces are pretty bright as well. JodyJazz DV or DV NY I've heard can be bright. As bkobog said, these mouthpieces might not do it for you. You'd have to go out and try a bunch. Don't be afraid to try some hard rubber pieces.

The only issue here is, switching back and forth from a big metal mouthpiece to a smaller classical mouthpiece will difficult due to the sizes of the tip.

Personally, I don't think you can go wrong with the C* or Meyer. Both are good professional level mouthpieces. It's just a matter of finding the right combination of reeds/ligs to the mouthpiece.
 

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Well, my Phil-Tone Meyer 6M can go to just about anything between jazz and classical, in my opinion! My old Otto Link STM 7* is the "loud & bright" if needed. Not many plays Link on alto, but when it works, it works!
 

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If you are switching a lot, I would go with either same tip opening or same family. I do both using a Selmer S-80 and Super Session both in a D facing. For years I had a Meyer 6M and it was about the same tip. The SS just has more guts and the S-80 is a bit more refined. Still "your" sound will be similar on any mouthpiece but the ease of projection may vary a lot.
Really?? The Super Session had more guts than the Meyer?!?! I found quite the opposite, I thought the SS was kind of a crappy mouthpiece actually... :/
 

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I honestly don't see anything wrong with the mouthpieces the OP has, unless he/she wants something brighter than the Meyer for jazz...

Other than that, I'll toss in my $0.02...

For jazz i want a very Bright metal Mouth piece

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No you don't.
 

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I have never found a metal mouthpiece I liked on alto. Used a Berg in 1963, Link in 1966, Selmer 1967 and still use HR for any alto piece.
 

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ive seen drake mouthpieces advertized with ceramic inserts. what do you think of those? its definitely different. i like the smooth edges in the pictures. any comments?
 

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ive seen drake mouthpieces advertized with ceramic inserts. what do you think of those? its definitely different. i like the smooth edges in the pictures. any comments?
I played the Drake on Bari and found nothing that justifies that price. You can do just as well for less money on many other brands.

For Alto, I also searched for the bright sound for jazz and found it with a Beechler 6. Plenty of projection while still keeping the CS 80 D for classical playing.
 

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ive seen drake mouthpieces advertized with ceramic inserts. what do you think of those? its definitely different. i like the smooth edges in the pictures. any comments?
never tried the ceramic chamber piece, but the regular pieces are great! plenty of people have tried them and love them! I ordered a NY Jazz as another Alto piece in a MeYer style to go with my Ted Klum. Go to Steve Neff's site and check out his clips of the NY Jazz, and Jazz, and Contemporary he sounds great on them.
 
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