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I couldn't resist it! I bought a selmer labeled C-melody truetone 134xxx on ebay. I guess It will need a repad, and I have no idea if the snaps are in place or not. Does anybody know these horns?

As an early True tone, I guess it'll need a large chamber mouthpiece to play half decent in tune. Would a tenor Otto link HR be too much? Tenor soloist? Alto S. Broadus S3 perfected? Any ideas?

I'm not playing cane reeds as my lower lip doesn't tolerate them, so I'll need to find a suitable mpc witch can be played with a available synthetic reed.

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Hi Kulos,
welcome to the C-melody club.The tenor Link HR or Metal should work well. My buescher likes the Link STM better, but the HR works too.
Try all your tenor pieces. Sometimes there are some surprising matches that work.
 

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kulos.
If you click on virtually any thread on this board you will find the contentious mouthpiece debate.
You will also notice that we do not always agree.
It really depends upon where you intend to play it.
If you seek the original tone, go for the original piece or a large chambered Bb tenor mouthpiece.
If you intend to play with an amplified Blues/Rock band you will require a high baffle modern Bb
tenor mouthpiece.
In a "folkie" band, anything will do.
Unlike owning a T51 Bugatti, originality is not a primary issue here.
 

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You have my most sincere condolences on that new buy heheheeh :twisted: :mrgreen:
Take no notice kulos....some people have never learnt to play them well &, quite rightly, stick to the well trodden path. :mrgreen:
You may well be one of the gifted few. :)
 

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Take no notice kulos....some people have never learnt to play them well &, quite rightly, stick to the well trodden path. :mrgreen:
You may well be one of the gifted few. :)
I admit to that. I even hate the alto, soprano and baritone. :bluewink: It's tenor or bust baby!
 

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I admit to that. I even hate the alto, soprano and baritone. :bluewink: It's tenor or bust baby!
I feel certain that you play it very well Juan...it's best to specialise.
 

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The Selmer is a stencil Buescher, so it won't have the pad snaps.

Try all the mpcs you have. Experimentation is key.

Bueschers are special because they can sound like either altos or tenors, depending on setup and voicing.
 

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The Selmer is a stencil Buescher, so it won't have the pad snaps.

Try all the mpcs you have. Experimentation is key.

Bueschers are special because they can sound like either altos or tenors, depending on setup and voicing.
It will be white musicmedic roopads with flat metal resonators then I guess. I am looking forward to experimenting with all my mouthpieces. '
Does anybody have any experience with the aquilasax metalpro mpc?

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Music Medic seamless domed resonators (or Pisoni seamless domed resonators, I believe they are the same, or at least they started being the same and then Curt tooled up for producing their own) are way more recommendable IMHO than flat metal resonators, especially on Bueschers. They come in the same sizes as Snaps (if you don't go over 20mm you can mimic the originally intended configuration of shape and sizes) and the shape is so similar that it will blend in perfectly if you have a missing snap on a horn.
 

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I prefer alto mouthpieces. There are some newer C melody mouthpieces available too.
Bruce, have you ever tried to put an alto piece on a Buescher C-Mel? I haven't personally found one that fits over the neck ring yet.
 

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It will be white musicmedic roopads with flat metal resonators then I guess. I am looking forward to experimenting with all my mouthpieces. '
Does anybody have any experience with the aquilasax metalpro mpc?

Regards Kulos
Good choice of pads. Look cool on the horn, play very well. I too would go for domed resonators over the flats.

The Aquilasax piece won't fit your horn unless you're willing to cut off the ring (flare) on the end of the neck. If you want to try it to be certain, I have one I can sell you. Didn't fit mine.
 

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Good choice of pads. Look cool on the horn, play very well. I too would go for domed resonators over the flats.

The Aquilasax piece won't fit your horn unless you're willing to cut off the ring (flare) on the end of the neck. If you want to try it to be certain, I have one I can sell you. Didn't fit mine.
I'll check my alto pieces when the neck (and the rest of the horn) is here, what is the inner diameter of the Aquilasax metal mpc shank.

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I'll check my alto pieces when the neck (and the rest of the horn) is here, what is the inner diameter of the Aquilasax metal mpc shank.

Kulos
Sounds to me like the perfect excuse/reason to use a tenor mouthpiece. :)
 

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I'll check my alto pieces when the neck (and the rest of the horn) is here, what is the inner diameter of the Aquilasax metal mpc shank.

Kulos
16mm, 0.63" at the end of the shank. It does get a little smaller a little bit down the bore -- say 15.85mm.
 

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Yeah, that might be the solution anyway!
I suspect you'll find it's the only solution other than a stock Buescher C-mel piece. I did consider having one of mine opened up bit and a baffle put in to brighten it up.

BTW, let me know if it's going to fit your horn and you want this Aquilasax piece. I wasn't willing to modify the neck to make a mouthpiece fit, so it's unplayed and not doing me any good. C-mel reeds are available from Aquilasax.
 

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I suspect you'll find it's the only solution other than a stock Buescher C-mel piece. I did consider having one of mine opened up bit and a baffle put in to brighten it up.

BTW, let me know if it's going to fit your horn and you want this Aquilasax piece. I wasn't willing to modify the neck to make a mouthpiece fit, so it's unplayed and not doing me any good. C-mel reeds are available from Aquilasax.
Yeah, I'll let you know. I thought the aquilasax mpc would accept tenor reeds though. I don't play cane, as my lip doesn't seem to allow it anymore.

Kulos
 
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