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Definitely maybe. The biggest factor in intonation problems is the player, not the equipment; however, there are issues that come up based on equipment. For example, many people have problems playing large chamber pieces with MK VI's or small chambered pieces with old Bueschers, or a radical change in your set-up---say going from a Selmer C* with a 3 1/2 Vandoren to a Berg 130/1 with a #2 Fibracell---could wreak havoc with your intonation and and a poorly set-up horn could be a problem as well, though that's not a part of your question.........daryl
 

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Thanks Wersax for your post. Re-reading my post, I realize it was a bit offside, though it was meant to be funny. In any case, the intention was to encourage the "Yes", the "No" and the "maybe" (you excepted) to leave us more details as to their thoughts ..

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Reeds rarely, but I have known it happen when one particular reed I had made the horn way out. I thought I was going mad till I changed reeds - but that is a very rare occurance.

Mouthpieces can vary, but the problem mostly comes with trying to match some vintage instruments with modern mouthpieces. It could be high baffle or small chamber affecting things.
 

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Mouthpieces: Yes, Yes, Yes!!!! The wide open, high baffled pieces can make your intonation go wild! Reeds: Sometimes- a reed that does not respond well can also affect tuning, as adjustments to make the sound better also affect intonation.
 

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Over time I have had a number of mouthpieces with varying chambers or baffles. Some of the extreme versions have created some intonation problems but I have not had any issue with typical chamber and baffles ranges. That is why it is 'baffling' (no pun intended) to find that I have trouble playing my Navarro Bebop special in tune. Not really an intonation problem as much as tuning issue. It tends to run significantly flat through out the entire range, even when I push it is on the neck as far it will reasonably go. I had the tip opening reduced from a .115 to .105. I love this piece. It plays great, sounds terrific... but I can't bring it out in public. Playing a Java 2.5. Seems to be similar when tried with a Java 3. Any thoughts.
 

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P.S. I had asked the excellent well regarded refacer to match the same curve as was originally on the piece. I wondered if there is something unusual about the facing curve of this piece that might make some reeds a better match for it.
 

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I have trouble playing my Navarro Bebop special in tune. Not really an intonation problem as much as tuning issue. It tends to run significantly flat through out the entire range, even when I push it is on the neck as far it will reasonably go.
By what metric do you judge “as far it will reasonably go”? Why not push it on more until it is in tune?
 
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