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Hi all.

While waiting for my friend to return my Chinese curved sop, I bought a Yamaha 4C soprano mouthpiece on a whim. After reading the numerous posts here the consensus was that the 4C has a round chamber as opposed to the 4CM that has square chamber - I've yet to see a picture of this as well.

Upon receiving the mouthpiece I actually thought the chamber is actually horseshoe shaped instead of round, see picture below. Can someone clarify this for me and my curiosity?

Thanks!

 

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Hi Dave, thanks for that.

Not that I care so much apart from how it actually plays for me, but isn't that a horseshoe shape and not round? Almost oval at most.

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Edo: I think you nailed it - it doesn't matter. It takes ALL the various features of a mouthpiece, including the player to combine in making its sound.

But, to answer your question, it does look like a horseshoe. I looked inside Selmer S-80's and they all were decidedly square. My old Selmer scroll-shank soprano piece is decidedly round at that point inside the piece. DAVE
 
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