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Kessler Custom 50/50 Mouthpiece .... Anyone?

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Does anyone who plays alto sax have a Kessler 50/50 NY mouthpiece? If so, do they play as well as they say? And, would they work well with a soft Fibracell synthetic reed? Altho the 50/50 is not their most expensive piece, I have heard that it is easy to play (free-blowing) and has a lot of power and volume, and can easily play from low to high notes. Can anyone tell me if they have had this experience?

Thanks a heap!!

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Thank you, Everyone! I know it is ultimately my decision, I was just kinda wondering what other's experience might be. I drive down to the Vegas airport tomorrow to pick up my boys, and thought I would leave early and stop in at Kessler Music to try out a mouthpiece or 2 .... right now all I have are a couple student mouthpieces -- one King and one Runyan. My sax is a vintage Martin alto.

Thanks for your input!!

Candy :)
Thanks Dave and Chitown! Everyone was friendly and helpful at Kessler's Music and I ended up trying out 4 mouthpieces, then decided on a Meyer 7MM ... it has a lot of projection for me, plays easily from high to low range, and doesn't brighten up my "vintage" Martin sound too much. I like a little brightness, but the "Martin sound" is kinda "dark and smoky" in the first place.

One more little question tho: If I did decide I wanted to play it brighter at times, would applying a removable "stick-on" baffle do the job?

Thank you, Saxist and Mojo!!

I also read on this forum that using dental wax or putty would make a removable baffle that would stick to the mouthpiece while playing, but be removable when I wished to switch back to dark tone.

Does this sound reasonable? Thanks!!

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