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Since you had a 10M, I'm assuming the LeBlanc is a tenor. The Taiwan horns are alleged to be Jupiters, and although they are not as desirable in the market as the Yamaha stencils, they can play nicely.leonard c. Smith said:I recently bought a LeBlanc with a stamped serial # and made inTaiwan. Paid $400.00 no dents dings scratches, everything works . very clean . I am having a little difficulty with the octave key and g#. Also after playing for about an hour I start to squeak a bit. Have been playing about 6 Mos. I started back with an older model Conn 10M series. But very difficult to play. Did I scew up. I am using Rico Royale #2 hard rubber mouthpiece. I have experimented with toanl quality by using socks, mutes etc. Can U help me ?
Since the squeaks don't start for an hour, you are likely just tiring your embouchure.
What is the problem with the octave and G#?