I had the same problem, actually. On the same piece ^_^, on a 7 facing though. I sold it and bought a runyon custom :]. Good luck with the ordeal.
Hi,saxymanzach said:Try other links, other reeds, or send it to somebody to get it fixed.
Those are really your options, equipmet-wise. You could send your mouthpiece to one of our own SOTW refacers like Ed Zentera (EZ sax) or Keith Bradbury (mojobari).kryz said:Hi,
I thought of that before. The Rico Royal 3,5 is definetely the read I like.
Trying other links is definetely an idea, but where? Shops here only have a 7 or a 7* at and there are the modern ones.
Refacing is an option, but here in Germany refacers are rare, and I don't want to pay 100 Euros for nothing.
Thx for your answers
I talked to two teachers. Mine and anotherone. The both think that my embrouchoure is good, and I'm not biting.You could check to make sure you're taking in enough mouthpiece that you're not biting, though, which might be causing squeaks.
Thats, what I thought too, but I don't think so. Everything looks good, and feels comfortable. Can .005 make such a difference?!littlemanbighorn said:It sounds to me like you might be tightening up your jaw to make up for the extra openness at the tip on the 9.
I already tried. Even some of the 3,5 are nearly too soft.You might want to drop your reed strength a half-step and work on lots of long tones while focussing on keeping your jaw low and your embouchure reasonably loose. Also, long tones with jaw vibrato will help make sure you're not too tight while helping to build embouchure strength.
HUmm.. it is beter than the new 9 I had before and I like the sound, so I think I'll keep it.Is that the Link I sold you? I didn't have any specific problems with it but it's not the best one I've ever played and could probably benefit from the attention of one of our fine mouthpiece gurus.