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Hello, what´s please the loudest alto mpc out there ?
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In my experience, an English made Berg Larsen 110/1SMS, Eboonite. When they started manufacturing them in Belgium I lost the liking of this pieces. If you can get one and play with that an open piece, it roars.

Then, the Jumbo Javas do very well.

Here the reeds have a lot to do. Plasticovers seem to fit very well to scream a lot. With my setup, Jumbo Java A45 and a decibelimeter, 125db have been measured once.
 

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Lakey, Berg Larsen , Beechler Bellite, in combination witha softer reed that you are used to will scream very, contlo of the lower notes becomes less precise but that's not what you want if you ask a question like that.
 

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That's a tough question, I suspect that most answers will vary greatly.

A good starting point, however, is a mouthpiece with a high-baffle design. Test all the pieces you can find with this kind of design and you will be able to find what fits you best.
 

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Drake Contemporary. I use a .085 Drake Contemporary alto piece. Much more control, and dynamics, as well as a fuller tone, than MOST (not all mind you, just most) Dukoffs, Bergs, and Lakeys. And perfectly built, unlike those 3 other brands!
 

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For me, it was a Lakey 6* with #5 reeds. Sounded like crap, but was great for the college marching band.
 

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Loudest piece I ever played was a Runyon metal smoothbore. Unbelievably loud, even without the spoiler insert. It was too much. If I wanted a piece with more volume than my Meyer 8 I'd play a Beechler diamond inlay. Plenty of punch but still a decent tone once you're used to it.
 

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In my experience, an English made Berg Larsen 110/1SMS, Eboonite. When they started manufacturing them in Belgium I lost the liking of this pieces. If you can get one and play with that an open piece, it roars.

Then, the Jumbo Javas do very well.

Here the reeds have a lot to do. Plasticovers seem to fit very well to scream a lot. With my setup, Jumbo Java A45 and a decibelimeter, 125db have been measured once.
Yeah I can't play my Jumbo Java in small rooms. I begin to hear my ears crackle.
 

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If you go with a Diamond Inlay for playing LOUD it would have to be the small chamber. It's pretty similar to a Lakey, maybe a half a notch tamer. Actually a Lakey with a decent facing isn't too shabby. I don't care for the Metalites on alto. You can only honk below about G in the lower register. Likely a refacer could fix that.
 

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My JodyJazz DV 8 with a soft reed is pretty piercing.
 
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