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Here's a bit of playing on 3 mouthpieces, no compression or effects. Same microphone and placement. I tried to balance the level as well...ended up using the same reed on all of them. Curious what people like best. I will just say that I'm surprised how close they sounded!

https://soundcloud.com/fsaxwas9/mouthpiece-comparison
 

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Number one for me, just, over number two. The third is the most different, with more of a mid rasp to it; I've never been a fan of that characteristic in saxophone tone. It's nowhere near as extreme in your case, but think Joe Lovano's tone. I love what he plays, just not fond of his tone.
 

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A friend of mine also said #1. That one is a stock Cannonball #7. my backup!
 

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I liked #3. I appreciate the point about the mid-rasp, but to my ear the lower frequencies gave it a fuller sound.
I also like #3
Rounder, fuller- more to discover on that one methinks
 

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#3 is my FatCat prototype which I'm actually trading...good mouthpiece, for sure. I was playing it for 6 years at least.

#2 is the one I've been playing recently, Yanigisawa metal #7. Might need to find a better reed paring with that, definitely makes a difference.
 

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