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Mouthpiece For 1917 Buescher

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I'd like to be able to use my mint-condition 1917 Buescher tenor on gigs, but no matter which mouthpiece I use, I end up playing almost a half-step flat, and the low notes are suppressed. I'm aware that open-chambered mouthpieces work best on these saxes, but even the original Buescher mouthpiece that came with the horn gives me the same problems. Any ideas on a specific mouthpiece that would work? Thanks for your help.
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Thanks for the advice.

Even with the mouthpiece all the way in, it's still considerably flat. Some mouthpieces are better than others, but the result is still the same. I'm used to the vintage Martins being mouthpiece-friendly, and even my 1919 Conn accepts all of them and still plays relatively in tune.

I believe I will take it in to be checked over.
Definitely low pitch.

The only problem with the smaller-chambered pieces is that the low notes are stuffy, warbling, and suppressed.
Will the higher key heights help the warbling problem with the low notes? Aside from the tuning and low warbling, the basic tone is excellent when I use my metal Otto Link 9.
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