I am looking for a mouthpiece that excels at altissimo, but is also flexible throughout the range of the horn. What's the best choice? New or used. Thanks.
That's a good start. What kind of alto do you play? What type of mouthpiece are you playing, and what type of reed /strength are you using with it? What kind of issues are you experiencing with your current setup? How long have you been playing the saxophone, and what is your musical background?Hi SuperAction80,
I play alto.
I had a Lakey in college for a short time and I was incredibly sharp in the high end of the horn. I could not control that mouthpiece. Later switched to a Beechler S5S that was much easier to control for me........Lakeys. But you may need to try a bunch of them to get a good one or get one refaced.
I haven’t played the Jet, but I do play a JJ DV and keep going back to it except on low volume gigs. The Altissimo seems to work fine. Like others have said - once you get used to voicing the altissimo notes, any good MPC works. I think you need to find one that you really like in the ‘normal’ register - the altissimo is in there.I am looking for a high baffle mouthpiece like a Jody Jazz Jet - I tried a 6 and it was great. I want something even brighter though. Aside from a Dukoff D chamber, what else is worth trying? A Jody Jazz DV? Jumbo Java?