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mouthpiece for vintage toneking

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Eh, i just recently bought a 1951 toneking in great shape and as a beginner i was having problems with the mouthpiece and was told by my techie that it wasn't the greatest mouthpiece and that maybe i should get your typical student mouthpiece (Selmer C*), so i did that but it didn't seem to be any better and then i just read somewhere that vintage horns don't always respond well to these newer mouthpieces...... :( .... does anyone know if this is the case with this particular sax?? And if so, which would be the right mouthpiece for it?? Of course it could just be me too ;)

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I have a few new old stock (unmodified) Keilwerth Toneking and Toneking Special mouthpieces and my observation is that the facings on these are very very consistently flat - not much curvature at all. The hard rubber of these pieces is an outstanding quality, but their facings are not responsive at all. They fix up really well, though. So what you have, in essence, is a piece with potential.
Yes - these are much better with a reface.
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