Hiyingski said: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
Nice choice of sax
I would say that Yes, the choice of mouthpiece makes a big difference
I play a '62 New King Tenor which I bought second hand with three different mouthpieces. One is a Berg Larsen 100 / 1 metal, the other two I think are Keilwerth - the only markings they carry are a "4" and a "5". The five being slightly longer than the four
The number four I hardly use - it gives a very "stuffy" high D.
The five is sweet and smooth
and the Berg Larsen very bright and forward - as you would expect
The choice of reed is also significant, but to a lesser extent - the Berg Larsen prefers a Fibracell about half or a full size softer than the Vandoren's I use with the others
If your new toy is a tenor, I would happily lend you the number 4 to try - I really dont use it.
I would suggest you try as many mouthpieces as you can - something out there is bound to suit you.
Hope this helps