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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 would say a large chamber would suit this horn best overall. Link HR maybe. Tip opening no larger than a 5* max. try increasing reed strength slightly, 2 1/2 or so working up to maybe a 3 over time.
If you are having to press hard to seal the pads they are probably leaking. A sax should seal with light to moderate pressure. Have a tech look at it.
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