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I have a metal Bari mouthpiece for my baritone sax, and while I always like the sound of it, I could never control it, so I was using a hard rubber Jodi Jazz mouthpiece, which has a good sound, too, and is much easier to control, but the sound is tamer. Recently I had my instrument adjusted by a repairman who knows what he's doing, and, lo and behold, I can control the Bari mouthpiece now.
What's the moral? My instrument was gradually slipping out of proper adjustment, but I was used to it, so I didn't really notice there was anything wrong. So it's a good idea to bring your instrument into a good repairman every now and again, even if you think it's playing well. Also, a well adjusted instrument, whose pads all close properly and open up to the right height, can tolerate a mouthpiece that is a little tricky - and, conversely, a stable mouthpiece like the Jodi Jazz mouthpiece can overcome the mechanical problems of your instrument.
 
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