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Mouthpiece Recommendations/help/guide.

1756 Views 5 Replies 6 Participants Last post by  Koen88
I've been playing sax for five years now, and bari for two. I'm looking for a new mouthpiece, as mine is a simple plastic student model. I'm having trouble finding help online on my own, as I don't understand all the information being thrown at me, and I can't make too much sense of the mouthpiece review thread due to the fact that it's just like having a ton of names thrown at me.

Here's what I'm going for
-fast, easy response in any dynamic
-ability to play well in any dynamic
-ability to play really really loudly
-ability to play overtones
-dark, warm, growly sound
-usable for both classic and jazz

I use Vandoren(blue box) 3 1/2 reeds(sometimes 3s). I can play with very good air support, so that shouldn't be a problem. I was leaning towards the brass plated mouthpieces. Any help, tips, etc. is appreciated.

Also, what do the numbers signify in mouthpiece names(eg 6, 6*, 7, etc.)?


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I also agree that you may need more than one mouthpiece. I just sold both of my baris and the mouthpieces I would use would be a plain Yamaha 5C and for edge, a Morgan Protone which is a very well made mouthpiece for a good price. I can sell the pair for $75. Try anything you can find! The Rico Metalite is also a very good mouthpiece for most situations but not too good for classical as it has quite a bit of edge in the sound. Consider:
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