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Hi

Some time ago I bought used Keilwerth tenor New King. Series IV. I just get it from my tech. He have done some work and sax is ready now. I have to choose mpc for this horn. I'm an alto player and I have B&S 2001 alto and Vandoren a27 mpc. Now I'm trying couple of mpcs.
1. vandoren t27 - because I use a27 with my b&S
2. vintage martin mpc
3. educator woodwind b5
4. Geo M. Bundy 4
5. woodwind company vito II
6. vintage runyon
and 3 mpcs without any labels and signatures

I like the Martin and Geo M. Bundy the best. I don't like the vandoren, it plays compleatly different with this keilwerth than my same alto setup.
Which mpc would you recommend?
I have to choose one of them.
thanx.
 

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yes. Keilwerth saxophones and Lawton mouthpieces are a match made in heaven. If you can find one, try it. I think you will like it.

They are expensive and hard to come by though.
 

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Or maybe a JJ ESP. Mines tops! Works great on a series 4 toneking.
Not much cheaper than a Lawton but easier to come by.
 

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still looking

thanx for advices. i tried all of listed above mpc. I like woodwind educator and vintage martin the best (hard rubber), the geo m. bundy sounds like other cheap plasctic mpc.
I will look for Lawton and JJ ESP. It's not easy to find this ones in Poland. :(
 

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thanx for advices. i tried all of listed above mpc. I like woodwind educator and vintage martin the best (hard rubber), the geo m. bundy sounds like other cheap plasctic mpc.
I will look for Lawton and JJ ESP. It's not easy to find this ones in Poland. :(
Geoff Lawton died a few years ago. His son Jason Lawton still makes some mouthpieces, but they are a slow trickle to the starving saxophone mouthpiece market. You can find them in some shops in Europe (I haven't been able to find ANY in the US.)

Saxophone.co.uk

Bill Lewington

Die Saxofoonwinkle in The Netherlands

Your best bet is to call, or email and see what they have in stock. Unfortunately I don't think you will be able to "try before you buy" unless you make a trip to their shops.

Keep an eye on eBay also.

But realistically, what kind of music do you want to play with this mpc setup? And how long have you been playing?
 

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But realistically, what kind of music do you want to play with this mpc setup? And how long have you been playing?[/QUOTE]

I've been playing for 10 years. With alto I've been playing classic, then I was playing some standards and our compositions with my trio, and then klezmer and free imporvised music. With tenor I want to play mainly klezmer and jazz. I don't wont to use this tenor for classic. Honstly I'm a little bit bored with classics. So... I'm looking for a new sound on tenor.
It's a pitty it's always very hard to buy a mpc without playing it.

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If you are new the the jazz sound, I would suggest then something like a decent Link, Meyer, or a conservative Berg Larsen. Lawton and JJ, Ponzol, et. al. really shine with players who are more experienced in the jazz sound and who are used to controlling the larger tip opening, chambers and using baffles.
 

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thaks

thanx jcbigler.
I'd like the meyer when i tried on alto.
now i think I will choose this vinatage martin or geo m. bundy because I can buy it cheap, just to have good mpc to start with the tenor. Hence I will still look for another one.
 

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Hey!
I've been playing the alto for 30 years and the tenor and soprano for 20 years. Mainly Jazz.

On tenor I'm playing "the new king" series 0. A fantastic horn. My best setup so far is a vandoren java T95 (blue)/Rico Royal #3 or LaVoz medium. Fat tone in all registers. Nice vintage sound but with some edge.

My second choice is a Jody Jazz Hr*8 /LaVoz medium. Huge sound in the low register, but a little thinner in the upper register. This is a mouthpiece with very good (fast) respons when playing.

I have tried Vandoren Metal V16 T75 on it. Not bad but I prefere the hard rubber feel and sound on this horn. I have to work hard with this piece to get the sound that I like.

Sorry for my bad english
 
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