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It seems that more than once I've purchased a mpc on a whim that has turned out to be much better than aimed, targeted, reasoned and coveted purchases!

This has happened to me with a Berg Larsen HR, although I then switched to a NY STM Link 7, and possibly with a Saxscape Uptown Dark .90!

Is it just me or do we often surprise ourselves?!

cheers!
Laurence
 

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Very true. I purchased a Broadus worked on by Theo Wanne recently, just because of the names associated with it, never having played a Broadus before or knowing what one sounds like. It's now my main mouthpiece.
 

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I unintentionally wasted a bunch of time in recent months trying a bunch of different pieces for classical alto.

As it turns out, it looks like I'll be going back to the scroll LT I've had for about 20 years. I stepped away from it trying to like something else that perhaps made a great first impression but long term never left me completely satisfied.

I should be careful about saying "wasted time" though - it can be helpful to try new things if only to discover along the way that one's setup is worth leaving alone.
 

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I recently picked up a Charles Bay HR Gerry Mulligan special edition #8 Mouthpiece for bariton and it is my main mouthpiece for jazz. Great sound and very good response in all registers.
 

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Sometimes you get lucky; I wouldn't recommend it as a method on much, 'though it has worked with me on mouthpieces.......the thing is sometimes we think too much about mouthpieces. They either work or they don't, ya know?
 
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