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I could use some useful advice from everyone. I am looking to get a new mouthpiece set up ,and now with the wealth of information on the web, I may be able to save me some time in trying hundreds of combinations.

I'll give you some history. I play an Yamaha YAS-62 Alto

I have 2 mouthpiece a Meyer 5 (w/ bonnade lig) and a Dukoff 6D

I use Java 3 1/2's for both.

Heres the issue. I like the meyer for classical and or Standards nice warm sound great control, but I also play alot of blues/funk/contemp. jazz which I usually the dukoff for I like a bit of an edgier sound for this stuff. However I have ALWAYS had problems with the dukoff squeaking. I have tried multiple different reed/embochure cobinations and no luck. But its ok. The Dukoff is almost too cutting for me. I really enjoy the sound of Jay Beckenstein not too dark or too bright. Which is w Can anyone give me some suggestions on Mouthpiece/Lig/Rhat I am looking for.eed combinations for a new set up to help narrow my search?

Thanks a TON in advance!!
 

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Try a Rousseau Studio Jazz or JDX
 

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I won't claim to be a pro on the sax (nor anything for that matter :) ), but I finally broke down and bought the Jody Jazz DV alto. I thought it was worth a whirl.

I used to play a Link STM *8 and a Runyon Quantum 7. The Link was great down low and way too piercing thin up top (for my taste, and I didn't have ten hours to practice everyday to keep up the chops). The Runyon was loud and deep, but wasn't really free blowing. I wanted something in between, where I could switch between blues and rock and church music without changing mps.

The DV was worth the money. It is free blowing and deep but has a great edge to it. You can shoot off altissimo notes and glissando down to subtones all on a #3 or 3.5 reed. I never had a mpc that was so easy to play. It was either fight in the upper register or fight in the lower register. It cuts, but only when you want to. Though, my sax is a bit on the dark side.

Just my 2 cents... funny, it actually costs more than my current saxophone! But that's soon to change too!
 
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