Since I have played Links and Dukoffs, I would say that you want about .090 or maybe a little bit less or more depending on the Link.dirty said:If you're coming from a Dukoff D6, you might want to go for a slightly smaller Link than an 8 (.110), since Links have a lot more resistance built into the mouthpiece design. I'm not familiar enough with Dukoffs to really tell you what an equivalent Link tip opening might be, but you might want to keep that in mind.
i really should go with someone to a shopNefertiti said:there has been a lot of variation in the links I have played over the last 20 years. I went down to a music store the other day to pick out a link for a student. I played 5 of them. they were all different. 3 were what I considered bad 1 was OK and one was pretty good. I gave that one to my student. You have to play it to make a decision. If you don't know how to tell if it's good see if someone who knows can go with you and help you out. Good Luck. Steve
Most likely the "regular rubber mouthpiece" you refer to here would have been much smaller than a .110 tip opening. Probably somewhere around .085 or even less.danewvibe said:i'm used to playing on the tip opening of....
like a regular rubber mouthpiece that would come with a student model, around that size
this Dukoff was my first mouthpiece
when i played a regular rubber mouthpiece, the size was like just right for me
so i don't know