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In order to better assist you, what kind of mpc are you playing on now and what kind of sound/feel/response are you looking for?
 

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I am playing an old metal brilhart level aire 4* with 2, 2 1/2 rico royal or vandoren. I was looking for something that plays similar but will give more volume and brightness. I am powerless over guitar players and my life has become unmanageable.
 

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I have a Dukoff D chamber perfected by Ed Zentera with a 0.101 opening that makes my B&S 2001 (same as your Guardala) scream really loud. For some reasons the B&S is the most responsive to that mouthpiece, my other tenors don't get as loud with it. I also have a Brilhart vintage Levelaire and there is no comparison in terms of power.

I'd give it for 175$ plus shipping and eventually paypal fees.
 

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I am playing an old metal brilhart level aire 4* with 2, 2 1/2 rico royal or vandoren. I was looking for something that plays similar but will give more volume and brightness. I am powerless over guitar players and my life has become unmanageable.
There are many choices. General recommendation: You'll want to consider a larger tip opening, maybe slightly harder reeds too. This could help you compete w/ the electric instruments. Some examples of bright and loud setups that I or others on this forum have found to work well on Guardala/B&S:

Metal Yanagisawa
SR Tech Fusion
RPC (high baffle)
Metal Dukoff
Barone: Trad/Cont, Contemporary or Fusion models
Vandoren Jumbo Java
Guardala: Studio/King/Super King/Brecker Model etc....
Rico Royal Metalite (you'll have to find one used)
Jody Jazz DV

-Dan
 

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You need a piece with a high baffle.

When I started out competing with guitar players (which is sometimes impossible) I used a Jumbo Java.
Any of the pieces dstack mentioned is a good place to start. A good Berg Larsen will also do.

Just don't buy one that someone told you to buy. Take a list to a music store and try several of them. Buy the one that works best for you.

Good luck!
 

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I am powerless over guitar players and my life has become unmanageable.
Buying your own mic, stand/clip and cord might do wonders for this, if you haven't done so already. Seriously. When I was younger and playing with rock groups, I'd always have to rely upon a spare or somebody's vocal mic when not in use. Being able to plug right in and join them with your own sound set-up is the way to go.
 

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Thanks everyone. I just bought a Berg Larsen 90/M/1, a Runyon Smooth Bore#8 and a Runyon Custom #7. I tried a Berg 105/SMS/1 and a Jody Jazz 7* which were a bit to open. I still want the ability to bend notes and I found those to be a bit too challenging. Anyway thank you for all the input.
 
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