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Question about Mouthpieces in regards to sound...

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Hello all,
Ive been playing sax about a year now (off and on kinda...), anyways im playing a Kessler Custom Tenor, with the mouthpiece it came with (the OL7 one). No matter what I do, I cant get the kind of sound I like. Id describe what im getting as soft and low, no buzz whatsoever. What I do like, is the edgey buzzy "ripping" sound, the "Boots Randolph" sound. Im buying a Dukoff D8 to see if that helps at all (I read thats what he used), but I dont know if it takes just the mouthpiece to get the "buzziness". Am I doing something wrong embouchure wise to get this rather depressing low sound?
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Hmm, ive had about 7 lessons before and the teacher never said anything, but heres a pic of my mouthpiece and where the toothmarks are, perhaps they could tell if im using too little... (white line of course is where tooth marks are)
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Just using the ones it came with, Vandoren V16's, 2 1/2. Thanks for the tips guys, in a few hours ill try it out (love to try it now, but ill let you use your imaginations as to what the neighbours would say at 8:00 in the morning...)
Oh, ive ordered the Dukoff anyways, if anything it will be a learning experience. As I told the seller, if I cant use it ill put it in a cabinet, forget about it for a few years, and maybe ill get a nice surprise somewhere down the line :)
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