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Hello everyone, I hope you guys do not consider this a stupid question, for I really would like your opinion.
I've read that high baffles pieces are relatively easy to play due to the air stream moving quickly for a long distance, making the piece respond fast.
Because of their ease to play, it is feasible to have large tip openings and long facing curves.
So would you think that a Dukoff .60 tip opening would be harder to play than an Otto Link .55 tip opening, about the same, or no real difference at all?
 

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If these are for sop sax, they may have a similar resistance if they had the same facing quality other than a tip opening differnce. The Dukoff will sound much louder with the same blowing effort though. So some players may consider it as playing easier.
 

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It depends on the two mouthpiece in question. There are so many variables it's impossible to say. I will say that on tenor I like .105 tip on low rollover baffles generally and .110-.115 tips on high baffle pieces. Those play pretty similar to me. Again, it depends on the mouthpieces, facing curve, baffle heights............... Is this soprano?
 
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