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Why have mouthpiece lenghs become longer?
I have had problems getting my alto in tune because the shank of the mothpiece is sooo long that I can't get it far enough onto the neck.
I have two alto pieces that I feel have shanks that are too long: a Morgan EL and a Runyon Jaguar.
Can these be shortened?
 

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I have had some soprano mouthpieces shortened so they tune-up on vintage sopranos (Selmer S-80's, Guardala, two Morgan Vintage pieces). I merely asked technicians to cut off the bottom end of the shanks. All play well after the shortening.

One factor though, is how far into the mouthpioece the horn's neck will go. The depth is limited by the interior desgin, too. DAVE
 

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Is this the issue with Brilhart tonalins on tenor?
Seems that to play in tune it's way out on the neck.
Too bad you can add length to the shank.
 

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Pgraves said:
Too bad you can add length to the shank.

Actually you can. (I assume you mean't can't)
 

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Bikedog said:
Why have mouthpiece lenghs become longer?
I have had problems getting my alto in tune because the shank of the mothpiece is sooo long that I can't get it far enough onto the neck.
I have two alto pieces that I feel have shanks that are too long: a Morgan EL and a Runyon Jaguar.
Can these be shortened?
Why not just sand down your neck cork?
 
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