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A question for SML owners. What mpcs are you playing with?

On my Rev D alto I play Meyer 5M hard rubber. I've toyed with a Jazz Meyer and a couple of Links.

Recently taken possession of a Brilhart Personaline L5 and I'm really liking it! It may be my SML piece :)
 

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I do not have an SML horn, but I do have an SML tenor mpc. I suppose that they came with those horns new. Any SMLbodies use them?
 

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Ted Klum handmade silver Focustone plays wonderfull with my Gold medal II Tenor.
hey lfrank

I would absolutely love to hear a clip of that!
 

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I do not have an SML horn, but I do have an SML tenor mpc. I suppose that they came with those horns new. Any SMLbodies use them?
I was interested in an SML mpc but since the tip seemed small even for me I couldn't justify the price. Did these horns come with a mpc or was it extra I wonder?
 

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I have tried a number of mpcs with my SML Gold Medal I tenor over the past 14 years.. .morgan, fl link, ponzol, Sakshama Custom Z & then I found a 2001 Barone Hollywood 7* about a year ago. OMG... everything just opened up for me. The piece really brings out the best in me and the horn and the mpc lives up to its reputation as being as flexible as you want/need it to be. I have found my slice of mpc heaven....
 

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"I was interested in an SML mpc but since the tip seemed small even for me I couldn't justify the price. Did these horns come with a mpc or was it extra I wonder?"

The one I got has a tip opening below .070 inches, and was pretty cheap off ebay.
 

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The one I got has a tip opening below .070 inches, and was pretty cheap off ebay.
For alto?
The one I saw was about .062 from memory. How does yours play? On an SML?
 

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Sorry, see post #2 - tenor mpc and just curious about whether anyone used them on SML horns. I really like the way the SML mpc plays, but it is hard for me to push it with such a narrow tip opening. It does very well for a legit sound with my True Tone, as good as my Caravan. It is easy to get a rich texture out of the high notes, too.

Mine looks just like the Made for Martin Broadus tenor in the Mouthpiece Museum photo.
 

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tenor mpc
My apologies of course you said it was a tenor piece.

And gosh-dang-it you're making me really regret passing up the SML mpc I saw for sale :( I didn't get to try it so I'll never know.
 

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Sop (KM) : Yanagisawa metal 5
Alto (rev D): Mouthpiececafe NY 6
Tenor (GM1) : Barone Ltd Hollywood 7* (both horn and piece no longer in my possession..)
 

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Lamberson J7 and Lawton 8 Special
 

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Altos Rev. D '55 and Goldmedal II stencil (Vedette). I play them with an Aizen NY 5 and works fine. Now I´m trying a Remlé made by Elmer Beechler and designed by Brilhart over 1960 (I think it's similar to Tonalin) and I'm surprised with its rich tone and warm sound.
 

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I play a GM2 tenor and alternate between a Link STM (.115) reworked by Erik Greiffenhagen and a brass Ponzol M2+ (.110).
 

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My 70-ies SML soprano has a SML mouthpiece that is - as I have learned through this forum - a Riffault. It has a nice tone, but it was virtually impossible to play the palm key notes in tune. They came out about half a note flat. I thought initially it was a matter of the set up of the horn and brought it by my technician, who saw no problems and advised me to get a Selmer mouthpiece. Which I have done - a S80 D opening - and I have no intonation problems at all. I like the warm breathy sound of the Selmer.
 

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Now I've changed to an ARB HR Great Neck Original 3* (0.75). Similar to my Aizen NY 5, but more open.
 

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"The French brand Riffault provided mouthpiece blanks to many other companies (e.g., every Strasser-Marigaux saxophone was delivered with a Riffault mouthpiece) which were often distributed under different brands." (the mouthpiece museum)

I suppose the SML mouthpiece I have must be a Riffault. Anyway, b/c it was so narrow, I had Phil open the tip up to .09 inches (or 2.3 mm.) It plays great! I was a little afraid to have it worked on, since the high notes played so fat with it, but Phil kept that feature while getting the facing more to my liking.
 

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I've now added a vintage Berg Larsen HR 90/2 SMS offset to my arsenal.
It's much brighter than my Personaline, rougher overall, but really brings out the honey-coated roar in my Rev. D!

I'm not buying anymore mpcs!
:)
 
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