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I recently tried a Meyer 5 (large chamber) mouthpiece and love the rich, full tone it produces. Unfortunately, since the tip is rather small (.0071), I am planning to replace it with a Meyer 7 (large chamber as well...I love large chambered mouthpieces) to increase the volume. However, as I was browsing around the net for other large chambered mouthpieces with tips around .0080, I saw the Kessler Custom NYPro Pro Alto Mouthpiece Traditional Bebop Chamber: http://www.kesslermusic.com/html/mps/NYPro/NYPro.htm . Has anyone tried this mouthpiece? How would it compare against the Meyer 7L? If possible, I would like to gain your thoughts on this matter. Thanks! :)
 

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Do a search. Lots of folks like it; I haven't tried it.
Actually, I have done a search and found mostly commercial-like exposure on the Kessler mouthpiece. Unfortunately, although there are some reviews on it, they only answer one of my questions.

Has anyone done a comparison between a Meyer 7L and the Kessler NYPro mouthpiece?
 

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Sorry. The large chamber Meyer is a bit uncommon so I'm not suprised though.

I' m curious about how the large compares to the medium chamber Meyer in design. I recently picked up a small chamber, and was suprised that compared to a medium chamber, thebaffle area is a bit higher and longer, but it does not have the squeeze throat. So parts of the chamber are smaller and parts are larger.
 

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MM said:
Sorry. The large chamber Meyer is a bit uncommon so I'm not suprised though.

I' m curious about how the large compares to the medium chamber Meyer in design. I recently picked up a small chamber, and was suprised that compared to a medium chamber, thebaffle area is a bit higher and longer, but it does not have the squeeze throat. So parts of the chamber are smaller and parts are larger.

That's because the volume in the mouthpiece needs to be consistent so that the intonation doesn't get screwed up. You can't just take the same design, make the chamber smaller and call it good...the baffle and throat need to be adjusted too. (You also won't get the desired effect with just a bigger or smaller chamber.)
 

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After practicing a bit more with the Meyer 5...

I may not need to get a Meyer 7 after all. After practicing a bit more with the Meyer 5, I can now play very loud with it. In addition to the added volume, I am beginning to enjoy the extra control and response with the smaller tip. I am definitely going to keep it.

I was looking at more reviews of the Kessler NYPRO mpc, and although there are people that love it, others seem to claim it's a close, but "tuned-down" copy of a Meyer. It's not really surprising since, according to the store, it is made by the same manufacturer of the Meyer mpcs.

Anyways, though the Meyer is now my main mpc, I am always on the lookout for others that can add more "flavor" to my sound (All of us share this of course..lol). I recently found a clip of a saxophone player with an extremely mellow sound. I love the sound and I think you guys will too. Here's the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wt_fRPEXmsU
 
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