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Hi everyone,

I currently use a Yamaha 4C custom ebonite mouthpiece. My teacher brought some of his mouthpieces for me to try, and I found the Selemer S80 D to be much easier to use than my 4C. I wonder if this indicates that I'm "ready" for the larger tip opening of the D? Should I start using the Selmer D if I find it easier to use, or am I missing something by not sticking it out on the 4C and progressing slowly?

Thanks alot.
 

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What's your teacher telling you?
 

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I moved from Yamaha 4 mouthpieces to a Jody Jazz HR* 6, and I didn't find it too big a transition. By all means ask your teacher, but you could also take your sax to a shop and try a few out.
 

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I'm thinking that if the teacher brought some mouthpieces for ZiCheng to try, then there is an implied recommendation for ZiCheng to "upgrade" ("change" may be a better word for it).

And by all means, make the change if you think the D plays better for you. Many of us have gone through that - constantly changing to find what works best.

I know there is a school of thought that says "run what you brung", but I believe in change, especially if you find something better. I've been playing 50+ years and often find something that works better. Just because you like what you have now doesn't mean there may be something better out there. DAVE
 

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Actually, I'm the one who asked him about getting a new mouthpiece, and he brought some for me to try. He offered to let me borrow the Selmer D, and I think I'm going to take him up on that offer. Thanks for the responces.
 

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if it sounds better why not go with it.

My used yamaha alto (yas-23) came with the standard yamaha mouthpiece. It is an absolute piece of junk. Maybe it got deformed in a hot attic or someone messed with it (looks ok but looks are deceiving) but anyway just because it says Yamaha doesn't mean it's a great mouthpiece
 
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