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I have only played tenor and alto.I am getting a fairly beat up 1950
12M.whic is in the shop now.It has no mouthpiece so I need order one but am in the dark about the tip opening.My tenor pieces range .090 to .010
.I play a Selmer E*alto.I want to use the bari for mainly section work
including a saxophone quartet.I know about the trial period at W.W.B.W.
I think I will try four pieces.Any suggestions please.
 

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One last general question.If you are playing ,say,a 100 opening on a tenor would you go larger tip opening when starting on Bari?.I ask this because
one usually goes smaller tip with a smaller horn.So if true,I should order a 110 or bigger?
 

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You can find lots of info about people's bari setups by doing a few searches, but I have found that I prefer a slightly smaller tip on bari than what I am able to play on tenor. Right now I use a 108 bari and a 110 tenor mpc, though I will probably be moving to a smaller tip on tenor in the near future. Since the bari has a wider and longer bore, it takes a lot of air, and a larger tip will magnify that challenge. I know there are others that feel the same way. The best thing to do is try a few different mpcs and see how they feel for you and the kind of music you want to play.
 

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The problem is I live on an Island in the land of the ukulele.Trying out
anything connected to a Saxophone is not an option unless I go EMail.
That is why I depend so much on you good folks.
 

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For what it's worth, I use HR Link 7 on both tenor (.100) and bari (.110).
 

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bari tip openings

lamar reeves said:
One last general question.If you are playing ,say,a 100 opening on a tenor would you go larger tip opening when starting on Bari?.I ask this because
one usually goes smaller tip with a smaller horn.So if true,I should order a 110 or bigger?
I started playing the bari recently too and originally thought the same - ie. I'd need a bigger tip opening for the bari (I play a 7* or 8 on tenor = about .110) however I've ended up playing pretty much the same tip opening on the bari. I love playing the bari too - sorry I waited so long to start!:)
 
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