Tenor: Selmer Mark VI 127xxx, Yamaha YTS26. Clarinet: Selmer Signet 100
Hi, I'm Ed. I've been playing for 7 years and I recently purchased a Guardala MBII mouthpiece with a .107 opening. I have been using the Vandoren V16 T7 hard rubber for a year at this point and I got a round otto link sound I liked but I decided to go with a Guardala for more edge, projection, and just more of a modern Brecker inspired sound. I use V16 #3 reeds on both and I find that switching between the two rather difficult. I'm in wind ensemble at school so I can make the Guardala work for that situation and the teacher hasn't really noticed, but it will never have that authentic classical sound. What I'm really trying to do is to continue developing my jazz sound, but when I switch between these two very different mouthpieces, it just confuses my tongue and mouth. I guess it's hard for me to maintain a good sound on both. Should I stick with one or continue to practice on both? What should I do?