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I was just wondering if there were any websites out there that have sound clips of different mouthpieces...... just wondering
 

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MojoBari said:
Just recognize that these are sound clips of certain players playing a bunch of mouthpieces.
Mojo.....Would you say that's kinda of like asking for a website of a person illustrating the use of different types of writing tools? I.E. pens, pencils, markers, etc. :D
 

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saxmanglen said:
Mojo.....Would you say that's kinda of like asking for a website of a person illustrating the use of different types of writing tools? I.E. pens, pencils, markers, etc. :D
How come when I use the paints described on that site my paintings always look like crap? The paintings on the site are really nice.....:twisted:
 

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I think what MojoBari means is that someone playing e. g. exclusively a Meyer 5M for twenty years will sound different compared to someone demonstrating 20 twenty mouthpieces of various conceptions (even when both players play very well).
 

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I wish the paint analogy worked. We could then say look at the colors not the art. But a good player can change the sound color too. I think Neff could record 3 different takes on the same mouthpiece and sound more different on each one than he does on different mouthpeices... especially if that was his goal.
 

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I posted a blind poll on my site today. I played 8 pieces side by side all the same phrase. I tried really hard to stay simple and stick to the phrase. To be honest, I can't tell much of a difference between the pieces on the recording. i mean there are differences but they are really small I think. I pretty much sound the way I sound and Mojo's right I tend to play different on different pieces so that probably has more to do with shaping the sound than the actual piece.
 

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Seriously. If we get the robot to test mouthpieces then you will hear what it consistently does everytime. It may not be a good representation of its sound, but, you can hear what they are like in comparison.

On the other note. Some mouthpieces sound REALLY different side by side. Aside from the core sound, I think the biggest difference is in cornering and resistance.
 

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Nefertiti said:
Anyone have one of those robots we can use?:D
I tried to build one but it just kept saying "Exterminate! Exterminate! Exterminate! You are an enemy of the daleks! You must be destroyed!"
 

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I tried to build one but it just kept saying "Exterminate! Exterminate! Exterminate! You are an enemy of the daleks! You must be destroyed!"
Yes, but what was its tone?

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by the way, listening to the robot playing giant steps I don't think it is playing a real mouthpiece and reed combination but rather some vibratile metal reed implement a little bit made like the reed of a harp or an accordeon. Has anybody any knowledge of this?
 
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