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Hi,

I received this mouthpiece today. It is advertised as alto saxophone mouthpiece, but it is thinner and shorter than my other alto mouthpieces. When I put the reed in it, the reed is wider than the rails. I think this can't be an alto sax mouthpiece, am I right? It says "steel ebonite" and "artistic facing III" on it.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/123345492665


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Looks like a slim profile alto mouthpiece to me (and a very nice one, too).
 

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Ok, let me give it a blow tomorrow. Here are some more pictures comparing to a Brillhart Personaline and a Mouthpiece Cafe NY.

You can also see the reed is wider than the side rails. What is a slim profile mouthpiece?




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With "slim" I simply meant, having a smaller outer perimeter, and taking a smaller lig, while having a "regular" inner bore. Like a vintage Vandoren or a Couf Artist S mouthpiece.

Maybe you could get in touch with member peterogping who has seen lots and lots of vintage alto mouthpieces. Very nice guy.
 

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I have ha several Lelandais in my possession, amon others a Le Jaseur which has a very slim profile.

I think that this example in your hands is no different and is an alto piece, certainly not a soprano. The Le Jaseur has a very thin material probably the thinnest that I’ve ever seen and is mounted on a metal shaft.

 
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