Thanks, Mojo. I noticed, a wider tip opening allows me to play lows very easy, but in the other hand, (and here come my question): can a wider tip opening be the cause of being more dificult to play highs, at least on sopranos?.- Thanks in advance.More baffle and a a wider tip opening are the main things. A smaller throat can also be considered. But with changes there are usually trade-offs in sound, intonation and control. Experimenting with temporary putty, like poster-hanging putty or dental wax, is a great way to do some non-destructive testing.
If the facing has issues, just fixing that will make the mouthpiece more responsive and seem like it has more projection.
Maybe, if it causes you to use a soft reed. Otherwise wide tips are OK on soprano if you can control the intonation. For me, I prefer to stay below .065" on sop sax.Thanks, Mojo. I noticed, a wider tip opening allows me to play lows very easy, but in the other hand, (and here come my question): can a wider tip opening be the cause of being more dificult to play highs, at least on sopranos?.- Thanks in advance.
If you want great projection, and easier blowing. I would really put a jumbo java on my list to try. You can grab them used for around $50-$60 shipped (alto or tenor) and there is a good chance you won't feel the need to spend more.My airstream and embouchure tend to be quite sufficient and developed first and foremost, though I do understand what you are getting at with such comments. Indeed I make them quite frequently. I merely was trying to make some educated decisions on styles of mouthpieces to look at and how to talk with a refacer to properly get what I would like to have done done. Incidently I only have one mouthpiece at the moment. It's a link with a .115 tip.
I am starting to look at some particular mouthpieces and since they are fairly expensive for anything decent, I need to make a proper choice on which way to go to try some first. That or figure out what base piece I would need someone to modify and how they would modify it. As I am picky about this (and I admit it freely), I would prefer to know what I am asking for rather than misrepresent what I am looking for. I have read the Theo Wanne stuff and tried a lot of different mouthpieces before. Just trying to nail down what I liked about each and not spend the $$$$$ that so many do. Unfortunately I keep coming back to some pretty pricey pieces first and foremost (Lawtons/Freddie Gregories). They are afterall just tools but nice tools cost nice tools money.