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by General George
(9 posts)
7 years ago

Yamaha Tenor Sax Mouthpiece

Hello, I am presently playing

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  1. by newreedsyndrome
    (343 posts)

    7 years ago

    Re: Yamaha Tenor Sax Mouthpiece

    If the Yamaha 4C is so great, why do you need another mouthpiece?

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    1. by Tranesyadaddy
      (279 posts)

      7 years ago

      Re: Yamaha Tenor Sax Mouthpiece

      Hey everyone needs another mouthpiece.

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      1. by newreedsyndrome
        (343 posts)

        7 years ago

        Re: Yamaha Tenor Sax Mouthpiece

        yea, right. remember, there's some mouthpiece out there that will make you play like John Coltrane without even practicing, and if you spend enough money, you might just find it.

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    2. by General George
      (9 posts)

      7 years ago

      Re: Yamaha Tenor Sax Mouthpiece

      Aww, Thanks a lot for your comment Newreed. It sure helps a lot. I think?

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      1. by newreedsyndrome
        (343 posts)

        7 years ago

        Re: Yamaha Tenor Sax Mouthpiece

        well, i mean, if the mouthpiece you play on now is gettin the job done, i dont think you need to buy another one. im tryna save you money, man.

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        1. by General George
          (9 posts)

          7 years ago

          Re: Yamaha Tenor Sax Mouthpiece

          What I am saying is if I can get a reasonably good sound with a cheap plastic mouthpiece I should be able to get a better sound with a quality one and I would like to have it as easy to play for me as the cheapie. Now , back to the original question. Does anyone have any suggestions what that brand and model would be? I don't mind spending a few bucks to get results

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        2. by MarkLavelle
          (300 posts)

          7 years ago

          Re: Yamaha Tenor Sax Mouthpiece

          I've been very happy with the three Vandorens I have (two for tenor, one sop.). If you really want to stay close to a Yamaha 4C opening size, the closest Vandoren would be a T25 or TL4 ('Optimum') V5. If you're willing to stretch yourself just a bit you could go for a T45 Java. It's a bigger opening, but not by that much, and it's more stylistically versatile than the V5 (which is designed for classical). Happy hunting...

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        3. by General George
          (9 posts)

          7 years ago

          Re: Yamaha Tenor Sax Mouthpiece

          Thanks Mark, When you say classical I assume you mean the style and sound of the saz players during the 30's/40's and 50's. A smooth velvet sound. Is that right?

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        4. by MarkLavelle
          (300 posts)

          7 years ago

          Re: Yamaha Tenor Sax Mouthpiece

          I meant 'classical' as in orchestral. You might want to browse vandoren.com & read their recommendations...

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      2. by cuber
        (653 posts)

        7 years ago

        Re: Yamaha Tenor Sax Mouthpiece

        sorry newreedsyndrom, if you actually compared a 4C to a meyer or a link, you would realize that the 4C doesn't compare, in any way, George- try a otto link 5-7 along with the mouthpeices you already are trying

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