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by Vtsaxman
(4 posts)
6 years ago

Mouthpiece for Bari

I'm looking for a mouth piece that plays well in the lower register and low A. I've just started working the bari into the band, I've been playing tenor only and I find that I can get the notes to speak, on the bari, but have a hard time holding the long notes without them breaking up. I've got a Selmer low A bari. I'm mostly playing in a live rock set up. What is the difference between large and small volume in playing and sound? I double on a tenor, so it would be nice to find a mouthpiece that has a similar size and feel in the mouth. Thanks for any help you could offer

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  1. by cuber
    (653 posts)

    6 years ago

    Re: Mouthpiece for Bari

    berg larson's are good

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  2. by irvkms
    (16 posts)

    6 years ago

    Re: Mouthpiece for Bari

    I have found 2 mpcs work well for me. The plastic Rico metalite, real cheap but now hard to find. The best I have found is a SR Tech Pro model. Very expensive, open about 115 or 118 but works equally well on my vintage King Zephyr and Selmer SSA 80 low A with Alexander Superial 2.5 reeds.

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    1. by saxjunkie89
      (393 posts)

      6 years ago

      Re: Mouthpiece for Bari

      I use an E. Rousseau Classic 5R on bari. It suits both legit and jazz quite well. For me, low A's are not a problem, and altissimo is actually quite easy, given that it's a bari.

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      1. by Vtsaxman
        (4 posts)

        6 years ago

        Re: Mouthpiece for Bari

        Thanks, I'll look around for one and give it a try. What reeds do you like? I play in a rock/alt. band. I've just been using Rico Royals. I've heard good things about the Java's by Vanduren.. (sp)

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        1. by saxjunkie89
          (393 posts)

          6 years ago

          Re: Mouthpiece for Bari

          I use Rico Jazz Select Unfiled 3H reeds. They pretty much rock in all of my playing situations.

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        2. by cuber
          (653 posts)

          6 years ago

          Re: Mouthpiece for Bari

          alexander DCs are great

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        3. by chalazon
          (547 posts)

          6 years ago

          Re: Mouthpiece for Bari

          check out the Phil Barone pieces. Theyr'e kind of pricey, but they really are an awesome piece.

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