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by thattenorplayer
(18 posts)
11 years ago

help looking for neutral mouthpiece

hey I'm about to enter high school this fall, and i need a mouthpiece that can switch from marching to jazz to concert. would a selmer soloist do the trick? thanks

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  1. by johnsonfromwisconsin
    (767 posts)

    11 years ago

    Re: help looking for neutral mouthpiece

    For alto, A selmer soloist E may indeed to the trick. It's a very versitile piece.

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    1. by thattenorplayer
      (18 posts)

      11 years ago

      Re: help looking for neutral mouthpiece

      opps, ya i ment to say i'm playin tenor, would a soloist c* work? also keep in mind my price range is about 50$-about 150$ thanks i'm tired, i'm goin to bed

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      1. by johnsonfromwisconsin
        (767 posts)

        11 years ago

        Re: help looking for neutral mouthpiece

        I haven't tried Soloist for Tenor, but most describe the C* tenor opening as too closed. Try some out for yourself, if you can. I do have a Selmer tenor MPC myself in 'E'. I find it's neither too open nor closed.

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        1. by thattenorplayer
          (18 posts)

          11 years ago

          Re: help looking for neutral mouthpiece

          thanks, i'll try em. for right now do you know how to fix a crack on the shank of the mouthpiece? my cs80 has a crack in it. thanksl, thattenorplayer

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      2. by ozzy2212ozzy
        (6 posts)

        10 years ago

        Re: help looking for neutral mouthpiece

        i have 4 Mp's none of which have been mentioned here, but beleive it or not i play on a esprit mouthpiece almost year round, they are inexpensive, and i found it to have nice tone, they are avalibale at

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        1. by johnsonfromwisconsin
          (767 posts)

          10 years ago

          Re: help looking for neutral mouthpiece

          Incidently, I do now own a Soloist E on tenor and I'd say it's a very flexible piece. I like the sound of the Metal Selmer for concert work better, but the soloist is a bit less fussy about the reed, is fairly dark, responds nicely, and projects well enough.

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          1. by thattenorplayer
            (18 posts)

            10 years ago

            Re: help looking for neutral mouthpiece

            thanks for the help everyone, i found out that i can't play the tenor (or even the sax for that matter) for concert season at my school so i just bought a berg larsen 95/2, some might think its narrow but its perfect for me. instead of playing sax i'm trying to learn the basson cause its pretty much the only thing w/an openning. thanks for the help thattenorplayer

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            1. by mintyfreshjam
              (48 posts)

              10 years ago

              Re: help looking for neutral mouthpiece

              Truth is, there is no universal mouthpiece. A jazz piece in a concert band will stick out and a classical piece in a jazz band won't project. The idea isn't to play loud but blend and sound good.

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            2. by sax_maniac
              (984 posts)

              10 years ago

              Re: help looking for neutral mouthpiece

              A Selmer metal jazz C* isn't the most "lead" mouthpiece, but projects plenty well. With a bell mute, the piece suffices for legit. In fact, they respond so quickly that they are great for passages requiring quick articulation.

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            3. by tembysaxguy
              (5 posts)

              10 years ago

              Re: help looking for neutral mouthpiece

              Get an Otto Link Tone Edge Hard rubber mouthpiece- sounds great for jazz and concert band sort of stuff I have one and along with a Vandoren Optimum lig. its the way to go

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