Re: Mouthpiece for a Yanagisawa 901 Baritone Sax
First off, you're not playing a clarinet, so don't use a clarinet embouchure. The reason you have trouble sustaining notes is because the reed is too hard. While size 4 V12s is the standard for clarinet players, most sax players use 2 1/2 to 3 1/2s, depending on the mouthpiece. I would reccomend using softer reeds (ZZs are fine, a 3 would be a good match for a 5 tip opening), and getting some bari sax lessons, especially regarding your embouchure. Also, coming from clarinet, you're probably voicing too high (are you using a 'high E' voicing or something in the ballpark? This is great for Bb/A clarinet, but not for bari sax).