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by Isabel311
(2 posts)
6 years ago

mouthpiece Set ups

I have a tenor and alto yamaha custom For my Alto I was given a meyer 5 moutpiece I was wondering what ligature and reed to use. For my tenor I have a Lakey 6* 3 I was wondering what ligature and reeds to use.

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  1. by tylersdad
    (2 posts)

    6 years ago

    Re: mouthpiece Set ups

    Sir, I am lost. I am trying to post a question about a sax I have. Please explain how to post. Thanks

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    1. by cuber
      (653 posts)

      6 years ago

      Re: mouthpiece Set ups

      go to whatever forum best fits your question (probably general dicussion) and click "start new dicussion" type your question, press post

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  2. by Sax253
    (13 posts)

    6 years ago

    Re: mouthpiece Set ups

    A meyer is a great mouthpiece and is perfect for big band, solo jazz playing and to a certain extent, classical/ensemble playing. A great set up for the meyer is a rovner dark ligature with vandoren blue box, or java reeds. If you have a bit of money floating around then I suggest a Rovner Eddie Daniels ligature which on the website SAX.CO.UK is around 14 pounds/50 dollars. This set up is excellent, allows a great jazzy sound and academic sound for any other playing you may need it for. I have never played a Lakey mouthpiece but I do know that rovner darks make a difference on almost every mouthpiece, even plastic yamahas. In terms of reeds I think that vandoren blue box are great for a more classical sound but can be opened up for jazz if needed. Javas are fantastic reeds, quite bright, resonably free blowing and great for jazz, blues or for just having a good time on the sax. Hope this helped, please post a comment to tell me. Regards Lewis

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    1. by Sax253
      (13 posts)

      6 years ago

      Re: mouthpiece Set ups

      When i said about the eddie daniels lig I meant 40 pounds/50 dollars Sorry for inconvinience Regards Lewis

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      1. by kelsey
        (815 posts)

        6 years ago

        Re: mouthpiece Set ups

        Lewis, you ask a question iin a forum below, I think under Jazz, saying you had this bad metal mouthpiece and a student line horn and you were desperate about your sound. You keep squeeking and were getting a really a bad sound. I suggested you get a Meyer 5. Now I am checking around the other forums and here you are giving advice about Meyer Mouthpieces. Are you for real.....................Kelsey
        Barry Kelsey

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        1. by Sax253
          (13 posts)

          6 years ago

          Re: mouthpiece Set ups

          Thanks for the question Kelsey. I mabe should have made my comments on the metal mouthpiece more specific. I recently bought that yani metal and hated it. I was meaning to enquire about the Meyer metal range as I have not tried these and I would like another Metal soon. I myself frequently play on a Meyer EBONITE and I like this set up, however, as the band are quite loud I would prefer something with a big more volume. I am for real Kelsey and I appreciate the challenge. I would have done the same thing. Regards Lewis

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        2. by kelsey
          (815 posts)

          6 years ago

          Re: mouthpiece Set ups

          You are OK Lewis. Have a good day..........Kelsey
          Barry Kelsey

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