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by Sax253
(13 posts)
6 years ago

HELP MOUTHPIECE TROUBLE PLEASE HURRY

I have a yanagisawa metal alto mouthpiece that I cant get to work for me. I have tried many reeds but I either have the problem of the mouthpiece sounding way too edgy and throaty sounding, or having many squeaks. I am not sure is these problems are just because of my student model sax but I need help. Should I have got a Meyer?? Any tips or recommended equipment would be greatly appreciated Regards Lewis

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  1. by kelsey
    (814 posts)

    6 years ago

    Re: HELP MOUTHPIECE TROUBLE PLEASE HURRY

    Lewis, yes a Meyer will probably work better for you. Metal mouthpieces are brighter in general, if you want a darker sound try the hard rubber Meyer 5m. Reeds (I play on 2M Rico Royal Jazz Selects with an old New York Meyer 6M.)........Kelsey
    Barry Kelsey

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  2. by Sax253
    (13 posts)

    6 years ago

    Re: HELP MOUTHPIECE TROUBLE PLEASE HURRY

    By this I mean a Meyer Metal.

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    1. by chalazon
      (547 posts)

      6 years ago

      Re: HELP MOUTHPIECE TROUBLE PLEASE HURRY

      I gotta agree with Kelsey...(I usually do)..a Meyer hard rubber would work nicely on your alto. I find metal pieces on alto to be problematical..at best..and advise my students to avoid them. Yanigasawa makes a fine mouth piece..so it's not likely that the piece is defective.....if you simply must play on a metal piece..('cause it's so cool) you might look into the Beechler line..'course, there is the problem of all the different facings..good luck

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