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by nad1rn
(37 posts)
9 years ago

a good jazz mouthpiece

i play lead alto in my schools jazz band and i'm looking for a good jazz mouthpiece. I'm playing on a Yamaha 82 custom Z that was modified by yours truly Tenor madness.I am currently usuing a selmer s80 C* and 3m Rico jazz select reeds.

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  1. by Kitch22
    (98 posts)

    9 years ago

    Re: a good jazz mouthpiece

    Try a bunch out from wwbw.com and send the ones back you don't want after demoing them. Definitely hang on to that C* though, as it is a good piece for legit. One I would definitely recommend trying out is a Meyer, probably a 6M. That's what I use on my Custom Z alto, along with a Olegature and La Voz med reeds. Other ones to try are: Berg Larsen, Otto Link, Claude Lakey, and E. Rousseau, but for sure demo a Meyer. By the way, stick with rubber to start out with, too. Happy mpc hunting!

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  2. by Goldref18
    (145 posts)

    9 years ago

    Re: a good jazz mouthpiece

    Hey congrads on lead alto spot. I play lead tenor (:-D) but i would strongly reccomend looking into a vintage meyer for alto. I use an Otto-Link for my tenor but i have concluded from my own experiences that Meyers on alto are superior, while i in general prefer Otto-Links on Tenor (This is just my preference it might not be true at all) Also i would add that i use a Francois Louis "Ultimate Ligature" on both mouthpieces as i find they make a tremendous difference. I am not personally familiar with Yamaha's but I would still reccommend Vintage Meyers with either Vandoren Blue Box reeds or Vandoren ZZ's and a good Lig because stock ligs can really kill sound Hope it Helped and Good Luck

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  3. by nad1rn
    (37 posts)

    9 years ago

    Re: a good jazz mouthpiece

    i'm also usuing aovner liguature

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  4. by nad1rn
    (37 posts)

    9 years ago

    Re: a good jazz mouthpiece

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    1. by saxaholic001
      (4 posts)

      9 years ago

      Re: a good jazz mouthpiece

      I have a meyer and a yanagisawa, and i think that they are both very good mouthpieces. If you really want an edge i suggest a yanagisawa metal mouthpiece. have one on my tenor and it is very nice. Oh and nice job on lead.

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      1. by Dirty_Reggae
        (55 posts)

        9 years ago

        Re: a good jazz mouthpiece

        Definitly check out meyer. Ive only played on them a couple times but great jazz peice. However i use an Ottolink Metal Supertone on my Naked Lady alto an it works WONDERS! I dunnot if you like metal peices (some people dont) Everyone has there own thing.

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