Saxophone Forum


by BleedingGumsMurphy
(6 posts)
9 years ago

Jazz Mouthpiece

I was thinking about buying a new Claude Lakey 5*3 hard rubber model for Jazz on my alto. Could any of you that have used this mouthpiece tell me your thoughts?

Reply To Post [Report Abuse]

Report Abuse

Replies

  1. by Spike
    (248 posts)

    9 years ago

    Re: Jazz Mouthpiece

    my thought is that your forum name is wicked awesome

    Reply To Post


    1. by BleedingGumsMurphy
      (6 posts)

      9 years ago

      Re: Jazz Mouthpiece

      Ha Ha Ha. Very witty.

      Reply To Post


      1. by saxmaniac
        (19 posts)

        9 years ago

        Re: Jazz Mouthpiece

        I'm pretty sure the lakeys are all plastic, or at least mine is. I use a 5*3 right now, and its pretty good-very bright and edgy.

        Reply To Post


        1. by BleedingGumsMurphy
          (6 posts)

          9 years ago

          Re: Jazz Mouthpiece

          wwbw has it listed as a rubber mouthpiece.

          Reply To Post


        2. by saxmaniac
          (19 posts)

          9 years ago

          Re: Jazz Mouthpiece

          Well mine is definitely plastic...its easy to tell by a number of methods: warm it up and rub it, it should smell like burning rubber, or put your wet reed on, put the shank in your palm to seal the end, then suck until the reed seals to the facing (should work if your lay is correct), if it makes a high, tinny pop its plastic and if its a vibrant, low pop its hard rubber. Also, plastic is generally shiny and hard while hard rubber pieces are duller and a bit softer. It's strange wwbw would list it as hard rubber...i think the plastic adds to its projection, actually.

          Reply To Post


      2. by BleedingGumsMurphy
        (6 posts)

        9 years ago

        Re: Jazz Mouthpiece

        Thanks a lot.

        Reply To Post