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by Rben20
(35 posts)
10 years ago

Paul Desmond

Hi, ive been looking for a new mouthpiece and been looking into the vintage and also newer mpcs for a paul desmond sound...do any of you know a mouthpiece that could give me that character of sound he has? Thanks for your time.

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  1. by definition
    (963 posts)

    10 years ago

    Re: Paul Desmond

    Desmond's Setup is a Gregory 4A-18M Rico 3 1/2 Reeds - Selmer Super Balanced Action #43,xxx. BUT: Remember it is the player that makes the sound. It is fully possible for two people to get the same setups and sound totally different. The best advice I have is to find a mpc that you like to play on, and then listen to lots and lots of Desmond, and then try to emulate what you hear.

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