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by Selmer_Sax
(2 posts)
10 years ago

Squeaks, Reeds... need some advice

Alright, so here's the deal. I'm playin a Selmer Mark 6... Otto Link Super Tone Master 6... and using Rico Royal 3. I'm definitely liking the sharp sound of the brass mouthpiece, but ever since i started using it, I can't stop sqeaking when i play a G. Any advice on how to prevent/fix it? Also, the reeds im usin now are crap, any advice on a new reed?

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  1. by Tenor_Guru
    (25 posts)

    10 years ago

    Re: Squeaks, Reeds... need some advice

    Your problem is most likely the reed... I had the same problem. Try 2 1/2 vandoren java or ZZ. That might fix your problem.

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    1. by Selmer_Sax
      (2 posts)

      10 years ago

      Re: Squeaks, Reeds... need some advice

      Yeah.. i just bought some new Rico Select Jazz 3 Hard... they're awesome, the longer vamp provides more stability so it doesn't go all crazy and i stopped squawking... it just fits my mouthpiece better

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      1. by SaxMan88
        (318 posts)

        10 years ago

        Re: Squeaks, Reeds... need some advice

        Yea I'm running into the same sort of problem. Is it reed or could it be ligiature as well? I got a Conn Precision plastic mouthpiece with Hempke 3's. They blow nice, and the squeaking (G and a few notes within that range) is tempermental. Comes and goes. I think I do need to get a new ligiature. It's a bent to crap piece of sumtin or other. Any suggestions while we're at it? I was looking at Selmer...

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        1. by The_MarkVI
          (80 posts)

          10 years ago

          Re: Squeaks, Reeds... need some advice

          3H rico jazz select on metal???? go softer. Right now on my otto link 7* i use the 2H. Alot of professionals use this set up. TRY THE 2H

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        2. by diminishedpower
          (25 posts)

          10 years ago

          Re: Squeaks, Reeds... need some advice

          Actually i have a metal berg and the 2h had to thin of a tone. I perfer 3s much more, gave a fuller sound.

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