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by saxskillzyamaha
(52 posts)
8 years ago

Plastic mouthpiece problems

At home, i use a great yamaha yts-52 but I have to rent a school sax because i bike to school and obviously cant carry it. At school my band teacher rented me out a student Vito (Leblanc model, maybe?) and he gave me an old pastic mouthpiece. I notice that my school sax feels REALLY stuffy and possibly has a leak, in comparison to my yamaha. On my yamaha i have an otto link rubber 6*. I also squeak in the high register on the Vito (and it's not my playing in general because it doesnt squeak on the yamaha). Suggestions will help on the horn or mouthpiece/embochure. Also suggestions on a metal mouthpiece and a cheap but quality mouthpice to leave at school. Thanks

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  1. by definition
    (963 posts)

    8 years ago

    Re: Plastic mouthpiece problems

    Why cant you just take your link and reeds with you in your backpack? I did that for ages with school horns

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    1. by Dave Dix
      (421 posts)

      8 years ago

      Re: Plastic mouthpiece problems

      My thoughts also Dave

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      1. by saxskillzyamaha
        (52 posts)

        8 years ago

        Re: Plastic mouthpiece problems

        the horn still feels like there is a leak

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        1. by saxskillzyamaha
          (52 posts)

          8 years ago

          Re: Plastic mouthpiece problems

          but i dont think its the horn

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        2. by sax_maniac
          (984 posts)

          8 years ago

          Re: Plastic mouthpiece problems

          It's either a pad leak or the mouthpiece needs to be replaced or refaced. You should try to play on the same mouthpiece at all times if possible.

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        3. by saxskillzyamaha
          (52 posts)

          8 years ago

          Re: Plastic mouthpiece problems

          ok

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