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M/Pieces - Ligs Advice Vandoren A28 V5 Alto Mouthpiece

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I bought this mouthpiece on EBay and I cannot get a sound out of it.
The inside of the mouthpiece has a big slant inside - almost looks like it’s been modified in a way.
I have played on Vandoren A28 mouthpieces before and had no problem but this one is impossible. I’ve tried different Reeds too.
 

ESJohn

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Here are the specs from Vandoren's website. Do these compare to the one you have?
 

David Roach

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We need a lot more information in order to help you, otherwise we are just guessing.
Take a few clear, close-up pictures of the mouthpiece and post them here. Otherwise we are blind and can't really give you any constructive help.
The A28 is a close, fairly short facing designed for classical use. So tell us, what reeds, and at what strengths, have you tried? Were they new reeds or had you used them on other mouthpieces? And how long have you been playing?
 

nigeld

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If you look on junkdude.com, they have some pictures of V5 alto mouthpieces, and the tips look nothing like this one - it looks as if someone has sanded the end down radically.
 

ESJohn

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Just curious--what is the seller's positive rating on ebay? Has the seller been a member for a while? I lost $50 many years ago from a supposed seller. After I (and many others) sent negative feedback, his site was pulled. There may be a refund available through ebay or paypal now. You might want to check into that. I hope that my suspicions are not correct. Best of luck to you!
 
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Just had another look and yes you’re right it’s not straight! That explains now! def sending it back for a refund
 
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