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M/Pieces - Ligs Alto saxophone mouthpiece shootout

heckstall

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This is interesting, thank you Pete! I wonder if it is possible for me to download the soundfiles. I thought perhaps I could do a FFT-analysis on the different sounds in order to get a objective comparison (compare harmonics). I do not know wether someone else did this before?
 

AlanU

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Hmm, interesting.
This is about comparing mouthpieces in your room, the way they were recorded.

The clip I liked most was the Rousseau.
I couldn't identify the Selmer Soloist, which I use. Nor the Meyer or Link STM which I used to use.
It seems to me that apart from the few that sound 'different' most seem much the same, to hear.
They doubtless all feel different though.
 

TomMapfumo

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Just like ligatures.............................................................;}
 

Pete Thomas

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tiritiuk

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I use the A28, and I don´t have the feeling that this mpc is so dark. :O
I like the JJ HR 6M and the Meyer.
What reeds do you used in these mpc?
Thx
 

Pete Thomas

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I use the A28, and I don´t have the feeling that this mpc is so dark. :O
I like the JJ HR 6M and the Meyer.
What reeds do you used in these mpc?

Rico Jazz Select 2S I think
 

Zeus

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This was a great help, so as to pick from the best five the Jody Jazz HR, now i guess i must try a stronger reed!
 

davidk

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I listened to them all with the names hidden. My favourite, with the dark alto sound I love, was the Vandoren V5. My current alto mouthpiece is a Vandoren V5 A35, which I've used since 1990 when it was included with the saxophone I bought. So no more wondering if the grass is greener, at least not for the alto.

Pete - thank you for publishing this comparison. Do you have any plans for a tenor mouthpiece shoot out?

- David
 

Colin the Bear

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Reading the review it would seem that the one that feels best, plays the best and hence sounds the best. They all sound much of a muchness coming through the medium of interweb, although some have a little more and some have a little less. I'm surprised you got so much out of the graftonite. It's convinced me there's no need to change from the one I'm playing.
 

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I'm just glad that I don't own any of these mouthpieces - there are better ones out there, no question. The Vandoren V5 is probably the best of those played,
 

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I'm just glad that I don't own any of these mouthpieces - there are better ones out there, no question. The Vandoren V5 is probably the best of those played,

Which ones? Surely not all the ones Pete tested?
 

TomMapfumo

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Which ones? Surely not all the ones Pete tested?

I am just aware that there are a lot more alto mouthpieces out there, in addition to the sample that Pete has covered in his very helpful shoot out. For me I have been very taken by the various alto sax mouthpieces produced by Ed Pillinger, Morgan Fry, Ron Coelho, Aaron Drake, Mouthpiece Cafe, Phil-Tone, Morgan and a number of others which seem to have a very high standard of consistent work.

I was just concerned that folks did not see the mouthpieces covered in the shoot out as other than a small sample of some of the more commonly available mouthpieces marketed in the UK, rather than as a definitive collection of those available.
 

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