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M/Pieces - Ligs Got myself a new mouthpiece - a PPT7* !

Pauline

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I’ve been playing this for the last week and I’m very impressed! :w00t::w00t:
I never consider one before because I thought the tip opening would be too much for me.

About two years ago I settled on a Jody jazz HR C* which I really liked.
Earlier this year I decided that I had grown out of the C* but as money was a bit tight I thought rather than buy another Jody Jazz I would try again all the other mouthpieces I have collected over the past four years. (not that I’ve got that many but I do have a few:w00t:) To my surprise I found I could manage the Vandoren T45 ok (which I hadn't been able to do before) but over the last few months have found it a bit too bright. (I hope that means what I think it means)

Well, I’d got a bit saved up, and Pete had a sale on, so took a chance on a PPT7* not expecting to be able to play it straight away.......

Flippin’ ‘eck was I wrong about that! :shocked: Played it easily! :w00t:
Furthermore, I can play low notes really quietly, the high notes sound fuller and indeed have a sort of sparkle, and C sharp now sounds ok whereas it didn’t before! :thumb:
The overall sound is just GREAT and it has really encouraged me to practise more and keep on playing.
Being mostly self -taught it’s sometimes hard to keep motivated so I am so glad I bought this mouthpiece. For the first time in ages I look forward to practising!

Thanks Pete both for the mouthpiece and for sending it so quickly!:welldone

By the way, it works fine with my Rovner dark lig and Fibracell reed.

Oh, does anyone know where I can get cream coloured mouthpiece patches? The black ones spoil the look....;}
 

Pete Thomas

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I’ve been playing this for the last week and I’m very impressed!

But do you like it? :)

Where is the happy but slightly smug smiley?

Oh, does anyone know where I can get cream coloured mouthpiece patches? The black ones spoil the look....;}

I think you should be able get clear ones, FAM are good
 

Chris98

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Hi Pauline,

For mouthpiece patches try these:

Mouthpiece%20Patch.jpg


They are clear and thin and I've never bitten through one. I only change them when it occurs to me that they've been on my mouthpiece for a year or more, and maybe it might be hygienically better to change it.

PPT 7* - it's great, and I'm glad your lig and reed set up are working out on well on it.

Best wishes,

Chris
 

old git

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Pauline,
If even a no-hoper like me can blow a 9* and alto player YC also found it easy on my tenor,why be surprised? Remember that two top dudes developed it and adding Prof Ed's and that nice Mr Thomas's years of experience together might even make me feel young.
 

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Hi Pauline,

For mouthpiece patches try these:
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They are clear and thin and I've never bitten through one.
Chris

Plus 1 for those patches they are phenomenal!!!

Now why did you go and tell me Pete has a sale on? :rolleyes:
I hope its over before I get a chance to act on it.
 

Taz

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Hey Pauline, I'm so glad that Petes' wonderful mouthpiece has given you a second wind..... so to speak!









Just out of interest, my automatic spell checker highlighted your name as being misspelled. Do you know what the first option was in the corrections listed?




Pantiliner! :shocked: :))) :))) :welldone
 

TomMapfumo

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Hi Pauline!

Glad you have taken a step up on the mouthpiece and realisre that your embouchure has developed. BG also produce clear mouthpiece cushions - both thick and thin. The PPT looks good with clear patches and a metal ligature, if you are into fashion.
Kind regards
Tom
 

Pauline

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Just out of interest, my automatic spell checker highlighted your name as being misspelled. Do you know what the first option was in the corrections listed?
Pantiliner!
Thanks Taz, I'll never see my name in the same way again! :))) :))):)))


I'm surprised though, that the dictionary didn't recognise it as a word (it can be an adjective)
 

Pauline

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Thanks everyone for pointing me in the direction of clear patches

:blowkiss:
 

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