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M/Pieces - Ligs Graftonite revisited

jthole

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Great news!

I think that the Rico is quite a superb piece - the same would apply to the Runyon 22 at £30
The Runyon 22 pieces are excellent! I recently sold a #7 and I'm using a #5 myself (on alto). A bit more edge than my Meyer, which is good for playing lead alto.
 

berniesax

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i use a graphtonite b5 on my soprano ! half the price of the yam"plastic" and in mho better all round ! been thinking of experimenting with the metalite on my tenor just to see if theres a balance between my faithful old ny metal link and rubber/ebonite ?
cheers
bernie
 

TomMapfumo

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I used to use a B7 soprano - very good indeed. The metalite is described as having a similar sound to a metal mouthpiece, but obviously the question of materials' effect on sound has been questioned by many folks - is it size and shape of mouthpiece rather than material per se that has the major influence on sound.

In the meantime I have been having an extended play of my Runyon 22 #7 Alto on my usual set up - sounds very good indeed, and will play it over the next few weeks.

Kind regards
Tom
 

berniesax

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i also use a runyon 22 on my alto not bad at all ! but the plastic lig that came with it was cr*p !
cheers bernie
 

jonf

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Bernie, the metalite isn't between the NY link and a normal rubber/ebonite piece. It's way brighter. When you look at them you'll see why, they have a big baffle with a pronounced step.

Compound, they don't come with a lig and cap, not at that price.

Jon
 

berniesax

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i just assumed there might be some middlle ground ? anyway thanx jon
bernie

"what is it about the word "assume" can,t remember ?
 
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