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How many mouthpieces do you bring when you go to play?

How many mouthpieces do you bring when you go to play?

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    Votes: 7 35.0%
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    Votes: 10 50.0%
  • 3

    Votes: 2 10.0%
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    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 5 or more

    Votes: 1 5.0%
  • None, I don' need no stinkin' mouthpiece (for the contrarians and comedians)

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    20

Nick Wyver

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3 tenor
3 alto
2 soprano
2 baritone
Always more than one sling too.
Ever since breaking my only sop mouthpiece just before a gig about 40 years ago I've taken more than one mouthpiece to gigs. Same for slings.
 
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randulo

randulo

Playing saxophone 20 months - 2.3% of my life
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Seems like a good idea to have a second mpc and maybe an emergency strap as well. Neither take much room. I use a harness and if it broke I'd be dead, playing wise, except possibly with the curved soprano which can be held for a short time.
 

Colin the Bear

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It's interesting to see the different responses to a given situation. The tragedy of dropping a mouthpiece and it breaking inspires some to carry back ups in case of a repeat but inspires me to be very careful. In fact very very careful, when handling my gear. My babies. ;)
 

Pete Effamy

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It's interesting to see the different responses to a given situation. The tragedy of dropping a mouthpiece and it breaking inspires some to carry back ups in case of a repeat but inspires me to be very careful. In fact very very careful, when handling my gear. My babies. ;)
A mate of mine dropped and chipped his mouthpiece minutes before a gig when we were about 18. I chipped a clarinet piece on the edge of a glass table when doing a transcription years ago - on lap and bringing up to check notes. Other than this, I’ve forgotten a sling - in other sax case - a few times. Guitar straps have sufficed very well, yet you no longer look particularly cool.
Most of my life on the road has been about how I carry less gear and travel lighter. Not the most prudent I grant you, but that back ache...
 
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