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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?

  • 1

    Votes: 10 41.7%
  • 2

    Votes: 10 41.7%
  • 3

    Votes: 3 12.5%
  • 4

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 5 or more

    Votes: 1 4.2%
  • None, I don' need no stinkin' mouthpiece (for the contrarians and comedians)

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    24

Jazzaferri

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I carry two, my main alto PPt and a backup/section that is a little less broad in tonal palette but does get warmer/darker ????

Same setup for tenor.
 

Nick Wyver

noisy
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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 alto 25 months
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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

Senior Member
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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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