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M/Pieces - Ligs Looking for a price friendly edgy tenor mouthpiece.......?

Grahame

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Today I reached nirvana in my quest to find an affordable backup tenor mouthpiece. I have played a few metal mcps in the past. Not loads, but a few. I have never spent time on composite or HR mouthpieces on my tenor. My main mcp is a Lawton 8*B and after 18 months playing and possibly fighting with a Guardala MBII, I have now have a Rico Metalite M9 tenor piece with a Rovner R2 ligature as a backup to the Lawton. It is almost as good as the Lawton with the exception of low subtones. The mcp cost £24 on Amazon. Go figure!

On soprano a Rico Metalite M7 has replaced my Yani metal M8 as my main mouthpiece. It has truly transformed the sop in tuning, intonation and articulation. £27. I am also about to receive a Bari Esprit soprano mouthpiece at £14 which I have read very good reports about. If it's better than the Metalite M7, then I can only say........WOW!

Rico Metalite for tenor and soprano. Just amazing!
 

thesaxman71

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when metalites 1st came around in the 80's i was using 1 on the soprano (curved) and it was great, i got it from Dave at Newcastle music for around £15, i think the metalites punch way up above their price tag, very good for the price, i was recently also using an m11 for clarinet that was nice too.
 

stefank

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I have a tenor m9, and it's perfectly respectable. The Dukoff D7, Yani metal 8 & Morgan Excalibur are ahead of it in the queue, but it's quite useable if you want that sort of sound. Don't take it to the local community concert band.
 

Grahame

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when metalites 1st came around in the 80's i was using 1 on the soprano (curved) and it was great, i got it from Dave at Newcastle music for around £15, i think the metalites punch way up above their price tag, very good for the price, i was recently also using an m11 for clarinet that was nice too.

Hey Ian - also the good news is that I'm back on cane :)

G
 

ArtyLady

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I might dig my Metalite out again today - not tried it on my Yani, might be good for louder gigs! >:)
 

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