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Ali Hajri

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I am looking for a new mounthpiece for a selmer tenor primary for jazz playing
Any suggestions?
Thank you
 

singlereed

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The Jody Jazz HR mouthpieces are good value and play really well. I liked these as much as many that cost a lot more and they are easy to get on with.
 

milandro

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actually, with an open question like this you are about to receive , in all probability, almost as many recommendations as there are brands on the market and members here. We all have our favourites and obviously if there are these many brands is because people like them for different reasons and buy them. I think that the only thing that one could do is to start going to the closest shop around (which maybe is not the easiest thing to do if your moniker has anything to do with your nationality ) and start trying what they have and in so doing assess what it is that you look for.
If you try a Otto link (which is indeed the most common choice that one normally looks at considering the fact that many greats of the past have present have used them) and you find it too dark or spread (you might want to look up these terms ) then , probably, you are looking for a high baffled piece. If you have tried a Berg Larsen (also a very common choice) and find it too bright and focussed than you maybe want to try something with a lower baffle and you would take it from there.....there is no telling what you would sound like on any mouthpiece, you have to do this yourself. God luck!
 

milandro

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except that ".....Sorry, due to enormous demand, we are unable to take orders at the moment, we'd prefer not to take your money and make you wait months. If you want a PPT, please use the contact form and you will be personally notified when you can order and know that you will get the mouthpiece reasonably soon after paying. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Reserve a PPT......."
 

kevgermany

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except that ".....Sorry, due to enormous demand, we are unable to take orders at the moment, we'd prefer not to take your money and make you wait months. If you want a PPT, please use the contact form and you will be personally notified when you can order and know that you will get the mouthpiece reasonably soon after paying. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Reserve a PPT......."
Pete did warn us about this, but - like all the best things in life - it's worth waiting for...
 

TomMapfumo

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Hi There!

I think that your question is a little too broad - as Milandro says you will just have different players personal choices, which may or may not be what you want. Some idea of what sort of Jazz, whether you want a bright or dark sound, a more focussed or more diffuse sound.
Where are you based? Different places have different stock available. For a more "traditional" sound a Link would have been the classic recommendation, but there are better mouthpieces around, and Link quality does have questionmarks about it. If owning a Selmer means that money is not too tight there are several designs based on the Link, if you could do an online search. In this category would be pieces by Phil Barone, Mouthpiece Cafe & PhilTone if you have access to the US market - Morgan Fry/Ed Pillinger in UK. More traditional pieces would include the Selmer SuperSession, Vandoren V16, and some mpc's by both Brancher (L Chamber HR) and LeBayle (Jazz HR).

But my advice would be to clarify what sort of sound you want, and any help can be more specific.
Kind regards
Tom
 

Ali Hajri

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Hi
Thank you for all the info.You where very helpful.I live in Marina Del rey in the Los Angeles area of California .
 

milandro

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so you probably have access to a few good shops within a reasonable distance........go see what they've got for you! :) good luck!
 
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