Making Your Own Mouthpiece

Phil

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#21
Just a note: When playing around with added baffle a general rule of thumb is to not have the baffle rise above the line of sight when you look straight on from the tip thru the bore. If the baffle is too high it cuts clarity, increases resistance and potentially gathers moisture. Too high and you start to kill sound. Ive never seen a design that works well when the baffle is above that line. If you approach it and it still is not peeling enough paint then lengthen it.
 

Veggie Dave

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#22
Veggie Dave, I've got some old stock mouthpieces (an alto and a bari) you can have if you wanted to experiment with refacing etc.
That's very generous of you. I'm going to start with a tenor piece I have here and see how it goes. No point ruining more pieces than I have to before I realise I can't do it. :D
 

sax panther

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#23
Just a note: When playing around with added baffle a general rule of thumb is to not have the baffle rise above the line of sight when you look straight on from the tip thru the bore. If the baffle is too high it cuts clarity, increases resistance and potentially gathers moisture. Too high and you start to kill sound. Ive never seen a design that works well when the baffle is above that line. If you approach it and it still is not peeling enough paint then lengthen it.
thanks for the tip Phil
 
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