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JasonC

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Hello,

Does anyone know if there is a set of, or a particular make of mouth pieces that do all sizes so you can try them all before you buy, a bit like a set of test pieces?

I know there would be a lot of combinations because of all the variations you can get but it would be good if you could have a set of mouthpieces that all had the same chamber size but different tip openings, and then maybe a range with different chamber sizes but the same tip opening etc. I know you probably wouldn't find your perfect mouthpiece this way but it would give you a good idea of what the differences were between different tip openings, chamber sizes etc.

At the moment if I go and try some mouth pieces I would have to try a few different types that would vary in all of the sizes for each one, which wouldn't help me decide whether I need a bigger tip opening etc or not as it could be another aspect of the mouthpiece that affects the way it plays.

I'm not sure if anything like this is available but I think it would be good if it did! especially for us beginners :)

Jason
 

AndyG

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I don't know if all dealers are the same but last week I visited Dawkes in Maidenhead, I took my sax and they were more than happy for me to try any amount there....I must have tried between 8 - 10 different ones then when I found the one I preferered, I tried it in 3 or 4 different openings to find which suited me best. No doubt there are others more local but I happened to be down that way and found them to be very patient and helpful.
 

Nick Wyver

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Yeah sax.co.uk will let you do that too.

My approach is a bit easier, "What's the widest you've got?"
 

Chris

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WoodWind Exchange Bradford..Will let you try mpc's the way you want to..

Cheers

Chris:sax:
 

TomMapfumo

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Berg Larsen do Soprano, Alto, Tenor & Baritone mouthpieces in about 8 tip openings, all in 4 chamber sizes (0,1,2 & 3) making 32 possibilities for each sax type (16 0f which cost extra - 0 & 3 chambers). The Rico Royal Graftonite pieces on Alto and Tenor have 3 tip openings (3,5 & 7) and 3 chamber sizes (A,B & C) so that there are 9 possibilities for each sax type. Also Vandoren V16 HR and Lebayle HR do varying tip openings with two chamber types. Many others do but these are some of the more common. It would then depend on which dealers had a comprehensive stock of sizes.

Kind regards
Tom
 
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JasonC

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Thanks for the replies.

I currently use a Meyer with a 6mm tip opening and a Medium facing length and chamber. I found this one after trying a few at sax.co.uk about 12 months ago, it was much better than the standard one I got with my Trevor James.

From the replies so far I'm guessing that there isn't a full set of all different combinations from any one single manufacturer, although it seems Berg Larsen seems to have a quite a few, I'll have to call my local music shop to see what they have.
 

kevgermany

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Thanks for the replies.

I currently use a Meyer with a 6mm tip opening and a Medium facing length and chamber. I found this one after trying a few at sax.co.uk about 12 months ago, it was much better than the standard one I got with my Trevor James.
Jason, 6mm.... :w00t:

Jokes aside, something wrong with your measurements - or typing.
 

JasonC

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Sorry, I got the box out and got carried away with all the numbers on it! although it doesn't actually state the tip opening, it just gives a number of 6, but elsewhere on the box it has a number MR-402-6mm so that's probably how I got the 6mm in my head! After a quick measure, although not very accurately, it looks like about 1.6mm
 
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