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jazzadoni

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Hello all,

I don't know if that's the regular price for the PPT soprano mp as I notice a sale is underway. I would like to buy one for my Yani 992. I already have a metal yani S5. I am interested in either a PPT 6 or 7. Any one with experience playing the PPT, Please give me some guidance in terms of what would be a good set up (reed size) for this mouth piece in either size. Which one would be freer blowing?

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Nick Wyver

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I have a PPT 7. Rico Jazz Select 2H work fine on it. Sorry, I don't have a 6 so can't compare. I think you'll need Pete for that.
 

daveysaxboy

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If the PPT soprano plays like the PPT tenor and baritone pieces i play i'll be getting 1.
 

jonf

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The PPT soprano is the best sop mouthpiece I've ever played. I tried a 6 and ended up buying a 7. The 6 was, for me, just slightly too narrow - it felt like I was struggling against it a bit. Stil a very fine mouthpiece, and if anything slightly better in the high notes than the 7. The 7 plays great, well in tune with a smooth tone, but with edge if pushed. It manages an uncanny ability to be shaped by the player to agreater extent than other sop pieces I've had. I also use a RJS 2H like Nick, with whatever lig comes to hand - currently it has a solid metal ring lig on it.
 

jazzadoni

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I trialled a PPT 6 prototype some time ago - for a slightly livelier vibe I found a Marca Jazz 2.5 was good. For a slightly darker vibe I found an Alexander DC 2.5 was great. FWIW I described the PPT soprano as being almost equivalent to a Berg Larsen 1 1/2 chamber.

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Noticed this on SOTW: http://forum.saxontheweb.net/showthread.php?173853-Review-PPT-soprano
I notice most of the reviews on the SOP PPT mp are on the PPT 6. From the replies I've gotten, which I appreciate, I can't go wrong with either size.
 

jazzadoni

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The PPT soprano is the best sop mouthpiece I've ever played. I tried a 6 and ended up buying a 7. The 6 was, for me, just slightly too narrow - it felt like I was struggling against it a bit. Stil a very fine mouthpiece, and if anything slightly better in the high notes than the 7. The 7 plays great, well in tune with a smooth tone, but with edge if pushed. It manages an uncanny ability to be shaped by the player to agreater extent than other sop pieces I've had. I also use a RJS 2H like Nick, with whatever lig comes to hand - currently it has a solid metal ring lig on it.
You are not the first one to say it's the best one out there. I've yet to read a bad review about it. At least when I do buy it, and God forbids I sound bad playing with it; I will know for sure it's not the horn nor the PPT piece, but the man in the mirror.:)

I think I will go for the 7, but I have a question for you if you don't mind. The 6 is slightly better in the high notes than the 7, do you mean the altisimmo notes or high C to the palm key notes? :confused:
 

daveysaxboy

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You are not the first one to say it's the best one out there. I've yet to read a bad review about it. At least when I do buy it, and God forbids I sound bad playing with it; I will know for sure it's not the horn nor the PPT piece, but the man in the mirror.:)

I think I will go for the 7, but I have a question for you if you don't mind. The 6 is slightly better in the high notes than the 7, do you mean the altisimmo notes or high C to the palm key notes? :confused:
Soprano altissimo, watch out dogs.I'm a altissimo freak but on soprano it can be painfull
 

TomMapfumo

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My dog says no! He has been listening to me on soprano sax over the past few days and does love to join in, especially with the upper octave - very musical German Pointer - but has enjoyed my new Son of Slant.

In the PPT soprano passaround thread several people who had tried the 6 seemed to find it had some resistance and expressed an interest in trying/purchasing a 7, including myself (though my main Soprano Planet Via Coro has a smaller tip opening - 0.056" and is both freer blowing and quite loud.
 

jonf

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You are not the first one to say it's the best one out there. I've yet to read a bad review about it. At least when I do buy it, and God forbids I sound bad playing with it; I will know for sure it's not the horn nor the PPT piece, but the man in the mirror.:)

I think I will go for the 7, but I have a question for you if you don't mind. The 6 is slightly better in the high notes than the 7, do you mean the altisimmo notes or high C to the palm key notes? :confused:
I was referring to the palm key notes - D up to F#. But that might have been just me, another player might find it different.

I never play altissimo on sop. In fact, the only sax I play altissimo on regularly is tenor. Occasionally alto and C mel (yes, really), but never soprano.

Jon
 
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