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Paul Warner

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Hi all. I have mislaid my contact details for Rico mouthpieces in the UK. Can anyone help? I particularly would like to try a Metalite for my new baritone but can find no real guidance as to lays etc., other than that they are supplied in M5, M7 and M9 openings. I`m looking for something a bit brighter and more edgy than my old ebonite Yanagisawa 7 for those `punchy` moments. Can anybody help? I`ve bought several Graftonites in the recent past, but don`t know how they work for baris`, and can`t find the dealer I used anyway! Senior moments are coming thick and fast my friends.
 

Paul Warner

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Hi Kev....the story is that I was finding certain actions on my previous bari very painful. Nothing wrong with the horn, really, just down to my Rheumatoid Arthritis limiting the amount to which I can roll my wrists. I was speaking to Griff, who recommended the John Packer Cadence bari....the more expensive of the two they have produced: the 044 is made in China and the 144 `Cadence` is made in Taiwan. Griff had played it and wasa very impressed by it...describing it as `a lovely instrument`. I`m not that far from JP`s in Taunton, so I phoned them and they offered me a `demo`at around £500 of the retail price. So, I buzzed up there, took a look, had a blow, found it very much to my taste (very like my old Yani`, in fact) and I bought it. Had a gig last Friday and felt I`d very much made the right decision, moving between my double bass and the bari in my trio quite happily.
 

kevgermany

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Good to hear. Hope it goes well for you. Worried me when I thought you were giving up.

Hi Kev....the story is that I was finding certain actions on my previous bari very painful. Nothing wrong with the horn, really, just down to my Rheumatoid Arthritis limiting the amount to which I can roll my wrists. I was speaking to Griff, who recommended the John Packer Cadence bari....the more expensive of the two they have produced: the 044 is made in China and the 144 `Cadence` is made in Taiwan. Griff had played it and wasa very impressed by it...describing it as `a lovely instrument`. I`m not that far from JP`s in Taunton, so I phoned them and they offered me a `demo`at around £500 of the retail price. So, I buzzed up there, took a look, had a blow, found it very much to my taste (very like my old Yani`, in fact) and I bought it. Had a gig last Friday and felt I`d very much made the right decision, moving between my double bass and the bari in my trio quite happily.
 

Paul Warner

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Teignmouth, Devon
Got the M7 Metalite yesterday....Very impressed. Amazing for the price. It gives a quite metal-like response for a plastic material. I really wanted a Yani metal one like I always used. Found the price....£308!!!! sat down for a while and had a drink. The last one I bought (couple of years ago) cost £180. What happened?
 

mpjbiker

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Hastings, East Sussex
I just picked up a brand new M7 tenor metallite for £20-possibly the best mouthpiece I've tried on my 66R, regardless of cost, an incredibly powerful combination. I use a Lawton metal on bari, but if the bari metallite is as powerful as the tenor, you'll be shaking buildings!
 

jonf

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If anything the baritone Metalites have even more guts than the tenor ones!

Welcome to the forum by the way. I take it from your name you're another biker saxophonist? What do you ride?
 

mpjbiker

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Hastings, East Sussex
BMW R1150GS and KTM 400-used to ride a lot, here and abroad, but as I play sax more and more, I'm horribly aware of the hassle a broken wrist or hand injury would cause me. I'm older now, haven't got the nerve I used to have!
 

jonf

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Aha! Another GSer. Clearly a top man. If you want to avoid injury stick to the GS rather than a flighty KTM. GS - The bike of the discerning gentleman.
 

old git

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Jon,
You are getting old and boring and will soon be recommending twist and go scooters.

Nothing wrong with a KTM 400, providing it is a works ISDT model, the hills are really steep, the rocks large and the rivers deep. (Gives you a chance to play River Deep and Mountain High whilst enduro-ing and that I would love to see.)
 

rockplayer

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So Cal
glad to hear you're liking the Rico, I ordered one from Kessler Music with a rico H lig for $34 USD, I went with the M9, very interested to see how it plays and sounds. I also ordered an alto piece as well - both pieces, with ligs and shipped for under $100, it's so cheap it worries me!
 

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