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johnnyboy46

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Im new to the site, so i thought id say hey. Im playing a cannonball big bell with t77 mouthpiece. Any reed suggestions?
 

kevgermany

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Is that the Vandoren V16 Metal mouthpiece with a T77 opening? It's pretty wide to be starting on.

If it is, I'd suggest you start with the softest reeds you can find - Vandoren 1.5s or Rico 2s, and work up a little when you get it under control. Maybe start with the V16 reeds as well.
 

johnnyboy46

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ive been playing for a while, and play a v16 3.5 . gets a great meaty sound, but i wondered if there was a different brand of reeds i should try.
also, looking for a new long tones excersise. any suggestions?
 

Andrew Sanders

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Hi Johnny,
I'd get hold of Pete's "Taming the Saxophone" there are some testing exercises in there, some to brighten up the tedium of long tones.
You are warmly welcomed.
Andrew
 

Pyrografix

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I can't offer you any reed advice, but can welcome you aboard the madness that is Cafe Saxophone!

Cheers,

Amanda
 

TomMapfumo

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ive been playing for a while, and play a v16 3.5 . gets a great meaty sound, but i wondered if there was a different brand of reeds i should try.
also, looking for a new long tones excersise. any suggestions?
Hi Johnny and a Big Welcome to the Cafe!

Reeds that are a good alternative to the V16 are either Alexander NY or Rico Jazz Select Unfiled. If you want something a bit different - which I find particularly suited to Jazz, then I would recommend Marca Jazz, Alexander DC, and Rigotti Gold. Having played all of them I would say that they outstrip the V16's which I started off playing on Alto & Tenor. They were meaty, as you describe, but feel that the other options have a little more complexity and colour.

Hope that is helpful.
Kind regards
Tom

I used to have a T77 in my earlier days, just felt it was not a good combo with my then Yani T901, which I exchanged for my current System 54 which I much prefer.
 

BigMartin

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Im new to the site, so i thought id say hey. Im playing a cannonball big bell with t77 mouthpiece. Any reed suggestions?
Welcome. I definitely recommend using a reed ;}. Helps to avoid an excessively breathy tone.
 
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old git

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Welcome to the caff©, JB46.

I can honestly say that most members of the forum recommend using a reed, it is just that I sound better without one. :)

ENJOY!
 

trimmy

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Welcome to the cafe johnyboy46 :)

No help from reed choice from me as i get my info from here :confused:

Enjoy :)
 

Taz

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Blow harder? Sorry, welcome to the cafe, I'm sure you'll find this a chilled and pleasant place to be!
 

kevgermany

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ive been playing for a while, and play a v16 3.5 . gets a great meaty sound, but i wondered if there was a different brand of reeds i should try.
also, looking for a new long tones excersise. any suggestions?
Sorry, I didn't realise from your post - seemed to be a nwebie...

I like RJS Filed. But there are lots of others.
 
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