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M/Pieces - Ligs Why get a new MP?

rudjarl

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You know when (and why) it is time to get a new mouthpiece:




My last one came with a pad. Perhaps it will last me a bit longer...

 

kevgermany

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What's the poblem? Just stick some tape or a bite plate over the bad bits and it's ready fo another 10 years... >:)

Seriiously, have fun - it's an interesting search.
 

stefank

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My left hand top front tooth is a little longer than the right, and has a tendency to excavate holes in hard rubber mouthpieces. I'd go through a lot of mouthpieces if I didn't use mouthpiece cushions. Perhaps this is the way to go (unless you want an excuse to buy new mouthpieces).
 

Young Col

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A bit like Stefank, I have a slight edge to one of my front teeth which leaves a mark on mpcs. My dentist doesn't think it's worth filing off (and would make it look worse) and I get round it easily by using Vandoren clear patches. They are comfortable and last ages.

I see you are using a Jody Jazz Classic Rudjarl. Wonder how you find it. I am just getting used to one and like it as I thought I would after trying several different ones. My previous mpc was a Selmer Soloist C*. Nothing wrong with it as such, but I was finding as I got more exprienced it was a bit too closed for me and I needed a slightly more open lay. I have a 5 and what with the different chamber shape I have more volume when needed and more control now.
YC
 
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rudjarl

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I see you are using a Jody Jazz Classic Rudjarl. Wonder how you find it.
Hi YC, the verdict is still out. It's a 7 and all around quite pleasant in use with 2.5 Vandoren reed. In the beginning I didn't like the sound at all. It felt hard and almost cold. That could of cause be down to the fact that hadn't been playing for quite some years. But it's growing on me. In a couple of month I might even like it :)
 

Young Col

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Thanks for the comment. I am using standard Vandoren 2.5 at the moment as well, but they are a fraction too hard for me I feel. But La Voz 2MS are too soft. I may need to go in between with RSJ2H or La Voz2M. I haven't felt the need - yet - to use the baffle in the Classic. There's enough dynamic range to get me over two or three other sax parts when playing lead on numbers.
YC
 
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