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Yanagisawa Tenor HR 5 Mouthpiece for sale ... Excellent condition, only cosmetics are lig marks & scratches, the Beak, Rails and table are perfect .. Always been played with a patch.

This is an excellent "upgrade" piece with an excellent sound, I got it with the YTS as it approximated the Selmer E which I was used to , I`ve since become "8* friendly" with the PPT and got a Keilwerth 8 as a warmer smoochy piece ..

These are £135 new for just the piece only at Sax.co , I`m asking £65 + postage (about £5 within the UK mainland south of Glasgow at a guess via courier or Special delivery)

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Sorry Again .......... 5% to the Forum of course (why do we need to post this ? , it`s in the Rules)
 

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Thanks, Prof it really is a good piece, not stuffy yet not harsh also avoids being bland (as in the Yamaha 5C) . I`d keep it it were a 6* or 7 .
 
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Like most of the forum members we have a few mouthpieces, I have a few Jody jazz chi, jody jazz ny, Lawton 6* morgan excaliber, SML 4, and a yanigisawa 5 as above and I' ll tell you its as good as any I own and any I've had in the past infact it's my longest owned piece great buy for that money or even the full retail it's a good as any inc the two Expensive jody jazz. And if its not sold I might consider having it as a spare.
 

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Thanks Andy , Rather than trying to get the max , I set the price so either a beginner could warrant buying it to replace a Bari Esprit / Yam 4C etc or a more experienced player for a spare or to try out narrower gap or HR pieces without having to lash out on a JJ, Eizen etc but want better than a standard HR link .. Also because I thought it may result in a quick sale ;-)
 

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Thanks Andy , Rather than trying to get the max , I set the price so either a beginner could warrant buying it to replace a Bari Esprit / Yam 4C etc or a more experienced player for a spare or to try out narrower gap or HR pieces without having to lash out on a JJ, Eizen etc but want better than a standard HR link .. Also because I thought it may result in a quick sale ;-)
Someone should snap this up. I have a Yani metal 7 for tenor.....excellent. Although the PPT is my current choice
 

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Thanks Prof, if it doesn`t go quick, I`ll bung the price up to £80
 
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gidday there...i have been buying and selling saxes for over 10 years now in oztrailer and have had many pieces come my way....
my first tenor piece i bought from my teacher,tony buchanan,which he bought in england when he was playing there(anyone listen to him there?),it is a berg-Larsen and i still play it...it's lovely,and in the last few years i have been worried a bit about dropping and breaking it or it getting pinched or something,so i have been trying anything hard rubber that comes my way and looks right....
i got this yani 5 like yours but very"greenish"not black,and tried it out after a clean-up....
it is now in my drawer as a spare.....lovely piece....
that was a bit of a story,but i hope you sell yours and i also would like to try a 6 or7....
cheers,philip from down-under
 

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I use one of the older Yani HR baritone pieces on my B6.
It was a 5 but I managed to open it up to around a 7-7* and added a long baffle to it.
Its a really nice piece now with plenty of punch.
 

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Thanks BFlat and SSS ....... Yup they`re really good and often overlooked as an aftermarket buy due to being the OEM supplied piece with high end Yanis ....... Well it`s still for sale, still only £65 and of course the Tenor not Alto version (less common on the used market)
 

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Thanks BFlat and SSS ....... Yup they`re really good and often overlooked as an aftermarket buy due to being the OEM supplied piece with high end Yanis ....... Well it`s still for sale, still only £65 and of course the Tenor not Alto version (less common on the used market)
Is that what I got with my YTS and 875? Have not even looked at them!
 

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No Prof , I doubt many Yamahas come with Yani Mouthpieces ;) .. they`ll have come with the Ubiquitous Yamaha 4C (the 875 with the HR version)
 
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I use one of the older Yani HR baritone pieces on my B6.
It was a 5 but I managed to open it up to around a 7-7* and added a long baffle to it.
Its a really nice piece now with plenty of punch.
you did the work yourself on the mouthpiece?
do you do this for a job?
cheers,philip
 
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i think that the yamaha 4CM are good mouthpieces,even the student model 4C is a good piece....
the yani 5 i got the other week is fantastic though....
cheers,hope that helps prof...
 

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As SSS says, the Yamahas are good pieces, I find them bland but safe (even the Bari Esprit is more complex) the problem with Yamaha is that you always seem to get a 4C even on the Pro Saxes and a Yamaha 4 is narrower than a standard 4 by the link guidelines . I`d have thought a 6C would be more at home on a 475 (Link 5 Tip equiv) and a 7C if it exists would be more appropriate on the 62 and Customs .

Yamaha are really mean with accessories anyway . Even with a 62 Pro level horn all you get is a Webbing sling barely fit for a Soprano, a plain thin cloth, owners book and one Rico orange box 2 reed already fitted to the mouthpiece . you only get the HR piece with the 875 as far as I know - well a mate got a plastic 4C with an 82Z-II anway . Yani give the HR piece with the 62 level 901 .

The Yani 5 Tenor HR is still for sale, no one has snapped this up yet ..
 
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i have had a few new 875-EX and they came with the 4CM pieces....haven't had any other new yamaha's....but most of the secondhand ones i have gotten,pro horns,have come with the 4CM's too....

that said...i do love the yanagisawa pieces,not only the one you are selling for tenor as my spare piece,but i play a hard-rubber yani5 on soprano....

good luck...
philip
 

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you did the work yourself on the mouthpiece?
do you do this for a job?
cheers,philip
Hi.
No I don't do it for a living.
Only did it to this one because after buying the Yanagisawa B6 I had no money for a decent piece.
The piece came with the sax but I found it too small and a bit darker than I liked.
I just took it slowly and did my best, but it worked out quite well.
It's quite a powerful piece now with a Berg 2 chamber type of vibe.
 

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After all this ............... the Mouthpiece is Still for sale :)
 
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