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    Default Favorite Theo Wanne mouthpiece

    Two questions (poll of sorts):

    1. What is your favorite Theo Wanne mouthpiece?
    2. For those of you who have had the opportunity to compare his new "Performance Line" pieces (Datta, Brahma) to his corresponding more expensive pieces, which did you prefer?

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Favorite Theo Wanne mouthpiece

    1. Metal GAIA
    2. the PRO-LINE mouthpieces

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    Default Re: Favorite Theo Wanne mouthpiece

    I tried both a wood Parvatti and a brass Amma and prefer the Amma.
    Sorry i haven't tried the performance line pieces yet but if i did i would go for the Brahma for the lower baffle closest to an Otto Link.

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    Default Re: Favorite Theo Wanne mouthpiece

    --disclaimer for those that might not know, I work with Theo.

    1) my favorite piece is still my Kali 8 for tenor (although the Datta is a close second for me)

    2) I prefer the Pro-Line pieces (although I do honestly think that the Performance line pieces fill different sonic niches than the Pro-Line pieces)
    Theo Wanne Mantra Tenor (Black Nickel)--Theo Wanne Destroyer 8*, Gaia 8
    Theo Wanne Mantra Soprano (prototype)--Gaia 8, Mantra 8
    Alto--Theo Wanne Durga 8, Gaia 8

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    Default Re: Favorite Theo Wanne mouthpiece

    1 - metal Gaia
    2 - haven't tried the Performance pieces, don't feel the need to
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    Selmer Mark VI, Ted Klum Focustone Solid Silver Handcrafted 0.108" mpc, Rigotti Gold 3M reeds, Marc Jean ligature
    Inderbinen tenor, Ted Klum Focustone Standard Model 0.108" mpc, Rigotti Gold 2.5 Strong reeds, Marc Jean ligature

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    1. Metal Gaia (Compared to AMMA and Parvati (although the Parvati was great too))

    2. I tried only the Performance line HR pieces Datta and Brahama...for some minutes...I liked the Metal Wanne pieces much more (and several HR pieces I do own...)

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    Default Re: Favorite Theo Wanne mouthpiece

    1. Metal Durga when I need to extra push
    2. HR Gaia for my small combo work

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    Default Re: Favorite Theo Wanne mouthpiece

    DURGA! Amazing power, response, and tone.

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    1. Durga tenor. Alto (well EVERYTHING, Durga, Kali, Gaia), Soprano Gaia
    2. Have not tried yet but plan to next month when I can slow down. Whew.....
    Alto-MKVI Theo Wanne Durga, Kali, Gaia pieces, Tenor-MKVI w/ Theo Wanne Durga, Gaia, & AMMA II pieces, Soprano-Selmer S-80II Black Laq w/ Theo Wanne Gaia. ALso EWI 4000s w/ various modules.

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    1. Durga dood! Tenor 10, Alto 9.

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    Default Re: Favorite Theo Wanne mouthpiece

    1) Gaia and Ambika tenor in ebonite, lovely refined pieces and very flexible.
    2) Pro-line by far; I found the Performance Line to have a much simpler sound in comparison.



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    Had the Durga 9 on alto and tenor.Loved the tenor piece but wished he made 1 in a 115ish tip,the 8,110 tip durga was atad small and the 9,120 abit much.Any 1 else feel this.
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    Default Re: Favorite Theo Wanne mouthpiece

    Durga baritone 8
    Kali tenor 8
    Amma alto 7
    Gaia soprano 7

    I'd like a Durga tenor and alto in 8.

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    Durga baritone 8*
    Amma 6* and Kali 6* tenor
    Kali 8 and Durga 9 alto

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    Gaia Stable Wood Tenor 9 - Amazing!

    I have played the performance line and I feel the sound from the pro line is much more refined and has more character.
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    Default Re: Favorite Theo Wanne mouthpiece

    Gaia 6 soprano. I'm waiting for the soprano Ambika to come out too. Really like to see Theo to do a stable wood version of that.

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    Datta, it's got everything I need, I can cover all styles with ease

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    Default Re: Favorite Theo Wanne mouthpiece

    Durga Alto 9 and Tenor 8
    Amma 9 alto for small group
    Gaia 8 Soprano

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    I have a Kali #8 metal for the alto (yas 62 + g3 neck) and a AMMA #8 metal for the tenor (yts 62 + G1 neck (have a G3 neck on order). I plan to put the G1 neck up on ebay for bidding later this week or early next week if you're interested). - Rich

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    Default Re: Favorite Theo Wanne mouthpiece

    I am playing the KALI 9 on alto. I like it! Plays easier than my Lawton 8* and sounds bigger in the lower register. Have not tried the other pieces yet- am searching for a Kali 8 tenor now.
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