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    Default Curved soprano mouthpiece help

    I recently switched to a curved Yanagisawa soprano and love it. Right now I am struggling with the right mouthpiece and reed comb for it. All my gigs will be contemporary jazz (Warren Hill, Sanborn, Albright, etc.). I have a Runyon 6 which seems a little closed and hard to keep in tune. I bout a Runyon 8 and it plays really stuffy, nothing like the 6. I bought a Yanagisaw metal 7 and it seems stuffy as well. Do I maybe want to try a Dukoff or maybe a Selmer soloist?
    Alto - Yamaha 82z-LN, V1 neck, Beechler Bellite 7, Olegature, RJS 2S reed

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    I've used Super Session J, Morgan Vintage 6 and 7 on my SC902. I'd be happy to e-mail you a sound-clip of the SS-J if you PM your e-mail address to me. It WON'T be that contemporary sound, but a horn is a horn. DAVE
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    Default Re: Curved soprano mouthpiece help

    The best piece I found for my curved sop was a Morgan Vintage. For me, the curvie offered more resistance then my straight sop, the Morgan mouthpiece is a very free blowing piece and matched up well for me.
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    I played a HR Link 7*, then a Rousseau Studio Jazz 6 (also HR), and now a basic Yanagisawa 5. It is a bit closer, more buzz, less projection, but ways easier and more in tune.
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    Default Re: Curved soprano mouthpiece help

    I just put back on my yani metal and played a tune for my gf and she said my intonation was WAY better than my Runyon.
    Alto - Yamaha 82z-LN, V1 neck, Beechler Bellite 7, Olegature, RJS 2S reed

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    Rubber Beth Larsen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericdano View Post
    Rubber Beth Larsen.
    ^^^I'm not sure this is the appropriate forum^^^:tsk:

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    Default Re: Curved soprano mouthpiece help

    i use a bari hard rubber on my yani and its a perfect match. rubber berg works well too
    runyon mouthpeices-no need to look elsewhere

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    Hr Berg larsen, theo wanne gaia 7 and a vintage large chamber link. I think curved sopranos just play better with larger chamber mouthpieces. Plus curved sopranos do have a little bit more resistance than straight sopranos. Good luck and take care ok.

    sent from Mikey's Super Inspire 4G

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