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\r\nI decided to run through my mouthpiece drawer and pull out my small collection and compare the mouthpieces, with the same ligatures and reeds. So here\'s the clip:
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\r\nhttp://soundcloud.com/benbyrne87/mouthpiece-test-27-10
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\r\nThe mouthpieces are as follows:
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\r\nNote: I use a FL ultimate Brass Ligatures on all of these mouthpieces and the same Rico Jazz Select Filed 4S so that there was as few variables as possible.
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\r\n1. Otto Link TE 7
\r\nI bought this for 40 bucks brand new, and had it refaced by a good friend of mine Gabriel Vatavu. It suited the \'67 10m Conn I was playing at the time, when I moved over to the selmer that I played on this clip, a lot of my friends noted that I couldn\'t seem to put enough air into the horn. So I bought another piece. a few months ago I got it refaced again by another friend Noel Stephensen hoping to get some more goodness out of it.
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\r\n2. Otto Link TE EB 6* opened to 9 by Gabriel Vatavu
\r\nThis was the mouthpiece I replaced my 7 with. I always feel out of breath from playing this piece and I never feel like I can over power it - especially when I stopped practicing 4-6 hours a day. I also felt like I had trouble making the sound focus. These days I use this mouthpiece as an exercise piece - sort of like training with weights haha.
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\r\n3. Otto Link STM 8* refaced by Gabriel Vatavu
\r\nThis was the first mouthpiece I bought for tenor - it was a big shock considering I went from a selmer C* on alto to an Otto Link STM 8* or tenor. I had it refaced to see if I could get more from it as I felt it was reed picky.
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\r\n4. Otto link STM Florida 7 No USA refaced by gabriel Vatavu
\r\nThis is the latest addition to my collection. I bought it because I felt I got enough of everything from it, however now that I\'m semi unemployed and I\'m practicing a lot more I\'m beginning to feel it is a bit small and I may need to have it opened up to an 8.
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\r\n5. Dukkoff D9 Closed down and refaced by Noel.
\r\nI bought this one just to see what it was like to play a high baffle piece. Not knowing how fragile Silverite is it got fairly damaged just bouncing around in my case. So I had it refaced by Noel who also did some baffle work to it. This one is a bit reed picky to me. My closest friend likes my sound best on this one... but well I don\'t haha- this being said the more I listen to this clip the more I realise how little the mouthpiece has to do with a sound.
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\r\nForgive the bad playing here and there especially in the altissimo register - that is where I\'m doing a lot of practice at the moment and it really is a work in progress.
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\r\nThanks for listening! Any comments would be appreciated.\r\n
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    \r\n Love listening to comparos, thanks for upload =) Just listened through, did my best to skip and not see which sound clip pertained to which mouthpiece.
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    \r\nI liked the STM 8 the most, followed by the Florida STM 7. Really didn\'t like the Dukoff, sounded blatty (if that\'s even a word, hah). The Tone Edges just didn\'t have pizazz for me-' + '-but I\'m partial to how metal links sound anyway.\r\n
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    \r\n Hey, so I\'m not the only one here making those mouthpiece comparison clips . I liked your tone on the STM 8* the best, followed close by the Florida no USA 7. You sounded a bit bright on the TE Links, which surprises me, maybe it\'s because of the refaces. Thanks for sharing.\r\n
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    \r\nT : Selmer SBA serial 50xxx (1953) - Otto Link Florida no USA 10* - Rico Plasticover 2
    \r\nA : Klingsor serial 016xx (early 60\'s) - Otto Link STM 9* - Rico Royal 2.5
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    \r\nA few months later and back into the practice, I love the core sound of the Florida Link I have, but it is too small for me to really play on gigs - even when I put size 4H RJF reeds on it.
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      Hi everyone,

      I decided to run through my mouthpiece drawer and pull out my small collection and compare the mouthpieces, with the same ligatures and reeds. So here's the clip:

      http://soundcloud.com/benbyrne87/mouthpiece-test-27-10

      The mouthpieces are as follows:

      Note: I use a FL ultimate Brass Ligatures on all of these mouthpieces and the same Rico Jazz Select Filed 4S so that there was as few variables as possible.

      1. Otto Link TE 7
      I bought this for 40 bucks brand new, and had it refaced by a good friend of mine Gabriel Vatavu. It suited the '67 10m Conn I was playing at the time, when I moved over to the selmer that I played on this clip, a lot of my friends noted that I couldn't seem to put enough air into the horn. So I bought another piece. a few months ago I got it refaced again by another friend Noel Stephensen hoping to get some more goodness out of it.

      2. Otto Link TE EB 6* opened to 9 by Gabriel Vatavu
      This was the mouthpiece I replaced my 7 with. I always feel out of breath from playing this piece and I never feel like I can over power it - especially when I stopped practicing 4-6 hours a day. I also felt like I had trouble making the sound focus. These days I use this mouthpiece as an exercise piece - sort of like training with weights haha.

      3. Otto Link STM 8* refaced by Gabriel Vatavu
      This was the first mouthpiece I bought for tenor - it was a big shock considering I went from a selmer C* on alto to an Otto Link STM 8* or tenor. I had it refaced to see if I could get more from it as I felt it was reed picky.

      4. Otto link STM Florida 7 No USA refaced by gabriel Vatavu
      This is the latest addition to my collection. I bought it because I felt I got enough of everything from it, however now that I'm semi unemployed and I'm practicing a lot more I'm beginning to feel it is a bit small and I may need to have it opened up to an 8.

      5. Dukkoff D9 Closed down and refaced by Noel.
      I bought this one just to see what it was like to play a high baffle piece. Not knowing how fragile Silverite is it got fairly damaged just bouncing around in my case. So I had it refaced by Noel who also did some baffle work to it. This one is a bit reed picky to me. My closest friend likes my sound best on this one... but well I don't haha- this being said the more I listen to this clip the more I realise how little the mouthpiece has to do with a sound.

      Forgive the bad playing here and there especially in the altissimo register - that is where I'm doing a lot of practice at the moment and it really is a work in progress.

      Thanks for listening! Any comments would be appreciated.

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