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    Default New Rousseau Classic RC Series Mouthpieces

    I saw a line of Rousseau's mouthpieces I haven't seen anywhere else on his new website.

    http://www.eugene-rousseau.com/saxophonemouthpieces.htm

    Does anyone have any information on these? They look very similar to some Zinners I've seen on the outside, but not quite identical...

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    Default Re: New Rousseau Classic RC Series Mouthpieces

    I have been playing on an RC4 since late March.

    Speaking personally - I find that this mouthpiece makes the lower register have an incredible ease of response.

    I find the sound to be qutie different from the NC4 I was playing on and frankly enjoy the RC4 more.

    I tried an RC5 and found it too resistant.

    My only complaint about the RC4 - and again this is me personally - I found that it tended to play a bit flat until I got used to it.

    I have had some of my students try both the RC4 and 5 and they seemed to like them.

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    Default Re: New Rousseau Classic RC Series Mouthpieces

    Where did you manage to find one? I cant find mention of them anywhere except on the Rousseau website.
    Also, the site mentions a new classic bari piece. I'm wondering if anyone has seen or played this piece.
    soprano-cannonball knight (black nickel) rascher mpc two-screw lig and vandoren traditional 4s
    alto- cannonball stone series alto (silver plate) vintage buescher mpc vandoren optimum lig and v12 4s

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    Default Re: New Rousseau Classic RC Series Mouthpieces

    I received mine directly from Dr. Rousseau - he mentioned he was playing on a new mouthpiece and asked if I'd like to try one.

    If you contact him directly - I'm sure he will respond promptly.

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    Default Re: New Rousseau Classic RC Series Mouthpieces

    Thanks for the info, Timothy. I'll consider e-mailing Dr. Rousseau.

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    Default Re: New Rousseau Classic RC Series Mouthpieces

    I had the privilege of working with Dr. Rousseau and setting up the new website. The mouthpieces are available but it takes a little time to get them into the stores. If you get the chance, ask your favorite dealer to stock them. Or send me their email addresses and we can get the word directly to them.

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    Default Re: New Rousseau Classic RC Series Mouthpieces

    ^ Do you know if any large online retailers will be stocking them soon?

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    Default Re: New Rousseau Classic RC Series Mouthpieces

    It takes a little time to fill the pipeline, but it shouldn't take too long, especially for smaller dealers. The best way to make it go faster is to ask your retailer to stock them. The squeaky wheel gets the grease, I think.

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    Default Re: New Rousseau Classic RC Series Mouthpieces

    Just got word from Conn-Selmer that the new RC alto mouthpieces ARE available, but they can't MAKE dealers stock them. Most orders are due to exposure at the World Sax Congress in Scotland where players got to see and try them. Milano Music in Arizona ordered some samples but not on their website yet. A phone call should do it. Here's a trivia question - What retailer stocks and sells more Rousseau mouthpieces than anyone?

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    Default Re: New Rousseau Classic RC Series Mouthpieces

    How are these similar or different from the famous New classic series? Are these compatible with Selmer horns?

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    Default Re: New Rousseau Classic RC Series Mouthpieces

    I've had one for a couple of weeks now and am really liking it. The NC has a horse shoe shaped chamber, the RC is round. They are a little bit larger, making the ligature fit a little tough. The RC has a little less baffle at the tip than the NC. Nice hand finishing on the one I got, but that probably won't last.
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    Default Re: New Rousseau Classic RC Series Mouthpieces

    I wonder If these are compatible with Selmer horns? In regards to pitch...

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    Default Re: New Rousseau Classic RC Series Mouthpieces

    Dr. Rousseau writes that these are completely compatible with Selmer horns as well. Also states the tonal differences between NC and the RC are very subtle and low note response is reportedly better.

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    Default Re: New Rousseau Classic RC Series Mouthpieces

    Are these new Rousseau mouthpieces manufactured by J.J. Babbitt?
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    Default Re: New Rousseau Classic RC Series Mouthpieces

    Quote Originally Posted by Angel View Post
    Are these new Rousseau mouthpieces manufactured by J.J. Babbitt?
    All Rousseau pieces are manufactured by Conn-Selmer

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    Default Re: New Rousseau Classic RC Series Mouthpieces

    Quote Originally Posted by blahchici View Post
    All Rousseau pieces are manufactured by Conn-Selmer
    Just to clarify, Conn-Selmer distributes Rousseau mouthpieces to dealers around the world. The mouthpieces designs are created by Dr. Rousseau and he and a few colleagues verify the designs and performance attributes of each. There are a couple of different manufacturers of the mouthpieces as they have the machines and technical skill required to meet Dr. Rousseau's quality demands, which are quite high of course.

    You will want to compare Classic and New Classic models. Jazz players should compare JDX and Studio Jazz series. You will likely have a personal favorite. There's more info at http://www.eugene-rousseau.com/saxophonemouthpieces.htm

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    Default Re: New Rousseau Classic RC Series Mouthpieces

    I used to play a Selmer E opening, so, does anyone know which size of NC should i try? I am going to use a thicker reed on this piece.
    Now I will say to all of you youngster what i heard when i was a kid from an old-timer. He said, 'Son, you're young and growing and I'm old and going. So have your fun while you can.'

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    Default Re: New Rousseau Classic RC Series Mouthpieces

    I think I'll give these new mouthpieces a try. They seem great.
    Piano: Hyundai (Upright) Sop: Phil Barone; Selmer S80 EAlto: Selmer Series III; Rousseau NC4
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    Default Re: New Rousseau Classic RC Series Mouthpieces

    If you can get your hands on a good RC4, I would highly recommend them. They are quite excellent!
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