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    Default Re: New Rousseau Classic RC Series Mouthpieces

    How do these compare to the R series? Thanks.

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    Default Re: New Rousseau Classic RC Series Mouthpieces

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    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.
    If you're using it for legit playing, the NC4 is by far the most popular. I would suggest either a D'Addario 3+ or 3.5 or a Vandoren 3.5 (or any equivalent strength). Make sure to have your try several of the same because they can be a bit inconsistent.
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    Default Re: New Rousseau Classic RC Series Mouthpieces

    Quote Originally Posted by MM View Post
    How do these compare to the R series? Thanks.
    http://www.eugene-rousseau.com/saxop...sclassical.htm

    Here is some general information from Rousseau's website.

    The RC series seems to be an improvement on the low end response compared to the NC. I find the tone quality to be similar, and these mouthpieces are pretty free-blowing when the rails are even.
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    Default Re: New Rousseau Classic RC Series Mouthpieces

    I had to flatten the table slightly as it was Very concave. I also evened the rails a touch towards the tip. The reeds seal better now (suction test) and I will post more after I play on it for a couple of weeks. Dark sounding. I should mention I am using this only for classical playing.

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    Default Re: New Rousseau Classic RC Series Mouthpieces

    It's darker than the NC series, and adds a lot more flexibility in tone quality. I tried 5 of them and wound up keeping one that Brian Powell refaced for me. The quality control was not so good on these which surprised me since that was the reason that Dr. Rousseau ended his line of reeds many years ago. It had a hump in the table and the rails were uneven with a slight bump on the facing...once these problems were corrected (and they were far beyond what I can normally fix, which is why I had Brian do it) it's now my primary mouthpiece. I don't know if it was the batch I got or what because Preston Duncan and Kenneth Tse are both playing on stock pieces, but mine was bad.
    Current setups:
    Yamaha YSS-875EX, Rousseau NC3 (refaced by Joe Giardullo), Ishimori lig,Hemke 3.5
    Yamaha YAS-875EXS, Rousseau RC4 (refaced by Brian Powell), Ishimori lig,Hemke 3.5
    Yamaha YTS-875EX, Rousseau NC4, Ishimori lig, Hemke 3.5
    Unison Black Nickel Bari, Rousseau NC4, BG Tradition lig, Hemke 3.5

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