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    I've heard Meyer mouthpieces sound great on alto and tenor in the concert idiom from advanced college students to professionals. If the player is flexible enough, he/she can voice out the edge and maintain a round, supple, vocal tone. Johnny Hodges and Dan Higgins are two prime examples of the potential of the Meyer mouthpiece.

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    Soprano:
    Yamaha YSS 675 R
    MP: Selmer S 80 C*
    Lig: Selmer 2 screw
    Reeds: Vandoren Blue Box 3 1/2

    Alto:
    Selmer SIII
    MP, Lig, Reeds: same as on the Soprano

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    Soprano:
    Saxophone: Yanagisawa S-992PGP (Pink Gold Plated)
    Mouthpiece: Selmer S80 C**
    Ligature: Vandoren Optimum
    Reed: Vandoren Traditional 3 1/2, Alexander Classique 3 1/2

    Alto:
    Saxophone: Selmer Super Action 80 Series II (Silver plated)
    Mouthpiece: Selmer Soloist C*
    Ligature: Vandoren Optimum
    Reed: Vandoren Traditional 3 1/2, Alexander Classique 3 1/2

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    SOPRANO
    Yamaha 675
    Selmer s80 c*
    Rovner Light Ligature

    ALTO
    Selmer Mark VI 140,xxx
    Selmer c* (mid 60's vintage)
    Rovner Eddie Daniels Ligature

    TENOR
    Selmer Mark VI 145,xxx
    New Selmer d Soloist
    Rovner Light Ligature

    BARITONE
    SELMER Mark VI 278,xxx
    Rousseau 6R
    Rovner Light Ligature

    Vandoren 3.5 Blue Box for all

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    Alto:
    Buescher gold-plated New Aristocrat
    Buescher New Aristocrat #2 neck "re-tapered" to #3 by Mark Aronson
    "MojoBuescher" mouthpiece (vintage Buescher refaced by Keith "MojoBari" Bradbury)
    #3 Brancher/Opera reed
    Robert Vinson Equatone ligature

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevinlkh
    Soprano:
    Saxophone: Yanagisawa S-992PGP (Pink Gold Plated)
    Mouthpiece: Selmer S80 C**
    Ligature: Vandoren Optimum
    Reed: Vandoren Traditional 3 1/2, Alexander Classique 3 1/2

    Alto:
    Saxophone: Selmer Super Action 80 Series II (Silver plated)
    Mouthpiece: Selmer Soloist C*
    Ligature: Vandoren Optimum
    Reed: Vandoren Traditional 3 1/2, Alexander Classique 3 1/2
    Pink gold plated? do you have pictures from it, i wan't to see it

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    Alto:
    Yamaha YAS-52
    Selmer S80 C*
    Vandoren #3-4
    Rovner Dark

    Bari:
    Selmer SII
    Selmer S80 C*
    Vandoren #3
    Alto (Classical)
    Selmer-Paris Serie III
    Selmer-Paris (Modern) Soloist C*
    Vandoren Traditional 3.5
    Rovner Dark

    Alto (Jazz)
    Selmer-Paris Serie III
    Kessler Custom NYSS
    Vandoren Traditional 3
    Rovner Dark

    Bari
    Selmer-Paris Serie II
    Yamaha 5c
    Rovner Light
    Rico 3

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    Jupiter 769 GL alto
    Selmer S80 C**
    Vandoren #3 (sometimes Ricoh Royale 2.5)
    BG Tradition ligature

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daan
    Pink gold plated? do you have pictures from it, i wan't to see it
    Please visit my web site: http://www.saxophonelover.hk.st/ to see the picture.
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    1934 Buescher New Aristocrat tenor
    Morgan 6L mouthpiece
    Legere 2.5 (standard cut)
    Silver Francois Louis ligature
    Last edited by Roger Aldridge; 11-02-2005 at 05:23 PM.

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    OAnegrin, my teacher's big on that philosophy too. It sort of rubbed off on me... takes a lot of time and effort but I think the payoff is really good. Hearing Dan Higgins play in all his various idioms was pretty inspiring too. I'm now experimenting with more classical kinds of reeds to darken up the sound a bit. My particular meyer has a lot of highs in the sound and has minimal resistance.

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    haha lol, his soprano looks cool

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    YBS-62
    Rousseau 5R
    Vandoren 4 Reeds
    I have found no better combination for the Baritone.

    YAS-62II
    Vandoren AL3
    Vandoren 3 Reeds
    Vandoren Optimum Ligature

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    Alto
    Selmer Mark VI (circa 1966)
    modern Larry Teal MP
    Rovner dark ligature
    Alexander Classique 3 reeds

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    Alto
    Yamaha 62II Mark II series Alto ( YAS-62II)
    Eugene Rosseau NC5
    Rovner Dark
    Vandoren Blue Box 3.5

    With a change of embouchure, this also produces a really bright jazzy tone for me. Go figure.

    I was wanting to get a darker classical tone and cant afford a mouthpiece at the moment. Could someone please comment on the Alexander Classiques and the Glotin reeds. Thanks.
    Yamaha YAS-62II Alto w/ Selmer S-90, Vandoren Optimum, Hemke 3.5
    Antigua 590 Soprano w/ Vandoren SL4 , Rovner Light Lig and Vandoren 3.0

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    I use Conns for my (occasional) classical playing.

    Alto: 1931 Transitional 6M, gold
    Conn Eagle mpc / Vandoren 3
    Tenor: 1946 10M, silver
    Conn Steelay 5 mpc / Vandoren 3
    Bari: 1931 Transitional 12M, silver
    Conn Steelay 3 mpc / Vandoren 3

    I also own Bueschers, but since I've never seriously studied in the Rascherian tradition, I don't want to invite comparison to those who have. So my Bueschers play strictly jazz.

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    I only use alto for classical, but here is my set-up (I don't play it that much anymore):

    Antigua Winds alto
    Rico Royal (I think) hard rubber mpc/Rovner ligature
    Vandoren #3 reeds

    I'm supposed to record a piece for this guy who was at a recital I played at a couple months ago. I have a great classical sound for this set-up (no recordings of it yet!), surprisingly, but I don't play classical that much anymore. I need a louder mouthpiece, though. I have tried out so many alto mouthpieces for classical and haven't liked any of them. Maybe it's just bad luck.
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    Alto:
    Selmer Series II
    Mpc: Selmer C*
    Lig: Bay
    Reeds: Vandoren Blue Box 3

    Soprano:
    Selmer Series III (gold matte finish)
    rest is the same except for the ligature which I want to get another Bay for that.

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    I use this on alto -

    Buescher Aristocrat (1938 I think)
    Caravan large chamber mouthpiece
    Vandoren blue box 4
    Rovner light ligature

    Refering to bluenote's post about looking for a classical mouthpiece with more dynamics, might I suggest looking into some of the larger chamber mouthpieces (Caravans, Bilgers, Raschers). The larger chamber allows you to get a much wider dynamic range without sacrificing tone quality at the highest dynamics. It's possible to play that way on a smaller mouthpiece, but it's hard.

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    Questions for folks using Vandy Blues in the 4-5 range:

    Are you handworking them extensively to break them in?
    Or do you pretty much slap one on and blow (perhaps in rotation?)
    How many playables are you getting per box either way?

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