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    Can anyone tell me who makes Don Sinta mouthpieces? ( And maybe a web site.) Thanks

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    Richard Hawkins makes the Sinta model. I've only ever seen it for sale on Chicago Mouthpieces. Here's the site:

    www.chicagomouthpieces.com
    Last edited by J.Max; 05-23-2006 at 02:54 PM.
    Current setups:
    Yamaha YSS-875EX, Selmer Soloist D, Ishimori lig,Hemke 3.5
    Yamaha YAS-875EXS, Selmer Air Flow C*, Ishimori lig,Hemke 3.5
    Yamaha YTS-875EX, Selmer Air Flow C*, Ishimori lig, Hemke 3.5
    Kessler Solist Bari, Selmer Air Flow C*, BG Tradition lig, Vandoren 3

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    Thanks JMAX, for the quick response

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.Max
    Chicago Mouthpieces makes the Sinta model. Here's the site:

    www.chicagomouthpieces.com
    I assume Hurling will chime in here at some point, but this information is not correct. Chicago Mouthpieces has some for sale. The picture on the site indicates the mouthpiece is "Designed and Crafted by Richard Hawkins" and gives his email address. My understanding is that Hawkins had stopped making them, but you could email him at hawkinsrg@aol.com to get the lowdown.

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    Here's the direct link...I'm not sure what you are talking about, chitown. It's still there:

    http://www.chicagomouthpieces.com/ca...products_id=28

    Richard Hawkins makes it, but the only place that I've ever seen it for sale is Chicago Mouthpieces. You might be able to get one from Mr. Hawkins directly, but I don't know.
    Last edited by J.Max; 05-23-2006 at 02:55 PM.
    Current setups:
    Yamaha YSS-875EX, Selmer Soloist D, Ishimori lig,Hemke 3.5
    Yamaha YAS-875EXS, Selmer Air Flow C*, Ishimori lig,Hemke 3.5
    Yamaha YTS-875EX, Selmer Air Flow C*, Ishimori lig, Hemke 3.5
    Kessler Solist Bari, Selmer Air Flow C*, BG Tradition lig, Vandoren 3

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    OK, OK...I give up!

    The mouthpiece is made by Richard Hawkins!

    Here's the big question: Does Sinta actually use it?
    Current setups:
    Yamaha YSS-875EX, Selmer Soloist D, Ishimori lig,Hemke 3.5
    Yamaha YAS-875EXS, Selmer Air Flow C*, Ishimori lig,Hemke 3.5
    Yamaha YTS-875EX, Selmer Air Flow C*, Ishimori lig, Hemke 3.5
    Kessler Solist Bari, Selmer Air Flow C*, BG Tradition lig, Vandoren 3

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.Max
    Does Sinta actually use it?
    I wouldn't think so, since it's described as "inspired by Sinta's personal mouthpiece."
    Last edited by Tully; 05-25-2006 at 01:05 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tully
    I wouldn't think so, since it's described as "inspired by Sinta's personal mouthpiece."

    That's what I thought too. I may have to get one and try it, to compare it to the LT.
    Current setups:
    Yamaha YSS-875EX, Selmer Soloist D, Ishimori lig,Hemke 3.5
    Yamaha YAS-875EXS, Selmer Air Flow C*, Ishimori lig,Hemke 3.5
    Yamaha YTS-875EX, Selmer Air Flow C*, Ishimori lig, Hemke 3.5
    Kessler Solist Bari, Selmer Air Flow C*, BG Tradition lig, Vandoren 3

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.Max
    Yup. Meyer is NOT a classical mouthpiece, despite what some band directors think...even the large chamber one has too much edge for serious classical work.
    That's true to an extent... however it's certainly useful for the commercial player who needs to play classically now and then. You can "get away" with it and make it work for classical playing in a pinch, but it's not going to perform as well as some of the mouthpieces you've listed, provided some dedicated time was spent with them.

    I've been thinking about purchasing a classical mouthpiece recently, as I'm getting more serious about it and would like to, if even just for the summer, try to achieve the sound concept on something more conducive to it than my Meyer. Thus far the Selmer metal classic is the most appealing to me. I play an "E" on soprano and I really like how it plays. Does anyone here play these mouthpieces for classical work and would care to share? BTW I'm more a student of the French school of playing.
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    If you like the French school of playing, you really need to check out the Vandoren Optimum and Rousseau NC series. They're both excellent for French playing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Razzy
    That's true to an extent... however it's certainly useful for the commercial player who needs to play classically now and then. You can "get away" with it and make it work for classical playing in a pinch, but it's not going to perform as well as some of the mouthpieces you've listed, provided some dedicated time was spent with them.

    I've been thinking about purchasing a classical mouthpiece recently, as I'm getting more serious about it and would like to, if even just for the summer, try to achieve the sound concept on something more conducive to it than my Meyer. Thus far the Selmer metal classic is the most appealing to me. I play an "E" on soprano and I really like how it plays. Does anyone here play these mouthpieces for classical work and would care to share? BTW I'm more a student of the French school of playing.

    Try the Vandoren Optimum AL3. I think you'll like it. It has a similar chamber design to the metal Classic, but with a much warmer sound and better overall response.

    My point about the Meyers was that it is not a good piece for serious classical work. Yes, you can make it work in a pinch, and I know some band directors who love them, but it isn't a classical piece. Too much "pop" on a Meyer. Frankly, you can use any mouthpiece in a pinch...heck, I used a Dukoff one time, but it is not a piece that you can use in serious classical study.
    Current setups:
    Yamaha YSS-875EX, Selmer Soloist D, Ishimori lig,Hemke 3.5
    Yamaha YAS-875EXS, Selmer Air Flow C*, Ishimori lig,Hemke 3.5
    Yamaha YTS-875EX, Selmer Air Flow C*, Ishimori lig, Hemke 3.5
    Kessler Solist Bari, Selmer Air Flow C*, BG Tradition lig, Vandoren 3

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    Agreed. The thing about band directors is that most often they are not playing works that feature the saxophone, and the Meyer mostly helps younger students to be heard when they would otherwise be buried.

    Heh, speaking of Dukoffs... my teacher was called to play tenor back in the early 80's. At this time everybody was playing metal pieces like Dukoffs, Guardalas, etc. and this is all he had ever been called to play on tenor, even though he was mostly a classical sax player and doubler. Receiving no information about the style of music of the gig, he grabbed his tenor and left. When he got there, it was a regional orchestra playing Ravel's "Bolero", and he was to play the tenor part. All he had was his Dukoff 8. Ick! He said he managed to pull through by doing some very quick reed work, but it was a bear of a time managing the material with that mouthpiece.
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    Thanks JMax for the recommendation. Is the AL3 similar to the C*? I have played on many tip openings so I can't imagine a huge difference between the 3 and the 4 for me, but if the 3 is closer to the s80 C* then it's probably my safest bet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J.Max
    Here's the direct link...I'm not sure what you are talking about, chitown. It's still there:

    http://www.chicagomouthpieces.com/ca...products_id=28

    Richard Hawkins makes it, but the only place that I've ever seen it for sale is Chicago Mouthpieces. You might be able to get one from Mr. Hawkins directly, but I don't know.
    J.Max, I think the reason that's the only place you've seen them is because they are out of production. Hurling / Ed, the proprietor of Chicago Mouthpieces, evidently got a stash of them to sell, but they used to be available elsewhere such as at International Music Suppliers. On the one hand these mouthpieces seem to be highly regarded, and on the other hand no one that "counts" seems to use them. I guess that's why they are out of production. Here's what Tim McAllister said about them, and there are some other comments on the NASA discussion list archives as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Razzy
    Thanks JMax for the recommendation. Is the AL3 similar to the C*? I have played on many tip openings so I can't imagine a huge difference between the 3 and the 4 for me, but if the 3 is closer to the s80 C* then it's probably my safest bet.

    The AL3 is a similar tip opening to the C*. It's supposedly designed for ease of use, whatever that means...after trying all of these mouthpieces, it's the one I kept.
    Current setups:
    Yamaha YSS-875EX, Selmer Soloist D, Ishimori lig,Hemke 3.5
    Yamaha YAS-875EXS, Selmer Air Flow C*, Ishimori lig,Hemke 3.5
    Yamaha YTS-875EX, Selmer Air Flow C*, Ishimori lig, Hemke 3.5
    Kessler Solist Bari, Selmer Air Flow C*, BG Tradition lig, Vandoren 3

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.Max
    The AL3 is a similar tip opening to the C*. It's supposedly designed for ease of use, whatever that means...after trying all of these mouthpieces, it's the one I kept.
    I was under the impression that the AL4 is closer to the C* in terms of tip opening than the AL3. Isn't the AL4 .65 or something like that?

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    The AL3 is 152 mm, the AL4 is 163, so in terms of tip openings, the AL4 is close to the C*, however, the AL3 has a longer facing and a bigger chamber than the C*, so it is more equivalent. Tip openings are only one part of facing equivalancies because different chamber sizes will affect the resistence of the mouthpiece.
    Current setups:
    Yamaha YSS-875EX, Selmer Soloist D, Ishimori lig,Hemke 3.5
    Yamaha YAS-875EXS, Selmer Air Flow C*, Ishimori lig,Hemke 3.5
    Yamaha YTS-875EX, Selmer Air Flow C*, Ishimori lig, Hemke 3.5
    Kessler Solist Bari, Selmer Air Flow C*, BG Tradition lig, Vandoren 3

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    Yeah I realize that, just the fact that you said tip opening kinda threw me off

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    Yeah, good point. I should have said "facing"...would have been more clear.
    Current setups:
    Yamaha YSS-875EX, Selmer Soloist D, Ishimori lig,Hemke 3.5
    Yamaha YAS-875EXS, Selmer Air Flow C*, Ishimori lig,Hemke 3.5
    Yamaha YTS-875EX, Selmer Air Flow C*, Ishimori lig, Hemke 3.5
    Kessler Solist Bari, Selmer Air Flow C*, BG Tradition lig, Vandoren 3

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