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by clarinet1st
(11 posts)
16 years ago

MP for a vintage Buescher

I recently picked up a very nice Tru-Tone (serial # 142XXX). I have played alto for a long time and have been watching for the tenor of my dreams to come a long. I'm glad to have found it. What are some mouthpieces I should try while searching for a good set up? Most of my tenor work is with small jazz combos. I just haven't yet found a mouthpiece that feels and plays 'right'. The mouthpieces that play well on modern horns simply do not do this instrument justice. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and experiences.

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  1. by connsaxman_jim
    (2336 posts)

    16 years ago

    Re: MP for a vintage Buescher

    The Otto Link Super Tone Master sounds pretty good on my old Conn Chu Berry tenor. I have an old Berg duckbill mouthpiece from the 50's that's a 95/2 that sounds pretty good also. I would recommend a metal piece for tenor with a large open chamber design. Stay away from those pieces with baffels or resonators. They can throw off intonation. If you prefer a hard rubber piece, I would suggest either the Meyer G series or the Otto Link Tone Edge. Both have a large chamber and should work well on a True Tone.

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    1. by clarinet1st
      (11 posts)

      16 years ago

      Re: MP for a vintage Buescher

      Thanks Jim. I was hoping that you would respond. I am not happy with the way my Dukoff D7 sounds on this horn. I have also tried a hard rubber Yamaha that sounds better, but is stuffy.

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