Klarinet Archive - Posting 001295.txt from 1997/09
From: Bill Hausmann <bhausman@-----.com>
Subj: Re: The Perfect Mouthpiece
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 1997 22:44:38 -0400
At 04:00 PM 9/29/97 -0400, you wrote:
>I have been playing very (too) much saxophone lately, and I am looking for a
>dark sounding orchestral mouthpiece/reed setup that will take enough air
>so that the back pressure isn't so hard --more like the feel of a sax.
>Currently I have a Mitchell Lurie Premium mouthpiece and I use Vandoren #4
>reeds for classical gigs, but I feel like I'm going to explode when I blow.
>I had a B45 mouthpiece but people say it's too bright sounding. I think that
>means too many of the upper overtones and not enough bottom.
> Any suggestions would be appreciated.
> John Van Voris
> Albany, NY
I thought the B-45 was not bright at all. Try a B-46. It has (for me, at
least) the best chalumeau of anything I've tried. Maybe that will
translate into less overtones? The bottom is plenty strong.
Bill Hausmann bhausman@-----.com
451 Old Orchard Drive http://www.concentric.net/~bhausman
Essexville, MI 48732 http://members.wbs.net/homepages/z/o/o/zoot14.html
If you have to mic a saxophone, the rest of the band is too loud.