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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000346.txt from 2000/09

From: "J. Michael Norsworthy" <>
Subj: RE: [kl] Okay, all you mpc gurus...
Date: Sun, 10 Sep 2000 17:21:17 -0400

> J. Shouryu Nohe, a/k/a Shouryunus Sarcasticii posted regarding his recent
> tenor sax acquisition:
> <<< . . . To my utter delight, it came equipped with a Meyer
> mpc...although
> I use an Otto for tenor playing, I certainly look forward to playing the
> Meyer for a bit to see what it's like. It is not, however, like any Meyer
> I've ever seen before (keep in mind that I'm a mere 22 years old, and mine
> eyes have to see many wonders of the musical world). The facing number is
> printed on the back (it's a 5) and the standard 'info diamond' that I'm
> accustomed to seeing on Meyers is not on the facing. Instead, there is a
> long, very shallow canyon in the facing, in which is printed
> "Meyer TruFlex
> Facing"! Indeed, something very different. At least to me.

These were the first of the Meyer Brothers mouthpieces and were made in New
York. These have a cut out on the table with the phrase, "True Flex Facing"
in it. The idea here was to allow the reed to vibrate more. Though they did
not have a chamber size marking on them, these mouthpieces had a slightly
larger chamber in general than the later Meyer Brothers mouthpieces, and
hence a little less projection and punch. "Meyer" was written lengthwise on
the back of these mouthpieces. These mouthpieces are also known for having
a very good hard rubber compound that produces a very rich sound.

That's all I know about em!!

All the best,
J. Michael Norsworthy

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