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 Re: URGENT; Pomarico Crystal MouthPiece
Author: MartyMagnini 
Date:   2016-11-02 17:32

I agree with all of the above sentiments regarding a teacher, and that the mouthpiece is not a "magic pill" for your problems. All of those responses are spot on, and you should listen to them. However, I have played all of the Pomarico mouthpieces, so I will answer your question as best I can.

I played on the ruby, emerald, and diamond, with varying results. Some played a bit stuffy for me, other couldn't get the sound I wanted. I had significantly better experience with the Wizard model (I tried the 1.19 facing). It was far better for me, both in terms of overall sound, articulation, evenness, etc. As much as I liked it, there was just something not quite there for me - close, but not perfect. On a whim, I decided to try the Backun CG model (based on the Pomarico Wizard, with some tweaks). I wrote them and asked about the difference between the Wizard and their CG model, since they both had the 1.19 facing. They were very honest with me and said that if there was something lacking from the Wizard, that maybe the same thing would be lacking in their model, but that it did have a slightly different facing, and would play a bit differently than the Wizard. They offer a return policy, so I decided to go ahead and try it. I'm so glad I did - it had everything I loved about the Wizard, with none of the drawbacks.

It is probably my favorite mouthpiece I've ever played (because I'm old - 59 - and because I've been a fickle mouthpiece user, over the years I've played Borbeck, O'brien crystal, Hawkins, Backun, Vandoren). I really love everything about this mouthpiece. It's more expensive than the Pomarico Wizard, but very much worth it, IMO. Backun does have a trial policy - get a hold of them and see what they can do for you. backunmusical.com

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