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 Re: Vandoren 5JB vs 7JB & Profile 88 vs Traditional
Author: Matt74 
Date:   2017-01-23 21:29

Would these advocates of the "iron jaw" happen to be saxophonists? Some sax players make tip openings a measure of manhood. You know, like, "That Meyer 8 just didn't have the projection and flexibility I needed. I really couldn't express myself until I moved up to a Dukoff Ultra Super Power Chamber 27." Whether they were or not, bigger isn't always better. The things that really matter are:

Does it play in tune?
Do you like it?
Do you have reeds that you like that work with it?

and...

Does it cause you do bite?

You really want to avoid the habit of biting. It's bad for your tone, but the worst part is the pain and agony when you start practicing a lot.

Some people like profile 88, but guys doubled on saxophone and clarinet for 100 years before they came out, so it's a matter of preference.

A B45 should be fine, it's actually a very open piece. If you want something different, maybe less resistant, by all means try some out. There are a lot of options. A Brilhart Ebolin 3 or 4 is loud, and inexpensive. You don't really need a "jazz" mouthpiece, just one that works for you. It's very personal. The important thing is that it meets your needs, and you sound good and in tune without bursting a blood vessel. If you sound good people will ask YOU what you are playing.

- Matthew Simington


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