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 Mouthpiece Recommendations
Author: apaul001 
Date:   2018-01-28 19:29

I'm in the market for a new mouthpiece, and it's been so long since I've bought one, I don't even know where to start. Plus, I'm playing on an instrument that's new to me (a fully restored pre R13 Buffet), so, no idea what the good options are for that instrument. I've googled comparison charts but am a bit leery of them, as so many are just manufacturers' specs without interbrand comparisons and of course each manufacturer wants to sell their own product. The sound I'm going for is the rich warm one. I'm not so concerned about projection, as I'm just starting to play again after many years' absence and won't be allowing anyone else to hear me for some time! My end goal is to play well enough to get on the third stand of my town's community band. (Baby steps!) My chops are still pretty soft but coming along nicely with exercises and practice. It begs the question, is now even the right time to fit my horn with a new mouthpiece, or should I wait until I'm in better shape? Or maybe a new mouthpiece of good quality will help me improve faster? Currently I am playing on my 40 year old Selmer 2 Star (which never had great care and was subject to all kinds of abuse through marching band, etc.) and I'm on a #2 reed, just about to transition to a 2 1/2. With this 2 Star I was cautioned not to go too hard reed-wise, so have never used stronger than a 3. BTW, I'll need a new ligature that goes well with whatever I buy and meets my needs. Reed recommendations always welcome, too. ; )

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