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 Re: Mouthpiece Recommendations
Author: seabreeze 
Date:   2018-01-30 23:57

How a mouthpiece feels and the effort it takes to play is the result of a network of physical features that go far beyond just the tip opening. The size and shape of the bore and tone chamber certainly affect the resistance of the mouthpiece.I find the BD5 fatiguing to play but I can easily play the Vandoren B40 for hours, with a #3 reed, even though I prefer the concentration of much closer facings. And the B40 is more open at the tip than the BD5. The M13L and the even closer M13 are very easy for most players to play and voice. The M13L is a little rounder in sound and easier to blend with other instruments than the M13, and both can be played for extended periods with little fatigue. The B40 and the BD5 have more "covered" tonal properties for players looking for that type of sound but for me at least the B40 is the more efficient, less resistant and easier to play of those two.

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