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 Re: Eb Black Diamond Mouthpiece?
Author: NBeaty 
Date:   2018-02-02 07:25

It really depends on your budget. I’m not a fan of the facing styles used by Vandoren on a large number of their pieces. Certainly with Eb it is good to have a closer tip opening, as close as is comfortable, to make it as responsive and predictable as possible. It also makes the mouthpiece more free blowing, which is nice.

If your budget is flexible, meaning spending a few hundred isn’t out of the question, call Brad Behn and he will be able to help you. He offers many options, from a zinner based mouthpiece costing about $250, to his own blanks that are $375 ad $780.

If money is a little tighter and your budget is in the $100-150 range, then your options are much more limited for Eb. You can always find a Vandoren on eBay and have it refaced and stay in budget if you send it to someone who is less expensive. Depending on where you live, you can find a music store to try different models.

Response, comfort, and adequate flexibility without losing focus is what you should look for in Eb.

Hope that helps some.

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