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 mouthpiece change
Author: Philip Caron 
Date:   2018-02-09 08:28

In an earlier thread I learned that my M13 Lyre mouthpiece has apparently worn out. Since then I've been using my former mpc, a stock Buffet that came with my R13s. I don't hate it; the sound is different and less consistent across registers, but some days I sound good with it - albeit different. It's more open than the M13 Lyre so it takes more air, and I'm having to take more frequent breaths. The experience of switching has been positive. However, overall I liked the M13 Lyre better.

A local conductor plays sax & clarinet has invited me to accompany him to a store to try out mouthpieces; he's looking for a new one too. I might get another M13 Lyre, or I might get something different, perhaps even an upgrade. I've been taking in numerous earlier threads and online articles & vids about mouthpiece selection, so many of my questions about process have gotten answers, and probably I can make a reasonable stab at it.

Do mouthpieces have to warm up?

Any recommendations for specific mpcs to try? I use a Rovner ligature (type unknown), approximate 3.5+ strength reeds, and double-lip embouchure.

I don't know what store we're going to yet; there aren't many in Southern Vermont. The conductor suggested Ellis Music in Bethel, Vt; anyone have any other suggestions? Should we call ahead? - I probably will just to see what's on offer.

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