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 Aggressive mouthpieces
Author: cunnie 
Date:   2018-03-09 14:03

Hello to the forum users.
I'm searching for recommendations on aggressive clarinet mouthpieces. By aggressive I mean ones producing a jazz, sax-like, possibly plastic/metallic sound (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AL-pSq6kInY) as opposed to the mellow woody sound of the classical clarinet.
The quality of the tone doesn't have to be so good as I'm searching for a dirty type of sound. However it has to be of low price.
Any recommendation is appreciated a lot.
Thank you!

Post Edited (2018-03-09 14:12)

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 Re: Aggressive mouthpieces
Author: Tony F 
Date:   2018-03-09 14:34

He's not playing a clarinet. The instrument is a tarogato, which is somewhat like a soprano sax would be if it were made of wood. It comes from Hungary. The best way to get a sound like a tarogato is to use a tarogato. The mouthpiece is more like a soprano sax mouthpiece than a clarinet.

Tony F.

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 Re: Aggressive mouthpieces
Author: Jeroen 
Date:   2018-03-09 14:57

Cheap and loud are Brilhart mouthpieces. Can be very aggresive.

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 Re: Aggressive mouthpieces
Author: sax panther 
Date:   2018-03-09 18:15

keep an eye out on auction/2nd hand sites for a rico metalite mouthpiece. Don't think they make them anymore, but they were very cheap when new.

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 Re: Aggressive mouthpieces
Author: Mojo 
Date:   2018-03-09 19:06

Anything really open should suit your goals. Try a Vandoren 7JB or have a refacer open up a mouthpiece you own.

Mojo Mouthpiece Work LLC

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 Re: Aggressive mouthpieces
Author: Dibbs 
Date:   2018-03-09 19:34

Get any old mouthpiece that works. Stick a bit of blu-tak, modeling clay, sugru or something inside it just a bit back from the tip and use the softest reed you can cope with. That'll make a harsh sound but it still won't be like Peter Broetzmann on tarogato.

I hope this is for a special effect for some reason and you don't want to sound like that permanently.

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 Re: Aggressive mouthpieces
Author: dorjepismo 2017
Date:   2018-03-09 19:59

Mouthpieces don't kill eardrums. People kill eardrums.

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 Re: Aggressive mouthpieces
Author: seabreeze 
Date:   2018-03-10 02:57

I'm not sure what anyone is going to do with a "metallic, plastic" sound on the clarinet. If you want to get a mainstream swing to modern jazz sound, I suggest a vintage "slant logo" Link mouthpiece (with the name written diagonally across the middle). Lots of retro-swing players use these and they sound great over a mike. You can find these used on the web for $80 to $160. Sax doublers find these Otto Links easy to play if they put a rather open facing on them. But they don't sound aggressive and metallic, or like some kind of saxo-clarinet; they sound like a jazz clarinet.

Post Edited (2018-03-11 23:01)

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 Re: Aggressive mouthpieces
Author: cunnie 
Date:   2018-03-11 20:44

Thank you all for the suggestions. They are very useful.

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