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 Thoughts on Omnicap
Author: GenEric 
Date:   2018-03-13 02:11

Looks like a nice mouthpiece cap. Better than the clunky large plastic one that comes with the Rover. Thoughts?
https://www.silversteinworks.com/product/omnicap/



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 Re: Thoughts on Omnicap
Author: Hurstfarm 
Date:   2018-03-13 02:54

They work well. Benefits are their compact size, ability to use with different mouthpieces and ligatures, silence when dropped during quiet passages, modest cost and ability to preserve reed humidity between playing sessions. Downside is that they are small and bouncy, so can be easily lost - especially the black ones. I’ll

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 Re: Thoughts on Omnicap
Author: nellsonic 
Date:   2018-03-13 07:36

I love it with the only caveat being the ease of them bouncing out of sight when dropped. That's why I have several including the ugly white one I use on gigs. (The black one looks much nicer.) They do a great job of protecting everything and keeping the reed moist for 10 minutes or more if needed.



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 Re: Thoughts on Omnicap
Author: dorjepismo 2017
Date:   2018-03-13 17:24

Been using it for almost a year. Works great. Keeps the reed at least as moist as a regular cap, fits better in the case, and you won't split any reeds or notch the mouthpiece with it. As others have noted, it can go walkabout.

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 Re: Thoughts on Omnicap
Author: jonathan.wallaceadams 
Date:   2018-03-14 08:07

Would highly recommend with mouthpieces that aren't thicker than average.

Just an aspiring student.
Buffet Tradition
Mpc.: Hawkins "G", Barrel: Moba, Reeds: Reserve 3.5+

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 Re: Thoughts on Omnicap
Author: nellsonic 
Date:   2018-03-14 08:36

jonathan.wallaceadams wrote:

> Would highly recommend with mouthpieces that aren't thicker
> than average.
>

I wonder what you mean by that. The 'medium' cap is for use with Eb clarinet, Bb clarinet, alto sax, and tenor sax so it's hard to imagine a clarinet mouthpiece it wouldn't fit well. Maybe you have the 'small' which is intended only for soprano sax?

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 Re: Thoughts on Omnicap
Author: jonathan.wallaceadams 
Date:   2018-03-15 07:02

nellsonic,

It can spread wide going to the tails of the mouthpiece, but if the beak is shallow, it will slide up. Does that make sense? On HR sax mpcs, this isn't a problem as they generally start with a very steep beak. It fits great on my Bb and Eb mpc, but slowly works its way up on my HS* and CL5.

Just an aspiring student.
Buffet Tradition
Mpc.: Hawkins "G", Barrel: Moba, Reeds: Reserve 3.5+

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 Re: Thoughts on Omnicap
Author: nellsonic 
Date:   2018-03-15 08:19

Interesting. I wasn't aware that would be an issue as those aren't mouthpieces I encounter day to day. Thanks, Jonathan.

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 Re: Thoughts on Omnicap
Author: sfalexi 
Date:   2018-03-16 05:24

I love 'em. I bought about 8 and have one per instrument plus some spares. They're awesome for a multi-instrument gig cause of them being universal you just shift it to the horn you're switching from/to. And they work with any ligature.

Alexi

Small Group Leader
US Army School of Music NCO Academy


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