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 Frying eggs
Author: kdk 2017
Date:   2019-06-04 22:53

For those here who have experience with customizing mouthpieces:

I have for a long time wondered why mouthpieces, each with very similar or identical facings (as far as I can measure with a tip gauge and the 5 feelers in a standard Brand set), differ in reed friendliness. Some mouthpieces may tend to have frying egg sizzle in the sound at soft dynamic levels no matter what reed I put on them, while other mouthpieces don't sizzle at all with any reed that vibrates responsively. Again, measuring the facings with basic equipment gives no explanation that I can see.

I've found this noise in some mouthpieces consistent enough over a wide variety of reeds that I feel fairly certain it isn't a question of reed adjustment.

My question is: does this noise in the sound at low dynamics, in your experience, come from parameters in the facing curve that I'm not equipped to measure, or is it more likely to be caused by table imperfections, baffle characteristics or other internal parameters? If I wanted to preserve the sound and the response of a mouthpiece but get rid of the sizzle at mezzo-piano and softer, and I had the skill to make the adjustments, where would be the most likely place on the mouthpiece to work?


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