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 Re: Low note intonation sharp
Author: Matt74 
Date:   2021-09-15 10:06

Karl, I think that the mouthpiece has to match the player and the horn.

I have a M13 mouthpiece that's pretty much impossible to play. I don't know if something is wrong with it, but all it does is squeak, so I haven't really tested the intonation. All I know is that I can't play that one.

One combination that was absolutely impossible to play was a new Brilhart Ebolin (3?) on an R13. That was a complete disaster. It was really impossible to play it was so out. It was like somebody moved all the tone holes. Maybe they work on big bore horns.

My Genussa GE was much better in tune on my R13 than my B45. The Genussa has a smaller bore. It may not be just that, but it's definitely smaller. It was then that I started to realize how much difference it made. After I looked at Ernst Ferron's book, and started fooling around with the pieces I had (mostly found in cases) I realized that my intonation could be radically different depending on the mouthpiece. Then I found out that's why everyone buys tapered barrels - it's because the mouthpieces don't match the horns. It's not because the horns are all out.

I haven't played much since I sold my R13, but the B45 works well on my Noblet D/N. The Gennusa doesn't work so great.

I can't remember which it was, but an old worn out Riffault N4 played nearly perfect on either my Vito or Noblet. It was just dead center. I was going to try to find a good one. I still have it in case I want to get it refaced, but that would probably change the intonation.

Fobes Debut plays great on older Vitos (and I assume new ones).

It's probably somewhat different depending on the person - but I doubt that anyone could play that same Brilhart on a similar R13.

- Matthew Simington


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