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 Bari Sax Mouthpiece
Author: bandisepic 
Date:   2016-03-22 01:50

Hi all,

I am looking to buy a bari sax mouthpiece for overall use (marching band, jazz band, concert band, pit, etc.).

Bass clarinet has been my main instrument for years but I am now leaning more towards bari. I also play sop clarinet and sop,alto,tenor sax.

I am currently using a Selmer 5C mouthpiece with rico plasticover reeds.

Any suggestions are much appreciated.


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 Re: Bari Sax Mouthpiece
Author: mikeW 
Date:   2016-03-22 20:46

You're covering a pretty wide spectrum of volume and sound, there.

I would start with the Selmer S90 190. (The chamber on the S90's is larger than on the S80's, and its almost a throwback to the old horesehoe-shaped chambers of the older Selmer mouthpieces.) If you use a harder reed, you should be able to get a dark, controlled sound that will work in a concert band or sax quartet setting. If you push it, you can crank out a fair amount of sound, and a softer reed will play somewhat brighter, so it could work for a jazz band or in a pit. Not sure about marching band. (I have a couple of these and use them in quartets. I haven't played much bari in a concert band setting for many years...)

Another mouthpiece to consider is the hard rubber Berg Larsen 110 M, or the 110 SMS, which has a somewhat shorter lay than the M. You can generate a lot of sound with one of these, so it should easily work for marching band and jazz band (I have a 110 SMS that I use with Legere reeds for big band and latin stuff.) You'd have to throttle way back to play this in a concert band setting.

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 Re: Bari Sax Mouthpiece
Author: DarkHairedIrish 
Date:   2016-04-01 19:44

A bit late on response, but I got a mouthpiece from Ron Coelho that I really enjoy. It became my primary baritone saxophone mouthpiece. Haven't tried any of the high baffle models but the rollovers are very fine mouthpieces.


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