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 What to expect from a Kanter mouthpiece?
Author: Carcamalisio 
Date:   2019-01-11 10:55

Hello, my professor is going to get me a new Kanter mouthpiece. He chose 3 among several mpcs he tried.

I donĀ“t know the tip opening, the recommended reeds, the intonation or even the price...

Right now I'm playing a Bd5 with vandoren 3,5/3,5+ or d'addario reserve classic same strength, but I've been playing with Legere euro cut and Legere soprano reeds for a long time too, with several mouthpieces (pomarico, b40, b40 lyre...)

Do the different Kanter mouthpieces have any common things or particularities between them, that would be helpful to know? Any advise or ideas? Thanks!

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 Re: What to expect from a Kanter mouthpiece?
Author: donald 
Date:   2019-01-11 11:08

All I know about Kanter mouthpieces is that they cost A LOT

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 Re: What to expect from a Kanter mouthpiece?
Author: Mojo 
Date:   2019-01-11 18:24

The facing curves I have seen are very precise.
Mojo Mouthpiece Work LLC

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 Re: What to expect from a Kanter mouthpiece?
Author: J. J. 
Date:   2019-01-11 19:59

If your professor is the one helping you get the mouthpiece, how on earth are they not the ones to provide the answers to these questions?

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 Re: What to expect from a Kanter mouthpiece?
Author: RefacerMan 
Date:   2019-01-12 02:15

Definitely ask what the price is before trying them.

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 Re: What to expect from a Kanter mouthpiece?
Author: Bob Bernardo 
Date:   2019-01-13 03:44

I've played a few from way back in the days, 30 plus years ago. Not sure what blanks he is using now but that company is gone now from the past. Back then his work was excellent. If you find an old one that's clean I think $300 to $350 is a fair price. As I've said many times here you don't always have to spend big bucks to get great sounds and get into great orchestras. The principal of the San Francisco Sym. I just heard he dumped his Backuns and went with the Yamaha CSVR's. The horns are live and not dark. But warm. Our ears often get messed up hearing the differences between warm and dark. But don't worry, most of the great musicians had trouble sometimes. Even Bob Marcellus did. He often went nuts finding the right reeds that had a buz to them. My point here is we don't have to rob a bank to find that perfect mouthpiece and the horns to match. Some players want a dark sound and a reed that doesn't buz. This may be wrong.

Sitting on my workbench are around 23 Selmer Concept mouthpieces to be redone, not just refaced. About 1 1/2 years ago I wrote and said these are really good. I also like the Yamaha Customs, but they are too open. Once these are redone they are also magical. Players are throwing out these Yamaha mouthpieces and or selling them for $10 on auction places.

Kaspar mouthpieces tend to be more open, so be very careful with whom you take them to. Changing the tip openings can wreck them, because this can effect the chamber and the baffle, making them too shallow and bright sounding.

If you play on Backun horns you probably won't like most Kaspar sound. Just an educated guess because the clarinets and Backun/Zinner mouthpieces can be dead sounding, but not all of them. So horn selections is also important to match your mouthpieces and even your reeds of choice. We don't want to put 18 wheeler truck wheels on a Smart Car. So matching up a horn correctly is a must. Even the facing.

Designer of - Vintage 1940 Cicero Mouthpieces and the La Vecchia mouthpieces

Yamaha Artist 2015

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