reed alternatives
 

reed alternatives

Search Forums: 
    
[-]
reed alternatives    22:02 on Friday, November 25, 2005 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Genny)
Hi,

Well, i`m looking for a vandoren reed 2 or 2 1/2 for a b flat alto saxophone. So far, our stores doesn`t seems to have any on stock. What they do have are for M flat. I was wondering if i can use that as an alternate for the b flat saxs.

Also, the mouthpiece that i have is a D7 dukoff for a tenor sax and i`m using it on an Alto sax. I also wondering if i should buy reeds based on the mouthpiece instead of the saxophone itself so that if the store have a reed specifications that i require i could also go for it as another alternate.

I really need to replace my old one since it`s becoming alot softer and making it hard for me to play low notes. And what other brand of reeds can you guys recommend besides vandoren.

Thank you

[-]
Re: reed alternatives    19:44 on Tuesday, November 29, 2005 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(meyer5guy)
vandoren or rico royal. I never heard a tenor mouthpiece on an alto.

[-]
Re: reed alternatives    07:45 on Wednesday, November 30, 2005 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(cjbass)
Ok Genny you have me really confused.

First you wrote:
"i`m looking for a vandoren reed 2 or 2 1/2 for a b flat alto saxophone".

Ok I think you mean Eb Alto Saxophone, there is no Bb Alto.

You wrote
"What they do have are for M flat."

There is no such thing as an M flat saxophone (it doesn`t make sense) unless the store is just trying to pull your leg, or if this is a type of reed (I never heard of it).

You wrote
"the mouthpiece that i have is a D7 dukoff for a tenor sax and i`m using it on an Alto sax."

If anything that is your biggest reason for not being able to produce low notes on your alto, do not use a tenor mouthpiece. A Tenor and Alto chamber are completely different and are designed for each specific instrument, they are not interchangeable. Get a mouthpiece for your instrument, this will also help your sound and intonation.

Reeds are a matter of personal preference, I personally use Vandoren on Alto I use Selmer C* mouthpiece with #3 reeds for Classical, and a Meyer 7M with 3.5 reeds for Jazz. On tenor I use a Rousseau 5 mouthpiece with 3 reeds for classical and a Ottolink 7 with 3.5 Vandoren Java for Jazz.

A good standard to go by is that the more open the facing of the mouthpiece the softer the reed, as you become better this will not always be true, but it is a good rule of thumb.



[-]
Re: reed alternatives    14:32 on Wednesday, November 30, 2005 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(meyer5guy)
yeah it didnt make sense but people do weird things so

[-]
Re: reed alternatives    08:32 on Saturday, December 03, 2005 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Genny)
I never though i get a reply from my message. Sorry guys if my typo confused you guys. Anyway, regarding the M flat i was talking about Mi flat. Anyway, so it`s unhealthy to use a tenor mouthpiece to an Alto saxophone. So far, i`m stuck with it until i can find a replacement, and the money to for it. Good saxophone equipment is hard to find in our country unless i`ll order abroad which is very expensive,not to mention risky, in my case. So far, i`ve bought a reed for my Tenor mouthpiece (one for a b flat tenor sax). It sounded good for me but as i read your posts i guess i`m stuck with it for now. Hoping that i doesn`t ruin my saxophone in the long run

Thank you

[-]
Re: reed alternatives    20:18 on Monday, December 05, 2005 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Lera)
Ask your band instroktor About mouth peace!

Who knows.
My tenor worked fine with Alto sax mouth peace.
But now I have one for tenor.
Lera

[-]
Re: reed alternatives    08:12 on Wednesday, December 07, 2005 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(cjbass)
Having the wrong mouthpiece won`t ruin your saxophone, so don`t worry about that, it will just affect your sound. If sound didn`t matter, everyone could play sax. As my teacher used to say Saxophone is the easist instrument to play....badly. Whenever you can get a correct mouthpiece, get one. You will notice a difference.


[-]
Re: reed alternatives    08:33 on Wednesday, December 07, 2005 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Genny)
well, the man who repaired my saxophone recommended me that tenor mouthpiece so i followed him. The difference compared to my plastic alto mouthpiece is that it`s louder and harder to place in the neck part of the saxophone. If i were to look for an Alto mouthpiece i hope it to be a metal one. Any good brands you guys can recommend?

[-]
Re: reed alternatives    19:34 on Thursday, December 08, 2005 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(Lera)
Plastic Mouth peases are made for different sax`s same as metal the only difference is the look and how hard or easy it is to get the sound out.

[-]
Re: reed alternatives    09:25 on Sunday, December 11, 2005 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes
(meyer5guy)
go with a hard rubber mouthpiece a meyer or vandoren they are good brands.u will get a better sound than u will with a plastic mouthpiece.

   

This forum: Older: Armstrong Saxes
 Newer: different type of saxophone perks??



8notes in other languages:
             


 
© 2000-2014 8notes.com