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Offline LarryS

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Further mouthpiece comparisons
« on: February 24, 2021, 11:04:37 AM »
I had another testing session, switching between the Yamaha and the Noblet, switching reeds too on each. While the Noblet sounds much brighter, I feel there's something about it, and with the right reed I believe it is perfect for jazz. I'd love to try a strength 3 reed with it, offering a bit more resistance. With a light reed it plays flat.
Here are 3 comparison videos

Noblet with Rico Royal 2
https://www.instagram.com/p/CLrt7BdAwL1/?igshid=xpr1lvor85x6

Yamaha + Legere 2 5
https://www.instagram.com/p/CLrutSRAON2/?igshid=114ulwz64f3ij

Noblet + the Legere
https://www.instagram.com/p/CLrwbr9AsGG/?igshid=aw3s4mdpb56a
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Re: Further mouthpiece comparisons
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2021, 09:48:07 AM »
Wow Larry, you've had a breakthrough in your expressive quality! I'm listening to your 3 comparisons and I like this one the best. The soft reed gives a rounder cleaner tone. You just need a bit more embouchure support.

The Noblet MP has more character than the Yamaha, in my opinion. Listen to your recordings to compare, because the way you hear it as you play is different from the way listeners hear it. As we play, we hear through direct conductivity through our jawbone, along with normal hearing. A recording represents the way other people hear you, so it's important for you to put on your best headphones and base part of your judgement from the recordings.

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Re: Further mouthpiece comparisons
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2021, 11:14:09 AM »
I still generally prefer the Yamaha, to me it sounds more like a clarinet. But I want to try a 3 strength reed with the Noblet.
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Re: Further mouthpiece comparisons
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2021, 12:51:20 PM »
I still generally prefer the Yamaha, to me it sounds more like a clarinet. But I want to try a 3 strength reed with the Noblet.


So do I.  The other two sound terrible.  But try a different reed.  It might help.

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Re: Further mouthpiece comparisons
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2021, 12:56:24 PM »
I couldnt help noticing that the noblet plays flat, so I switched to the longer barrel. Et voila!
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Re: Further mouthpiece comparisons
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2021, 01:07:30 PM »
So, now it plays even flatter?

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Re: Further mouthpiece comparisons
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2021, 04:13:45 AM »
Ach, I meant shorter barrel
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