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Berg Larsen Soprano Mouthpieces. £124.00

 "Choosing a Berg Larsen mouthpiece"

 When selecting a mouthpiece, there are a number of factors to consider.

1) Tip Opening
The tip opening is the distance between the tip of the reed and the tip of the mouthpiece, measured in thousands of an inch. Generally speaking, the wider the tip opening, the softer the reed that may be used. For most beginners a narrower tip opening will result in a clearer tone and more consistent intonation.

The tip openings available are shown in the green section of the table below, with the most popular ones shown in the red typeface. The tip openings shown in black typeface are custom models and carry a surcharge.
 
Mouthpiece Type
Tip Opening
Instrument
Ebonite

Stainless
Steel

Grained
Ebonite
Bronze
Stainless
Steel Bullet
Bronze
Bullet
Duck
Bill
Close
Medium
Close
Medium
Medium
Open
Open
Soprano Sax Tick   Tick         40 45 50 55 60 65 70 75 80
Alto Sax Tick Tick Tick Tick      
70
75
80
85
90
95
100
105 110
Tenor Sax Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick 90 95 100 105 110 115 120 125 130
Baritone Sax Tick Tick Tick Tick       90 95
100
105
110
115
120
125 130

2) Tone Chamber
The degree of edge or brightness the player obtains is dictated by the size of the tone chamber. Referring to the diagram above, the more 'baffle' that is built into the tone chamber, the more edge the tone will have. A '0' tone chamber will have the most edge and a '3' will have a more mellow tone. Chamber number '3' is a custom model and carries a  surcharge.

3) Length of facing
The term 'SMS' or 'M' indicates the choice of facing. The SMS, or French facing is usually shorter with a steeper curve. The 'M' or American facing is slightly longer with a flatter type curve.

Please don't hesitate to call to call the store if you need any help deciding which Berg Larsen mouthpiece is the one for you.

Berg Larsen Soprano Mouthpieces.
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This product was added to our catalog on Friday 09 February, 2007.
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