I need to get a new mouth piece for my Cannonball Stone Series Bari Sax. Where do I start?
I’m 43 and I have been playing since I was in 5th grade. There was about a 10 year gap where I didn’t play… in my 20’s.
What mouthpiece are you using now?
I’m using the stock mouthpiece that came with the Cannonball that I bought two years ago.
It has been ok… but it’s getting a little worn.
I have done a little studying and think I would like to try a JodyJazz Jet for baritone. I’m not sure which facing to get. I have been told I tend to have a tight embouchure. I guess I don’t switch well from alto to bari. lol
I’ve been working on trying to keep it a bit looser when playing the bari and when practicing. I just get so worried about my pitch!
Anyway… how do I decide which facing to get?
You probably want a medium facing. I would say the main variable is the tip opening.
So, an 8, which is right in the middle of what they offer would be good?
Thank you so much Neal.
I tend to play 8/9. That’s a fairly wide tip opening. Just because it’s a number in the middle of what they offer does not mean it’s standard/typical/easy to play. Though it might be right for you.
You might be more comfortable with a 6 or 7. (but I don’t know necessarily)
What you might want to do is try a few tip openings.