Used Saxophone Mouthpieces
In the market for used saxophone mouthpieces? Looking out for a deal of deals? Want to get the best used sax mouthpiece your money can buy but don't know where to look or what to look for
Well read on and hopefully we will give you some guidance when looking to buy used saxophone mouthpieces so you don't get a dog and don't get disappointed.
The first thing you are going to have to think is where can you buy a used sax mouthpiece?
The reality of this is that the most likely place is ebay. Infact it's just about the only place that has a good supply.
Then you have to think about what type of saxophone you have. Don't go thinking an alto mouthpiece will fit a tenor sax. It usually won't, and even if it does it won't sound right.
Then there's the opening size. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, C, C* etc etc.
What make do you want? Yamaha, Yanigasawa, Berg Larsen and so on.
What material do you want it made from? Plastic, ebonite, wood, metal?
What sound are you after? Rock, Jazz, Blues, Pop?
What Used Saxophone Mouthpieces should I buy?
Ok. So the choice is pretty much endless and you could happily spend hundreds looking for the right one
First things first. Know the sound you are after. Find famous players you like the sound of and find out what they play. That will give you a good indication of what mouthpiece to buy.
Don't however think you will sound the same. You might come close but it's unlikely you will be the same.
Also don't forget a new reed can change your tone so you might want to try a new reed first.
So we'll assume you want to buy some used saxophone mouthpieces
Go to ebay and you'll find loads of them. Do try to stay away from anything that isn't named. These used sax mouthpieces might seem like a good deal but you don't know what they sound like or if they are any good.
There is a lot of cheap nasty stuff out there so do yourself a favour and stick to named brands only.
Used Saxophone Mouthpieces Condition
When you view a used sax mouthpiece look hard at the pictures
The facing needs to be smooth and I mean smooth. A small but deep scratch can render it unplayable.
Check the tip and the edges. These need to be nick and dent free. Any nicks or dents will usually equate to squeaks. Not attractive when playing
Don't be put off by a dirty used saxophone mouthpiece. Dirt comes off and so what if it's dull. It may sound superb despite it's looks.
The same goes for older makes of mouthpiece. Just because a model has been superceded doesn't make it bad or unplayable.
Some people will happily take an older model over a newer model because they believe the sound of used saxophone mouthpieces are better than the newer used sax mouthpieces.
Finally, used saxophone mouthpieces can be relatively cheap. That is until you start buying one a week. Allow at least a couple of months for yourself to get used to the used sax mouthpiece before you decide it's no good and you need a new one
Search This Site And The Web
Search This Site And The Web
Famous PlayersListing some of the most famous players around.
Just who is the greatest? Is your favourite on there? If not let us know and we will add them
Sax EmbouchreFailing to get a sound? Horrible squeaks when you play. Can't hit the highs or the lows?
Take a look at our embouchre guide to see if it can help.
Sax SongsTake some time out from your quest to play saxophone and have a listen to some of the more well known sax songs around.
From smooth jazz to a little bit of scar there should be something to suit your taste.
Enjoy This Site?
Then why not use the button below, to add us to your favorite bookmarking service?
| Homepage | About | Disclaimer | Privacy | Contact
Accessories I Adolphe Sax I Alto Sax I Books I Bamboo Saxophone I CD's I Cheap Saxophones I Circular Breathing I C Melody Sax I Comments I Contrabass Sax I Diaphragmatic Breathing I DVD's I Effects I Embouchre I Famous Sax Players I Fingering Charts 1 I Fingering Charts 2 I Fingering Charts 3 I Fingering Charts 4 I Flutter Tongue I Growling I History I How To Play Sax 1 I How To Play Sax 2 I How To Read Music I Information I Japanese Instruments I Lessons I Ligatures I Mouthpiece 1 I Mouthpiece 2 I Neck I Note Bend I Parts I Piccolo Sax I Pictures I Playing Sax I Plas Johnson I Prices I Reeds I Reeds 2 I Sax Care I Sax Family I Sax Music I Sax Music 2 I Sax Music 3 I Sax Music 4 I Saxophone Pads I Sax Players I Sax Reviews I Sax Music 5 I Sax Music 6 I Sax Music 7 I Sax Music 8 I Sax Music 9 I Saxophone I Saxophones I Scales I Selmer I Selmer Alto I Selmer Paris I Sheet Music I Slurring I Stan Getz I Student Saxophone I Sub Tone I Tenor I Tips I Tonguing I Trilling I Used Sax I Used Saxophone Mouthpieces I Used Tenor Sax I Vibrato I Who Invented The Sax I Yamaha I Yamaha Alto I Yamaha Tenor I Yanagisawa Saxophones I Yas 275 I Yas 475 I Yas 62 I Yas 82 I Yas 875 I