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February 28, 2014 at 2:29 pm #9518
Hi – looking at investing in the above mouthpiece, currently using a yamaha 4c with Ricoh Royal reeds upto size 3, has anyone used the Durga mouthpieces, and what do they think about them?February 28, 2014 at 5:55 pm #11756
I played a couple of Theo’s mp’s and I think one was the Durga. If it was then it was one of the very best I’ve ever tried…including my treasured Guardala! I think he is one of the very best maker’s in the world today and every thing he makes is quality stuff.March 1, 2014 at 12:32 pm #11757
wow – thanks for that, i might try out a size 8!March 3, 2014 at 7:29 am #11763
i’ve decided to put the metal mouthpiece on hold and ordered a theo wanne ebonite kali instead, as the you tube sounds i’ve heard sound quite good, and i’m not quite ready for the heavy rock & roll techniques!March 3, 2014 at 9:24 am #11765
Awesome, keep us informed after you get it for sure.March 22, 2014 at 5:33 am #11812
I finally got my theo wanne kali ebonite no 8 today! My biggest worry was jumping from a yamaha 4c to kali 8, would i be able to play it? and if i could play it would it sound different or worse than my 4c?
So i took Keven’s advice (from the latest blog) and held on to my 1.5 rico royals that i was no longer using, as Keven mentioned when he moved up a mouthpiece he dropped down in reeds – so thanks Kevin you saved some cash there!
so instead of using the 2.5 rico royals that i use on the yamaha 4c i slapped the unused rico royals 1.5, going by what mouthpiece makers say – use a new reed on a new mouthpiece not an old one that has molded to your old mouth piece.
Anyway i’m very relieved, i sound exactly the same as i did before except the kali is definitely louder which i suppose is what you would expect when moving to wider mouthpiece? I haven’t had to blow any harder the middle range is a lot easier to play so soft, the bottom range is i need to get more control of as it is more of a blast, and the top register is less shrilly.
It comes with a gold plate and a copper plate for the ligature which theo claims changes the sound? and he claims i can change the focus of the tone by moving the ligature closer or farther away from the tip. in my case i like ligatures closer to the tip.
Overall i’m really pleased with it – the next one is to try out theo’s metal kali !!March 22, 2014 at 7:36 am #11813
Hey that’s very exciting! It shouldn’t be too long before you are ready for a 2 reed as you start to gain more control now. This of course will get you going to an even bigger sound.April 10, 2014 at 1:39 pm #11891
I’m amazed i’ve actually found a vandoren reed that works for me on my mouthpiece – the java green 1.5, on a par with the rico jazz select filed 1.5!
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