I use this mouthpiece in my everyday job, in the musical theatre, in the military wind band, and I also play in an academy big band with it. So, it's very successful mouthpiece because it can be used equally well in classical music, jazz, big band formations or musical. The sound is deep, richful and "helthy", which in my opinion is one of the most imprortant things. Also it looks very good, style and disaign in high level. One little detail, which was not so pretty for me, is that, when I receive and start using it, I left the mouthpiece out of the case for some days, maybe one-two weeks. And the ligature became a little darker than in the begining, and with some small spots on it. Maybe it was my mistake, because I left it to react for too many days with the oxygen. But the main thing is that this Vandoren V16 bari mouthpiece is not so expensive, and gives you the freedom to enjoy while playing your music. So I recomend it for people with serious intentions to the bari saxophone, good luck :)
I've used a few baritone mouthpieces over the years, but stuck to two others mainly - a Berg Larsen metal, and a Rousseau JDX. I've kept the latter for solo work within a large section, but this B7 allows for clarity throughout the octaves, and with a slightly smaller tip opening than I'm used to, doesn't require as much 'puff' - yet is still powerful. Excellent for working in horn sections, and allowing long notes in ballads as part of that section....If you play bari, you'll know what I mean! It has the usual consistency build of Vandoren mouthpieces too.
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