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Description
Professional quality mouthpiece designed by an active player.

E. Rousseau New Classic Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece
The E. Rousseau New Classic alto mouthpiece features an enhanced choice of facings to meet the demands of virtually any alto player. Features include a redesigned chamber with a unique baffle and sidewalls to provide an even more centered tone, a fresh tip rail for a more precise reed fit, and a longer shape for a more secure fit and easier tuning.

Eugene Rousseau, active throughout the world as a soloist, has transformed the demands of today's performer into precision performance tools. All E. Rousseau mouthpieces meet the following rigid standards: (1) a unique, practical design that balances the baffle, sidewalls, and facing; (2) use of the finest quality hard rubber and metal; (3) thorough and exhaustive testing; and (4) careful inspection of each mouthpiece prior to shipping.


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"Great Mouthpiece"


by Joel Sandford - 1/28/2009 9:45:19 AM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
Saxophone Major at University Classical and Jazz Idaho
12 people out of 13 found this review helpful

I have tried numerous mouthpieces, from the Selmer C* (both s80 and s90 facings) to Morgan?s, and I have found that none give the tone quality and response that the Rousseau NC4 gives. It is truly and exceptional mouthpiece, and something worth looking at, especially if you aren't pleased with the C* line of mouthpieces as I was. Not only do I find this to be true, but a good portion of my Saxophone Studios prefers the Rousseau line of mouthpieces over the Selmer's.

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"Great Mouthpiece"


by Zach - 12/26/2010 4:40:45 PM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
Junior in High School Classical and Jazz Grand Junction, CO

I've had a Rousseau mouthpiece before on Soprano and didn't really like it other than taking away the stuffiness a bit on middle C. After meeting Anna Marie Wytko at a local Honor Band that she was the guest artist of, she recommended this mouthpiece. This mouthpiece is great, the tone quality is fantastic, especially paired with my Cannonball Alto. The intonation is astounding all the way up into the altissimo which comes out better than any mouthpiece that I've owned, even my metal Yanigisawa. I highly recommend this mouthpiece to anyone wanting a new mouthpiece to better their tone quality or wanting a better mouthpiece overall. The price is fantastic for this quality of mouthpiece.

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"A great mouthpiece"


by Todd Jones - 1/28/2009 9:45:19 AM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
6 years in concert and jazz ensemble Carmel
29 people out of 31 found this review helpful

I love this mouth piece. I played on some Yamaha for quite some time and hated (it) - sound, pitch and it required so much effort to get a sound out of it and play notes such as a high E or F. I needed a different mouthpiece. I talked to my band instructor about ordering a new and he recommended the Selmer C* and this E Rousseau New Classic. I researched prices and read reviews and what I found is that the E Rousseau has a darker and richer tone and excellent control that makes it a lot easier to play. Well after numerous hours on the computer I came to the conclusion that this is what I wanted. I ordered it, hoping the mouthpiece would arrive a few days in advance for the winter concert. And so it did, I played in concert band for the first time and amazingly got a real satisfying sound for the first time. I adjusted quickly to the mouth piece and even played on it in the winter concert the following day. My band teacher and I (are pleased).

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"Very nice!"


by Neal - 2/26/2010 9:21:03 PM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
hobbyist, orchestral player Various church styles marietta, ga
2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

I tested this alto sax mp (NC5) side by side with a Vandoren Optimum and a metal mp similar to the Otto Link. Both of the HR pieces used a Rovner lig and 2.5 reed. The metal mp had great projection and volume. Certainly the loudest and edgiest of the three. The Rousseau was more mellow and easier to play, and still had decent volume. The Vandoren was in between the two - quite loud and edgy for a HR mp. For orchestra work, the Rousseau will blend nicely, and for mellow solo (not rock or jazz) work it would also do a fine job. The Vandoren would be better for rock/jazz music, and a good choice if a metal mp was just too much volume/edge.

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"Great Mouth piece"


by Dan - 2/16/2011 6:25:07 PM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
hobbyist Jazz San Antonio, Texas
4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Just received my new NC4 mouthpiece, and am very satisfied. I am a novice player and feel that I am sounding much better with less effort. If you are looking to upgrade your mouthpiece I highly recomend the NC4.

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