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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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by John Hicks - 1/28/2009 9:45:19 AM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
clarinet and sax teacher / performer classic and jazz bielefeld, Germany
16 people out of 18 found this review helpful

I am a clarinet and sax teacher for young high school aged students in Germany. All my kids play Yamaha saxopohones, either the 275 or th 62. Over the years I have tried most all the popular saxophone mouthpieces and find the Rousseau "New Class 4" to work best with beginning players and young people. I pesonally play the "R" model but the NC4 seems to have a better sound and reeds are easier to find for the less experienced player. I have never tried the NC3, but my expeience tells me that the NC5 is to open for beginners. I find the NC4 to be an excellent mouthpiece and recommend it highly.

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"Excellent upgrade for any student or professional"


by Greg Maiocco - 6/22/2010 1:41:10 PM  Share
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Active player, teacher Jazz, Blues, Rock, Orchestral Ebensburg, Pennsylvania
4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

I have used a Rascher alto mouthpiece since 1972 for orchestral, concert band and wind ensemble work and have never received a complaint from conductors. One of my students started using a Rousseau NC4 and I was impressed with the sound; it's the closest to the Rascher that I've heard with more projection, perfect for the concert band or wind ensemble as it blends well with other instruments.I now recommend this mouthpiece for all of my private students.

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"Best classical piece I've found"


by Jaron - 1/28/2009 9:45:19 AM  Share
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UNT Grad, Private teacher, performer Classical, jazz, pop Dallas, Tx
18 people out of 19 found this review helpful

NC4 is a great mouthpiece. Much easier to play quietly than with a C* S80. More back pressure at high volumes due to smaller tip opening, but a small price to pay for a darker sound (fewer high overtones) more appropriate for classical playing. Easier to use stiffer reeds than with a C*. Big improvement over the original R Series Rousseau mouthpiece. Also compared to Selmer Larry Teal model and a few Vandoren pieces, and prefer the NC4.

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"Amazing!"


by Justin - 12/6/2010 6:25:18 PM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
dedicated student jazz, classical Poway

I have been playing on a C* for the past four or five years, and i was satisfied with the sound. Recently, though, I heard from my teacher that these E. Rousseau mouthpieces were worth trying, so I tried out the 5R and the NC4 on a V16 3 1/2. The 5R, which i tried first, was more responsive in the low register, but the altissimo range was slightly more difficult than usual. It also had an airy tone. The NC4, on the other hand, gave me the best tone I have ever had, and the best low register I have ever had, with the small expense of a less-responsive altissimo register (which, by the way, had better tone once I finally got the notes out). All in all, this NC4 is the best classical mouthpiece I have ever played on.

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"A great mouthpiece for the student looking to step up"


by Glen - 1/28/2009 9:45:19 AM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
public school music both jazz and classical classical and jazz Los Angeles
4 people out of 8 found this review helpful

This is a surperior mouthpiece especially those students who own a student Yamaha or Bundy alto saxophone. It is by no means of the same quality of a Selmer C* or Vandorean but for the motivated student looking to upgrade from the stock student mouthpiece this is a great alternative.

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