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E. Rousseau New Classic Alto Saxophone MouthpieceThe 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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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.
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).
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.
I read other reviews on how the low notes were easier on this piece than the S-80, but that wasn't my experience. It does play a little louder than the Selmer. Another concern was none of my ligatures fit this mouthpiece correctly. They were too small as this piece is really thick. There are better mouthpieces out there, like the Brilhart, that are cheaper.
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.
This mouthpiece is by far the smoothest and sweetest sounding classical mpc I've ever played on. I'm big into jazz, but I really needed a good classical mpc for symphonic season. This one is the one to buy. The sound is pure and clear. I use this mpc on my Yanigasawa 991 Alto along w/ hemke reeds. It's a great combination. This mpc takes some breaking in, but then again what mpc doesn't?! This is by far the best of the best.
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.
Tried this one side by side with a heavily recommended selmer s 80. I got a bigger sound that was easier to produce top to bottom for a third the price. The mouthpiece blows freely. I like NC4 w/ rovner light and vandoren zz 2.5 reed. Has a little edge for a classical piece. This one is worth trying out.
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.
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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