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Meyer Hard Rubber Alto Saxophone MouthpieceEasy-to-blow Meyer hard rubber mouthpieces can be played by almost anyone from student to virtuoso, making them a top choice of players at every level. For years the most popular jazz mouthpiece on the market, Meyer mouthpieces offer a variety of sounds, responses and dynamic ranges. Select from different chambers and facings to personalize your tone.
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I had been playing a Beechler hard rubber piece (dM) and it was okay but I needed to step up. My teacher suggested checking out the Meyer Hard Rubber and so I did. I ended up going with a 9M that gives me a great, open, warm sound. It is fairly responsive and I generally love the sound I get out of it.
I would rate this piece a four and half. I did have to have my sax teacher do some work on it to open up the piece a bit. There was too much back pressure in the upper range esp. Overall I love it and have not really been interested in changing it.
Yes, there is no such thing as a perfect mouthpiece. However, in my opinion, this one is extremely close to my idea of a perfect sound! Due to my love of a rich, thick and smooth sound, I ordered a Meyer 5 with a large chamber. Wow, what an astonishing mouthpiece! This has such a rich, luscious sound that it makes listeners literally want to melt. In addition, intonation on this piece is straight on, for other mouthpieces I have tried before do not come close. I definitely will not be buying another mouthpiece for a VERY long time!
I bought this thinking it would be strictly a jazz mouthpiece. I not only use this for jazz band, but for concert band as well! The notes do not fade away like on my old mouthpiece. They remain consistent in all registers. The articulation is very exact and the tone is "clean" for classical and "dirty" for jazz. It is also very free-blowing. I have the 6m and I use Vandoren Java 2.5s. I am looking to try the Alexander Superials sometime though. I would not hesitiate to buy this mouthpiece!
I have tried many jazz mouthpieces and my Meyer M6 is my favorite. This piece allows you to blend and solo with control and freedom. I did own a M5 for a while and I felt restricted. So I went up to a six. I have also tried Beechler Diamond Inlay pieces and that didn't compare with a Meyer. For a student that can't afford several pieces for different styles this is perfect. You also want to make sure that your piece works with the sound of your horn. Keep in mind that Meyer's are all hand-crafted and vary a little bit so it is a good idea to order at least two to compare. Good piece.
This mouthpiece is awesome. I tried the Meyer and the V16. I thought the new V16 would be better but I was shocked when I tried the Meyer. The Meyer gave me a fuller, more rounded sound. Yet, it was still powerful when I needed it to and gentle when I need it. I use it for mainly jazz, it's just fantastic. I use Alexander reeds with it and they both make for a great jazz sound. I?ll probably stick with this mouthpiece for years to come or until Meyer wows the mouthpiece world with an even better piece. This is highly recommended.
I have played many different brands including Jody Jazz HR, Otto Link, Jody Jazz DV's and Berg Larsen's, on both tenor and alto. I can say from my experience playing these different brands that these stock Meyers make some of the best mouthpieces on the alto. They play perfect right from the box without any added bull involved. High notes are effortless and low notes are perfect, great mouthpiece for sub tones. They sound great on my Yamaha YAS-82zUII, and Vandoren Java Red 2.5's. Get this mouthpiece!
I have been playing saxophone professionally for the past 15-yrs and have played many different mouthpiece; Berg Larsen, Beechler Diamond Inlay, Otto Link, Dukoff and just last week I purchased a Meyer 5M. Let me tell ya, these mouthpieces are excellent! I see why Phil Woods, Grover Washington jr and many others use these mouthpieces. They are very versatile and cover a lot of ground.
Many people have stated that you need to try several to find one that plays well. All I have to say is I played on two a Meyer G Series 5M and a Meyer Standard 5M. I decided to go with the standard it had more of the tone I was looking for while the G had more warmth, the standard just suite my playing variety better.
Just buy one and play it, no need to try out several before you find one, if you need to do that then perhaps you should invest in more practice.
The only downside I have about these mouthpieces is the ligature; it tears up my reeds somethin awful. But with a little adjusting the problem was solved.
I recently purchased a Meyer 5M to use as my jazz mouthpiece after several colleagues recommended it. The first thing I noticed was that the ligature that it comes with is worthless. I threw it away because it didn't fit the mouthpiece at all. The mouthpiece itself is very free blowing and responds very quickly. The tone is very bright - perfect for jazz, and it projects very well.
The problem is the mouthpiece is very hard to control and nearly impossible to play in tune. Intonation is VERY inconsistent. The facing of the mouthpiece was also quite uneven, which I was extremely unhappy about. A brand new mouthpiece should not need refacing immediately.
As far as versatility goes, it won't really work well for classical music. It's far too bright. There are also unpleasant overtones in the sound and some notes sound "choked."
Overall very shoddy workmanship. Definitely not worth the price.
Back in the 70's I had a Meyer 7MM that I used all through high school,and NTSU Jazz Lab Bands. Yes, Cannonball played a Meyer 5MM, but it was the old New York Meyer 5MM which is like todays Meyer 7MM with a tip opening of .081", todays Meyer 5MM has a tip opening of .071". I needed at least an .080" tip for Lead Alto Saxophone in the USAF Band of Flight Night Flight Big Band. This Meyer 7MM is perfect, just like my old one from the 70's. It's fat, warm really projects, when you push it, the tone gets soulful and greasy, perfect for the blues. Heck, I can even use this piece for classical concert band, and then go right to the swing big band Glenn Miller tribute, with "In The Mood". J.J.Babbitt is still making these with skill and care. Never when you try out 2 different mouthpieces, will they be exactly the same, it's always a great idea to try out a bunch and pick out the one you love the most. Mine just feels right, like Phil Woods New York Meyer 5MM, .080", My Meyer 7MM Is a .081" tip opening, with Vandoren Java 3 1/2 green box reeds, and 1963, Selmer Mark VI alto Saxophone. Jazz Heaven!
Considering there are so many other brands of mouthpieces out on the market today, it is often quite difficult to find a great mouthpiece which satisfies everything one may need. With brands like JodyJazz, Vandoren, and Selmer fighting for the dominance in the market, it's nice to find a piece that's been around for a while and has proven its worth. I have used a Meyer 5m on my alto for several years and it has never faltered. A great mouthpiece for jazz, the hard rubber Meyer mouthpiece has been used by many great saxophonists, such as my personal favorite: Cannonball Adderley. It performs great while hitting the altissimo register, playing subtones, or simply playing some great bebop. My setup, for jazz, is a yas-82z, Vandoren optimum lig, and either Rico jazz select reeds or Superials. A perfect balance of having a very free and open sound, while still having a bit of resistance, the Meyer is a classic jazz mouthpiece which I would recommend for both students and professionals alike.
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