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Meyer Hard Rubber Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece

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Industry benchmark mouthpieces.

Easy-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.

FEATURES
Sizes:
5 - .071"
6 - .076"
7 - .081"
8 - .086"
9 - .092"
SPECIFICATIONS
Material: Hard Rubber
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MeyerHard Rubber Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece
 
4.4

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (6)
  • Good quality (5)
  • Improves sound (5)
  • Functional (3)

Cons

No Cons

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

a great all-around mouthpiece

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...Read complete review

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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Not What They Used to Be

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...Read complete review

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.

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5.0

Best mouthpiece for alto but not consistent

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from Chicago IL

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Meyer Hard Rubber Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece:

      I've tried the new Meyer G, the Meyer metal jazz regular 5J, the Jodi jazz DV and the standard Meyer #5 hard rubber mouthpiece on a Selmer Mark 6 and a Selmer Reference 54 alto. None compare to the standard Meyer in terms of dynamic range and a balanced sound. The problem is that since they are not consistent. You may have to try a lot of them before you find a good one - some of them do not even play.

       
      5.0

      Should have tried this one first!

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      from Cincinnati, OH

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Big Band
        • Combo work
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Meyer Hard Rubber Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece:

        When I resumed playing alto after a 26 year break, I tried nine other mouthpieces first. The Meyer was number 10. I knew within 30 seconds of playing that this was the one- powerful but not too bright, well made and easy to control. No need to look any further. The Meyer legend lives on!

         
        4.0

        I love this mouthpeice but...

        By 

        from Seattle, WA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good for playing loud
        • Good Quality
        • Higher register is great
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

        • inconsistsant
        • Try starting quiet on low C# and below...
        • very precise to keep in tune

        Best Uses

          Comments about Meyer Hard Rubber Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece:

          I love this mouthpeice. I chose it very close between a Selmer mouthpeice, and a Vandoren Optimum. I can tell you for sure, i was not a big fan of the optimum when i got it. i returned it and got the Meyer 5m, and i love it, but there are some regrets. I feel like it is a bit too loud in general and that does mean i can contral loud volume, which helps in marching/pep band, but in concert band, it seems to stand out as to cheerful and excited. its like when a dog sees his food, and you just have to try and hold him back but he is 65 pounds and its not possible. the dogs excitement overcomes, just like this mouthpeice. playing more dark peices feels less comfortable than bright music, and although the dynamic range on this is really great, it takes a while to get used to playing quiet on this one. now i am not sure of it is my reed, i use a 2.5 Vandoren Java Red. i would have to say that the mouthpeice sounds good sometimes when i play, but other times it sounds like a disaster. it is really just too inconsistant, but on "those days" it is well worth it, and in Marching band, it always feels like one of "those days". i have been playing for 5 years i think, and i am proud of how far i have come, but in hopes to make the highest audition band next year ( i am in high school) i plan to try mouthpeices with diffferent tones that may be more favorable. i am already one of the better players in the school, i am 8th chair, and we have like 20. but 1st chair through 7th are all leaving except for 4th chair so i have high hopes. although my finger is broken. so good motuhpeice

           
          4.0

          meyer 5 medium

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          from Ma

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Meyer Hard Rubber Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece:

              wanted to upgrade from the cheapy mouthpiece that came with my sax.
              this was perfect and performed exactly like the reviews said it would.
              I def notice a fuller sound and am very pleased with it.
              tim in customer service was fantastic, called a couple of days after it arrived just to make sure I was happy with it.
              great store,

              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A Timeless Classic - Elegant, Rich & Warm Sound

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              from Bend, Oregon

              About Me Professional Musician

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Quality
              • Improves Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jazz Solo or Section Work
                • Recreates That Classic Sax Sound
                • Straight-Ahead Jazz

                Comments about Meyer Hard Rubber Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece:

                The standard Meyer 7M is one of several mouthpieces I tried during the past couple months. In my search, I tested both tenor & alto pieces and found the Meyer offers an elegant and full sound with nice articulation and minimal resistance. It is incredibly easy to play and offers a rich and versatile tone. It's a quality piece with a nice finish that won't bust your chops.

                I've been playing the Vandoren V5 alto & Java T75 tenor pieces for several years. They offer a very full sound and work well in combo work and when a moderately bright, out-front sound is desired. In contrast, the Meyer provides a true classic, round and dark tone. In my opinion, the Meyer is one of the best do-all mouthpieces I've played and should be an excellent mouthpiece for those seeking that elegant vintage sax sound.

                Some brands of mouthpieces have developed a cult following -- and with ridiculously inflated prices to match. When the claims are carefully researched and the mouthpieces are actually played and compared, I found that most of the marketing hype and accompanying folklore is simply kitty litter. Case in point, I have a 1960 Meyer 7MM -- flawless, unmodified, and worth a fortune. When played side-by-side with the new Meyers I ordered from WWBW, the new pieces obviously play much better -- richer, more open, and crisper articulation. Some times new-tech really is better!

                The sonic properties of the Meyer are on par with many of the insanely expensive boutique mouthpieces. I tested Ted Klum, Jody Jazz, Theo Wanne, and several others. Although all good solid mouthpieces, I found nothing magical or special about any of them. After my careful evaluation, I went with the more mellow and subdued qualities offered by the standard Meyer mouthpieces. I was looking for that old school sound and found it with the Meyer. In your own mouthpiece quest, I'd recommend giving the Meyer a serious try. A versatile, pro-quality piece at a reasonable price.

                 
                4.0

                Would buy qgain

                By 

                from Dawson,Georgia

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality
                • Improves Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Meyer Hard Rubber Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece:

                  The mouthpiece was of good quality and easy to use.like the difference in the sound I get now.

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  This one was defective.

                  By 

                  from Cincinnati, OH

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                  Comments about Meyer Hard Rubber Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece:

                  The side rails were different thicknesses so this particular mouthpiece didn't play well.

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                  5.0

                  Meyer 5 Alto Sax Mouthpiece

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                  from Chattanooga TN

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                  Pros

                  • Excellent Sound

                  Cons

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                      Comments about Meyer Hard Rubber Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece:

                      A good mouthpiece makes a significant difference in playing a woodwind such as an alto sax. I play semi-professionally in a number of groups and practice daily. This mouthpiece is used on a Yamaha Alto YAS 62iii. It is an excellent combination for me. I also use a Meyer mouthpiece with my tenor.

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                      4.0

                      Try a Few of them

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                      from Culver City

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                      Comments about Meyer Hard Rubber Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece:

                      I just auditioned three Meyer alto 7MMs. One is going right back, two are excellent, in different ways. So I agree with all of these reviews in one way or another. However, none of the three would I call shoddy. They are well-made and fit the reed nicely. The ligature is indeed worthless. The point is, try several of them and pick the characteristics you like. If you don't like any of them, well, that can happen with any mouthpiece, but if you find one you like, you'll have a really nice mouthpiece for much less than some of the $280+ alto mouthpieces out there.

                      (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      2.0

                      Not What They Used to Be

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                      from Cleveland, TN

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                      Comments about Meyer Hard Rubber Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece:

                      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.

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