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Tenor sax mouthpiece on Alto Clarinet?

For those of you who wish to play a non resistive stuffy alto try a Caravan tenor sax mpc which I modified.The sound is great so easy to play now I can zip around from low eflat to altissmo A, which is not pleasant but........manageable The inherent design of cheap stuffy resistive altos is over come by this Caravan mpc with a #4ZZ vandoren sax reed.I plan to youtube next ccouple of weeks with more practice seeya then
Which caravan tenor mouthpieces?
Model or number?

And did u carve it down identical to a clarinet mouthpiece as to put cork on it?
Did you cut any length from it?


Brassica Oleracea
Staff member
I must be overly tired. I couldn't read the topic right and I needed to translate

"For those who are having problems with a resistant and/or stuffy alto clarinet, try a Caravan tenor sax mpc. I modified the mouthpiece to fit the clarinet and the sound is great!"

a. I had to tell someone else today this, so I'll post here, too: while you can probably make a setup like this work, to some extent, it might have a lot of tuning problems and your tone will be different. Not necessarily good or bad, but definitely different.
2. A Caravan tenor mouthpiece is $155. Before you potentially destroy a $155 mouthpiece, I'd recommend that folks think hard about this.
iii. Eugene, it's possible that this setup works for you based on the horn you have and the setup you're using, so this is more a, "I got this to work and I liked the results!" than, "This will work for everyone!" If it did, I'd bet that Buffet and Selmer would know about it and charge $200 a piece.
Four. Remember that $155 might buy you an alto clarinet or you might be able to find a decent mouthpiece on ebay for about that price.
I understand your points .My caravan had been sitting in drawer for years paid 80 for it no special markings just big chamber. I shortened it twice and just used paper as a cork sleeve .It still plays great for me .I will you tube when im ready but I love it it also seems more flexible but tiring on the jaws. The zz#4 reed does not cover the rails ad it widens out at tip .I may try a bsri reed or a legere signature european cut they sre suppose to be wide but may play to flat.
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