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Rico Royal Graftonite Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece  B-3

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RICO ROYAL GRAFONITETONE CHAMBERSTone Chamber Style (A, B, or C): The tone chamber of a mouthpiece is the inside area of the mouthpiece. The size and...Read More

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TONE CHAMBERS
Tone Chamber Style (A, B, or C): The tone chamber of a mouthpiece is the inside area of the mouthpiece. The size and shape of the tone chamber will change the tone quality of the instrument. With the Rico Royal mouthpieces, an "A" tone chamber will give a dark sound which is best suited for concert work, a "B" tone chamber will give a little more brilliance (better for using with most bands), and a "C" tone chamber will give a lot more brilliance and edge which is great for rock and jazz bands.FACINGS
Facing (3, 5, or 7): The facing is determined by the distance from the tip of the reed to where it first touches the mouthpiece. The bigger the facing number, the farther back the reed goes before actually touching the mouthpiece. Changing the facing of the mouthpiece will generally change the volume of the instrument. With a shorter facing (3), less of the reed is vibrating, so the instrument will tend to be quieter, with a longer facing (7), more of the reed is vibrating, so the instrument will tend to be louder.


SPECIFICATIONS

Graftonite Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece

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    Material: Grafonite
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Rico RoyalGraftonite Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece
 
4.5

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (9)

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Good quality (7)
  • Improves sound (7)
  • Functional (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (5)
  • Back-up (4)
  • Concerts (3)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

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I just bought this inexpensive Ricoh Graphtonite tenor mouthpiece and it is my favorite among various choices. There seems to be little reason to spend a lot of money for a mouthpiece or for...Read complete review

I just bought this inexpensive Ricoh Graphtonite tenor mouthpiece and it is my favorite among various choices. There seems to be little reason to spend a lot of money for a mouthpiece or for a ligature. The description provided for Ricoh sax mouthpieces on the Musicians Friend website and some other reviews explain how to choose a size (C5 vs C7, etc.). This is a very important consideration to be determined by the softness of the read and your style of play. I like the volume of the C7 for rock 'n roll. I also like to Ricoh Plasticover reeds which do not need any preparation (wetting) between sets, have a bright sound, and last a long time! I am using these inexpensive products on a vintage Selmer Mark VI tenor saxophone and like them more than the expensive ones. There can be a wonderful variety of sounds achieved with different mouthpieces. The key components are the person, the sax, the mouthpiece and reed, and lastly the ligature. I am thrilled with this product and I just ordered another one to use on my King tenor saxophone. I am now using and liking the least expensive Rovner ligatures (cloth, not leather), but any difference compared to metal ones is likely subtle. There is an informative and funny you tube video with a professional musician testing ligatures including standard ones vs a rubber band, shoelace, and others!

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giant

I needed a different sound from my Otto Link metal mouthpiece. I didn't want to buy an expensive mouthpiece before having a sense of how these mouthpieces work. I didn't like the sound.

I needed a different sound from my Otto Link metal mouthpiece. I didn't want to buy an expensive mouthpiece before having a sense of how these mouthpieces work. I didn't like the sound.

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5.0

Very impressed

By rob

from co. durham

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Rico Royal Graftonite Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece:

    Very impressed with the sound and feel. The rails took a bit of getting used to but once there, a lovely sound. Considering the price, really impressed. I have now orderred one for my alto. I have had a few yamaha mouthpieces on both but found the rico a load better on my tenor

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    5.0

    Great mouthpiece and value

    By Jay

    from Florida

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Rico Royal Graftonite Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece:

        I already wrote a review and love these quality Ricoh mouthpieces and the low price. I wrote review of the C7 Ricoh mouthpiece style for rock music. This has a loud and very bright sound. Since the price is so reasonable, I have experimented with a few others. Each specification (size and shape of hole, etc.) obviosuly makes a difference and will sound better (to your ear) depending on the sax you play. Overall, I now favor the B5 style for a combination of both a rich and a bright tone with nice volume suitable for rock and jazz styles. The C models are brighter, but not quite as rich to MY EAR. There really seems to be no need to spend more for a mouthpiece unless you want to pay a lot more for a good metal one. I do have have an Otto Link mouthpiece and presently not use it. I also like the Plsticover reeds.

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        1.0

        giant

        By ramontrane

        from Hillsboro, OR

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        Pros

          Cons

          • Not Functional
          • Too Big For Tenor Reeds

          Best Uses

            Comments about Rico Royal Graftonite Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece:

            I needed a different sound from my Otto Link metal mouthpiece. I didn't want to buy an expensive mouthpiece before having a sense of how these mouthpieces work. I didn't like the sound.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Wow!

            By townsend.john52@gmail.com

            from Myrtle Beach, SC

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            Pros

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

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Rico Royal Graftonite Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece:

            I recently purchased a new Saxophone and the mouthpiece that came with it was less than thrilling, so I started searching for a new one. I had a very expensive stainless steel one for the tenor I had recently sold and sent the mouthpiece with it. Dumb move. I started reading the ordering information on the Rico mouthpieces and, since the cost was low, decided to try one. Frankly, I would recommend this as the only mouthpiece to buy and plan to order ones for my alto and soprano saxophones. Rico never fails me.

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            5.0

            What a bargain!

            By Clark

            from Ohio

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound
            • Low Cost

            Cons

            • Not Hard Rubber

            Best Uses

            • Any
            • Backup

            Comments about Rico Royal Graftonite Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece:

            This is quite a mouthpiece bargain. Great tone and intonation for very little investment.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            B-7 rocks and just bright enough

            By Jay

            from Florida

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            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Rico Royal Graftonite Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece:

                I wrote a review already about the Rico Graftonite C-7 mouthpiece. I like the B-7 even more and particularly when amplified through PA. The tone is sweeter and not as bright as C-7. The reed will also make a difference. The Rico specs explain the choices well: A is warmer, B is brighter, C is very bright (but better with softer reed), 5 has medium volume, and 7 is loudest. I have tried a few.

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                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                None better

                By Jay

                from Florida

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Rico Royal Graftonite Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece:

                  I just bought this inexpensive Ricoh Graphtonite tenor mouthpiece and it is my favorite among various choices. There seems to be little reason to spend a lot of money for a mouthpiece or for a ligature. The description provided for Ricoh sax mouthpieces on the Musicians Friend website and some other reviews explain how to choose a size (C5 vs C7, etc.). This is a very important consideration to be determined by the softness of the read and your style of play. I like the volume of the C7 for rock 'n roll. I also like to Ricoh Plasticover reeds which do not need any preparation (wetting) between sets, have a bright sound, and last a long time! I am using these inexpensive products on a vintage Selmer Mark VI tenor saxophone and like them more than the expensive ones. There can be a wonderful variety of sounds achieved with different mouthpieces. The key components are the person, the sax, the mouthpiece and reed, and lastly the ligature. I am thrilled with this product and I just ordered another one to use on my King tenor saxophone. I am now using and liking the least expensive Rovner ligatures (cloth, not leather), but any difference compared to metal ones is likely subtle. There is an informative and funny you tube video with a professional musician testing ligatures including standard ones vs a rubber band, shoelace, and others!

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                  5.0

                  Nice Mouthpiece

                  By Lucewire

                  from Westminster, MD

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Rico Royal Graftonite Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece:

                    It improved my sound, as I had hoped. I have not experimented with mouthpieces much and did not want to spend a lot to see if a different brand would help me out. I liked being able to choose the chamber style and facing (B5). For this price I may try some other styles, too. Arrived promptly.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Graftonite, wonderful

                    By Brian

                    from Klamath Falls , Oregon

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                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Rico Royal Graftonite Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece:

                      Very good set up, works well

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Terrific inexpensive mouthpiece

                      By Billts

                      from Bryant, Ar

                      About Me Novice

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about Rico Royal Graftonite Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece:

                      This replaced an unbranded mouthpiece and is a huge improvement. Much better control, less breath required. Love it.

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