Meyer metal mouthpiece question
by jaime paredes
(spring hill, FL)
HI, I got a Meyer metal MP for Tenor sax (6J) I made the purchase online, so I have received the MP in a box with a paper label saying it's a Tenor MP 6J, OK, but I started feeling disappointed once the my reed (RICO LA VOZ Medium for Tenor) didn't fit on the ligature, this one couldn't embrace the reed so I started to think if they made a mistake and put an Alto Sax MP instead of the Tenor Sax MP.
Anyway I managed to use another ligature different to the original and then I was able to fit the MP on my Tenor, but because I am a beginner and this is my first experience with metal mouthpieces it seems to me very small and narrow so I have the hunch that I got an Alto MP, I contacted the manufacturers but they haven't answered yet. It can be confused due the Alto Sax MOUTHPIECES have the same facing numbers and there is nothing on the mouthpiece but a number.
Does an alto sax mouthpiece fits easy on a Tenor Sax? How can I be sure that I got a Tenor Mouthpiece and not an Alto mouthpiece?. I will appreciate any advice. Thanks in advance.