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Choosing A New Headjoint

Searching for the "perfect" headjoint can become an incurable disease! Many people know that they are unhappy with their present headjoint but don't really know why; they then end up trying hundreds of headjoints and can never decide which ones are an improvement and which aren't!

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  • First, you'll need to know which areas of your sound and response are lacking or could be improved. Failing to know this will mean you'll only end up confused at the end, so seek advice if you're not sure.
  • Next, concentrate on headjoints which improve these area, without losing the aspects of sound which you do like. Second opinions are always useful, but remember that it's you that's playing the headjoint: don't choose one that you aren't happy with just because someone else likes the sound.
  • Finally, the most important thing to realise is that buying a headjoint is often a compromise between ease of play and quality of sound. There is no such thing as the perfect headjoint - only one that is close to perfect!

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