February 7, 2017 at 4:16 pm #47744
So I just uploaded the newest song video “Pink Panther”. Was an interesting experience because for the fist time I didn’t use my metal Guardala with a Vandoren cane reed. Months ago I didn’t think I would do such a crazy thing!
upon meeting Nadir at NAMM recently I started in on playing his new mp’s and the FiberCarbon Guardala fatboy just blew me away. I was expecting something like I remember from a hard rubber one from many years ago but no.
I will do a demo video of it so you guys can check out the tone for yourself a little more closely.February 7, 2017 at 4:31 pm #47749
Carbonfiber fatboy. I’m looking forward to the demo.February 7, 2017 at 5:29 pm #47757
Will be great to hear how it plays!!
MelFebruary 7, 2017 at 6:01 pm #47758
Well I thought it sounded great! Johnny – what were your thoughts playing it and how do you compare it to your metal one?
melFebruary 7, 2017 at 10:09 pm #47783
Hi Johnny. We just listened to your version of the classic Pink Panther tune. I think your Sax sounds wonderful with that very woody tone – very Saxy!February 8, 2017 at 6:22 am #47844
Ya Johnny, I want that carbon fiber fatboy. The metal fatboy comes with one tip opening and it’s a perfect opening for me. In the past I always blew a 7* but the tip openings of the metal MB11 and MB11 fatboy are perfect. Does the Carbonfiber Fatboy have the same tip opening as the metal fatboy. I like that sound and tone of the carbon fiber fatboy. So I want one. Put me on the list.February 8, 2017 at 8:19 am #47862
Hi Johnny. I did some checking on the tip opening of the Guardala “Fatboy”. Tip opening is stated as 8* or 0.116″ and this metal fatboy is very easy to blow. So when I order the fiber carbon fatboy I should get the sam tip opening as the the metal fat boy, 8* or 116″February 8, 2017 at 11:19 am #47887
I did more checking. The fatboy MB11 tip opening is stated to be 7(114) so I suppose my fat boy tip opening is not 8* but 7 (114″). That’s why the metal fatboy is so easy to blow. So when I order the the FiberCarbon Guardala fatboy I’ll order the one with a 7* tip opening. https://nadirsaxwind.com/product-category/dave-guardala-reborn/ Seems the FiberCarbon Guardala fatboy come in only 2 sizes, 7* and 8* so I’ll go with the 7*February 9, 2017 at 11:50 am #48097
yes right William. the new FC fatboy comes as a 7* and 8*
I’m playing the 8
I’ll get the webpage up real soon guys along with the demo video.
people are emailing me wanting to know which one I like best metal or fibercarbon.
there’s some differences but now I wouldn’t get rid of either. the metal is louder and brighter
but sometimes I don’t need that so much and so the FC is actually better for certain things….I can say that it’s easier to play in the lower end but then I can scream louder up top. But you guys can A/B them when I record the video and I am interested to hear what you think.
A couple people have emailed me regarding the Pink Panther video and said they like my sound better with the FC… I’m ok with that!February 14, 2017 at 5:36 pm #48684
Johnny – you always do a great job with your videos. I very much like Rock n Roll with the saxophone and your metal mouthpiece always has that great bright edgy buzz sound. I like it a lot. But boy I like the sound of the that Fiber mouthpiece a lot also. It sounded full and bright just without the edge to it. it just sounded a little cleaner and saxy. Does that make sense. I am still new to all this.February 14, 2017 at 8:49 pm #48692
ya right Mel, I totally agree with you. more brightness and “buzz” with the metal but the FC has a certain quality in the lower end that the other one lacks. I would also say the FC is slightly easier blowing in general, and this would probably be more apperant to a player with a lot less experience.February 15, 2017 at 5:30 am #48706
I was considering the FC FB too but after listening to the sound files I feel there is too much of a contrast with the edge between low, middle and upper tones. I like the tone down low but it’s a bit too kazoo-like to my ears in the upper register. Don’t get me wrong I do like high-baffle mouthpieces but find the ones with somewhat consistent edge/brightness in all ranges sound best. Just my opinion.
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