February 15, 2017 at 5:44 am #48707
Cardboard Box? Well to store my FC mouthpiece I happen to have an extra Theo Wanne case.http://store.theowanne.com/products/mouthpiece-pouch-singleFebruary 15, 2017 at 6:10 am #48708
I use the hard shell type glasses cases freely available from Opticians for storing my MP’s and extra reeds. The cases are padded inside which offers extra protection, I also wrap the MP’s with a glasses cleaning cloth so they don’t rattle around in the case. These glasses cases fit nicely inside the sax case.February 19, 2017 at 10:07 am #49089
Thanks for the links William. The FC mpcs sound great and come in at a great price. I’ve spent the afternoon talking to my dealer. Sure this alto is fine, but after thirty years playing tenor \ bari, its a bit late in the day to switch. Just circumstances have left me in a tough spot. I’m confident well work something out. I’ll let him have the alto and an offset Berg 90 \ 1. I’m hoping to grab a decent tenor stencil, along the lines of a Varsity. I guess its always going to be tenorsax for me.February 23, 2017 at 12:48 pm #49315
Ever since I started using my brass goose neck. the one that came with the horn my sound has improved and the fat bottom lip helps. I have been using a sterling silver goose neck but the brass goose neck and the fat bottom lip makes the sound fatter with buzz. My sax tech tole me that a lot of research went into the neck that selmer uses on their reference 54 saxophones. Sound has improved. My timing needs a lot more.
Has anybody heard anything regarding the arrival of their fiber carbon mouthpiece. So I find it hard to keep up with a backing track or a metronome. But I sound good while trying to keep the beat.March 9, 2017 at 6:41 am #50244
Good Morning Johnny. What might be the progress of our fibercarbon mouthpiece orders?
WilliamMarch 9, 2017 at 12:15 pm #50248
I’m tracking it and they are at my local parcel centre
which means just a day or 2 away from me being able to mail em out to you.March 9, 2017 at 12:20 pm #50249
Also, I’ve shipped the Fiberreeds out to everyone yesterday.March 9, 2017 at 3:59 pm #50250
Thanks JohnnyApril 22, 2017 at 6:27 am #53117
I got two Tenor Fibercarbon FB MB IIs from Nadir for try-out, a 7 and an 8 one. I tested them with several reeds (medium Fiberreed Hemp, 2 1/2 and 3 vanDoren jaZZ, and 3m and 3h Rico Jazz). The result: the 8 works perfectly with me & my horn (a King Zephyr): easy to blow, clear and bright in the high range, and warm at the lower end. The 7 however did not work at all. The same reeds I had no problem with on the 8 were squeeking; overall sound not satisfying. As I am not too experienced I had two friends of mine play the MBs on their tenors (a Selmer and a Yamaha), with the same result: the 8 was way better than this 7. As we all did not expect such a large difference, we put it down to maybe some (although not visible) fault in the making, was is a “Monday model”?. Maybe it is a good idea to go somewhere where you can try out several pieces of the same model and make your choice.
I like the sound better than that of the Otto Link Super Tonemaster 7 I played before, so I bought the 8 and play it since.April 22, 2017 at 10:56 am #53135
I tried them both 2 and of course chose the 8.
it’s safe to say most of us that have been playing for a good amount of time and been thru a few mp’s would choose the 8 over the 7 as the 7 would be too closed. the theory about one being made on a Monday is not even close. these are made on a CNC (Computer Numerical Control Milling Machine) which are very hi tech machines so everything comes out the exact same.
but yes, playing a few mp’s side by side for comparison is always the best way to do it if you have that opportunity.
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