September 8, 2017 at 6:46 pm #59325
just got an original first generation Eric falcon “bob Shepard” tenor, nice, dark and smoothSeptember 9, 2017 at 1:39 am #59335
@BC – you must do an upload so we can hear how these mouthpieces sound like.
My teacher has an original mouthpiece cant remember the make, which is still made today with modern machinery, but he claims they sound nothing like the original mouthpieces.September 9, 2017 at 7:14 am #59359
i have the 5th one Eric falcon made, solid rubber, you can smell it ,September 9, 2017 at 12:00 pm #59376
Eric falcon is THE MPC DUDE !!
Man I bet that sounds nice Bro C.
Bit of a bummer really; I want a real dark rubber mpc right now.
The Lawton isn’t selling and after getting ripped on FB for a vintage Berg in a trade, I’m not trusting anybody right now.
Genuine hr ; if you wet your finger and rub the mpc until its warm \ heated…you can tell by the smell as to whether its is rubber or a composite..
Good man…☺September 9, 2017 at 12:02 pm #59377
I mean trusting outside of here….September 9, 2017 at 4:56 pm #59384
its rubber, and his initials and 7* and 5 are on the inside, , well if i decide to sell it i will let people know on here, i have some other Mps that sound the same, i also have a serious 8* refaced Otto link by Ben alley, this is sick and a refaced Yamaha custom, i have a sweet collection,
September 10, 2017 at 10:16 am #59419
- This reply was modified 1 week, 5 days ago by brother cavefish.
Bro Cavefish , you do have a sweet collection man. May I suggest a Ted Klum if you are gonna add to what you have.
Yeah, I need a hr …I have a nice few vintage mpcs, but a having issues with my 10M. The fork fingering E & F just ain’t happening, but I can go crazy high altissimo. I reckon its jumping an octave up there somehow.
I’ll have to let Al take a look. Another neck is out of the question, its double socket ( over )😕
Back to the mpcs, I k ow they aren’t to blame.
On my second tenor, those fork fingerings are fine. Right now I just don’t need it. Top end tenor is my weak point.
No worries, at least I have a second horn for that top end stuff. I can’t see myself playing much bari until this altissimo is 99% solid. Been a frustrating day, but I’ve nai!ed the problem… Ho hum !!..September 10, 2017 at 10:19 am #59420
For any tech buffs , its double socket over, also underslung…. Also in need of attention !!😕September 10, 2017 at 6:14 pm #59428
i have a sweet collection, , very satisfied, Ben Allen 10E 7, Johannes Gerber 6**, 7*, refaced Ben Allen OL 8*, Woodstone 7, MaxSax Bob Shepperd 7* and BA refaced Yamaha custom rubber, looking at another secret one, but do i need all these, no, i think i need to settle downSeptember 11, 2017 at 2:07 am #59442
i went through my collection of mouthpieces, and found i wouldn’t ever use one of them, so i gave it away! To me it makes more sense to pass it on to someone who will use it rather than pass it on to someone thats only interested in selling it to make a profit (bad luck heads their way).
If i had tried to sell it, i would have had a job to sell it as the market is flooded with second hand ones. Theres mores satisfaction gained by knowing someone will use it and enjoy it, rather than it sitting in a box going mouldy. Which depresses me, when i come across people with a large collection of selmers, just rotting away, when some student could be out there making a name for himself with a far better instrument. No matter what you say, a top player with a top sax still outplays a top player with a crap sax!
I’ve now got another mouthpiece i don’t use as the size is too small, so i need to get rid of that one as thats just gathering dust.September 11, 2017 at 3:30 am #59443
That’s a great attitude Sxpoet , nice one.
I’m similar, I’ve given a few mpcs away rather than be petty for the sake of a few bucks.
The price of instruments , mpcs etc is getting ridiculous. That’s after you’ve sorted through which horns are Tai, Chinese etc.
Everything has to be made somewhere; this guarded secrecy is a real problem, I’d hate to be starting out, paying $2500 for. a horn which costs 10 % of that at source. Sure everybody has to turn a $$ or two, but certain companies point blank refuse to give out this information.
So, start of another playing week. I’m undecided about my 10M as much as I love its lush sound, I’m pretty unhappy about another trip to Al , my tech to get this fork fingering sorted out. There has to be a major leak somewhere…😕
I took a look on ” preloved ” this morning. A guy has had a Lupifaro for sale for a while. I’m just going to send him a mail. If he will trade, chances are, I will go for it. No huge issue , just a real pain. My second tenorsax is a clunky old thing but that altissimo just pops out. As much as I love playing ballads, getting this chromatic altissimo down is this weeks workload.
Bro Cavefish, if you do decide to sell one of your darker mpcs, please send me a private message.
Right now, compared to what I had two years back, things are fabulous. Constant niggling issues are a part of playing vintage horns…..we’ll see !!
Safe & happy week folks…
Sxpoet, hope the back gets better soon man..September 11, 2017 at 10:48 am #59450
THE 10M IS GOOD !! Thankfully !!
A trip to Al my tech is always a pleasure, but the last thing I need at the beginning of the week was the thought of a double round trip.
Sometimes I’ll stay whilst he fixes a leak or bits of cork…that stuff.
I didn’t want my 10M to have issues, the neck system is a one off, Conn measurements. I don’t think I’ve ever know Al not to be able to fix something up. On the odd occasion , he’ll say ” send this back ” or ” flip it ” ( sell it )
It was my intention to leave it with him for a full going over, but first I had to be sure…
Man, altissimo Monday…Stormy Monday …literally.
So, its all in the chops. Vowel sounds \ directing they air stream almost like a whistle. I’d go on but its all Allard stuff ( if that’s your thing ).
I’m still on the pad , can’t load stuff. If you go on James Carter you tube page, there is a clip of him playing ” walkin the dog ” in Central Park NYC.
Its AMAZING !! A great visual image of what I’m trying to say, but taken to another level.
Man I thank the sax guru karma dudes. The 10M is GOOD ….YEAH !!!!!☺☺☺☺
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