Re: Joe Bananas
I used to play on a Jumbo Java mouthpiece, and I wouldn't recommend them to anyone. The middle register is fat and edgy, but the high register is lacking middle overtones, which causes a thin, reedy sounding tone. The piece also plays very sharp in the low register, altissimo is near impossible, and blending is out of the question. In my opinion, the Meyer G series is a decent piece, but the response is kind of sluggish due to very thick rails, and everyone i know who plays on one says they are severely sharp, but they all used modern horns. I don't have much experience with Conn saxophones, so the G series might be a good match.