Re: New Pads
Yeah, its definately the noyeks, I can still play softly, but not as much as I used to be able to, I used to be able to do ppp, but now I can only do about p, or mp depending on conditions that I am not quite sure of yet.
Not funny, I put noyeks on my AS300 for pep band stuff, it needed new pads and so I might as well put in good resos too. The resos were only 40 bucks more with the set of jim schmidt pads. (those might contribute too.) I didn't want to repad the thing ever again so I put in permanent pads. The pads were 150 so whats another 40 bucks? And noyeks are far from top shelf anyways, and the AS300 is quite the bottom either.
If loud was my game (which it isn't, its legit, loud is only for pep band.) I wouldn't buy a substandard piece, I would not buy anything less than a 110/0. What I use now is a modded meyer with a step baffle that has a minimum dynamic of about mf, and a max on that sax of several F's.