Re: "The Martin" Tenor Pad Question
ive found roo pads dont nessicarily beef up the sound, but last longer than cowhide. One person i know had to replace the pads on the upper bow of his bari every 6 months (at least) with roo pads, hes up to about a year and a half before they HAVE to be replaced.
the sound thingy could be because of the resonators. the palm keys on my bari sound a bit stuffy, except for the high F, and its got a metal resonator. of course, i know another guy who says thats complete BS, but a theory is a theory.