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by Kitch22
(98 posts)
10 years ago

Darkest legit mpc for alto

What's is, in your opinion, the darkest legit mpc. I am trying to eliminate all of my edge, and I currently play a Custom Z with La Voz med reeds and a Selmer S80 C*. Thanx!

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  1. by The_MarkVI
    (80 posts)

    10 years ago

    Re: Darkest legit mpc for alto

    i hear the larry teal is pretty dark. never played one my self

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    1. by SaxMan
      (559 posts)

      10 years ago

      Re: Darkest legit mpc for alto

      hmm...darkest. I would say, probably a selmer airflow - at least out of the attainable mouthpieces, there were a few made with concave baffles, but I have yet to see or hear of one.

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      1. by bronzemonkey992
        (22 posts)

        10 years ago

        Re: Darkest legit mpc for alto

        I don't particularly like this piece, but it is the darkest I have played: Caravan Large Chamber www.mailordercentral.com/classicwinds/prodinfo.asp?number=CALC&variation=&aitem=3&mitem=5

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    2. by sax_maniac
      (984 posts)

      10 years ago

      Re: Darkest legit mpc for alto

      Vintage Woodwind Company with the concave sidewalls.

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      1. by SaxMan
        (559 posts)

        10 years ago

        Re: Darkest legit mpc for alto

        i dotn mean sidewalls - I mean baffle - pieces that look like a very shallow dukoff except they are normal height.

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        1. by The_MarkVI
          (80 posts)

          10 years ago

          Re: Darkest legit mpc for alto

          i forgot against caravans

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          1. by slicksilver
            (8 posts)

            10 years ago

            Re: Darkest legit mpc for alto

            i love my caravan for a dark tone large chamber. that and a rascher will get u a pretty dark tone. also if ne1 knows a goood ligature that works with the caravan let me know

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          2. by bmcguire
            (45 posts)

            10 years ago

            Re: Darkest legit mpc for alto

            Get off of those LaVoz reeds! Try some Vandoren Blue Box #3

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          3. by definition
            (963 posts)

            10 years ago

            Re: Darkest legit mpc for alto

            Whats wrong with LaVoz? I as a teacher and a player find them to be great reeds.

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          4. by connsaxman_jim
            (2336 posts)

            10 years ago

            Re: Darkest legit mpc for alto

            Vandoren sucks! They are too inconsistant. LaVoz is a much better reed! Even an orange box Rico is better than 9 out of 10 Vandorens. Alexanders are great reeds also, but a little harder to find and expensive. I use either LaVoz or Rico Jazz Selects most of the time.

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          5. by selmer 4evr
            (309 posts)

            10 years ago

            Re: Darkest legit mpc for alto

            I have played the Teal and it sounds too warm it does not work well with Mark VII and up. The darkest and driest i have ever played is a Sugal in grenadilla wood . I would have wanted to try it with a Buffet Prestige. But overall find a good C* you may have to try out a few hundred first. Also try to play the bore of the horn and not the reed. As for reeds too bad that Selmer stopped making Omega reeds since a "U" cut is way better than a "V" cut

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