Re: low tone problems on 1911 holton soprano
Good points, Jim (as usual). I play a 1912 Holton soprano, and indeed, the C* is not the piece. This horn needs the open chamber. They made me play a C* in college and I had nothing but trouble! Another thing to keep an eye on is the state of repair- any leaks, adjustments, etc. Lastly, when I play soprano, I find that I have to blow differently as it's a LOT smaller bore and reed. Still, no reason the Holton shouldn't sing for you. Good luck!