Re: Playing low-notes with better sound
First, make sure you've got no pad leaks and the action is rock solid. Second, make sure you're reed isn't too weak. You want a higher resistance threshold for low notes to come out sounding other than "BRAAAAAP!!!!!!!!!!" Third, with the aid of a pro teacher/player, make sure you're taking in enough mouthpiece. Too little mouthpiece in your mouth, and you might not be letting enough of the reed vibrate for the low notes to speak clearly.