Re: The best TENOR saxophone mouthpiece for classicle playing
i'd not recommend an LT. stuffy and tricky- mid d and lower f-d have to be really landed or they'll jump the tracks (keeps you focused, i'll give it that).
thanks for the q. i'll be watching the thread. been out of the loopiness for over a decade and a half. just got my last remaining horn overhauled- a martin imperial, of all things. bit of a clunkmeister, but it has a good heart and it's probably tuned better now than it ever was. bought it for rock n' roll right after i switched majors (away from performance), and then quickly replaced it with a balanced action (trading in my last alto, a super action 80), tossing the martin in a closet. years later, i sold the selmer to pay for a trip to geneva, and then my love, a conn naked lady bari, was stolen in chicago. but wait- what's in that smelly case there in my sister's barn?
so i'm blowin' again. not chunks, i'm pleasantly surprised to report- body memory is an amazing thing. lucky gift, i also held onto a blue #7 jumbo java (lovely), a late '50's dukoff (iffy), and the LT. yes the LT. most of my classical hours were on alto, of course, and i remember c*'s and c**'s and LT's. i studied years with two students of larry teal, so i'm sure at the time of purchase there was probably a wee bit of loyalty bias (mind memory: not so amazing). any way, i'm curious, too.