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What about the bore of the shank being smaller than standard? Any truth in that?I gotta agree here with Ed.
We just got in our first of the Metal Vintage models (have the hard rubber on order now!). They are absolutely fantastic. These are not just a refaced modern link. These are a completely different blank and are hand done.
We got the metal 7 as our test piece. The craftsmanship is outstanding and frankly, the thing plays like some of the best Vintage Links (real vintage) that we have. We really gave it a test against a good Florida metal 7 and honestly, the new one won out in my opinion. Bigger, richer & broader tone while maintaining excellent response.
I put pictures of the metal one up here: http://www.kesslermusic.com/html/sax/VintageLinks.htm
We're looking forward to testing the hard rubber ones!
Kessler & Sons Music
Maybe it's a difference in what you perceive through your teeth/bone. Try using a mouthpiece patch.Hi, I am a player for a couple of years, maybe sitting somewhere between beginner/intermediate level. My teacher recommended changing mouthpieces. I adapted well to an Otto Link (8) she had, almost immediately, played for a few weeks, but since have felt it a bit too much work for me, so I chose to try a 7* and went for the Vintage model, because that sounded like it would be more guarantee to play well out of the box, since i was reading lots of people saying that the Otto Links made today (Rubber) may need work before they are good pieces. Unfortunately, no place near me sells these things so trying them means buying them and them having to send it back - I even tried the music school nearby and talking to some horn players I know.
Well, I like the Vintage "feel" in my mouth, except that I am getting a BUZZ sound, almost as though there is metal vibrating somewhere. This is something i didn't get with the Otto link (not vintage) that I was playing before or with another 8* that I tried (also not the "vintage" model).
My question is: is this buzzing (metalic) sound "the sound" of the vintage series for the tenor, or is it a fault in my mouthpiece or my embouchure needing to adapt/ or my saliva/ or my horn just having a loose screw?
Nothing has changed except mouthpiece - so before I send this back, I would like to know your opinion - it would make a huge difference since sending stuff back and waiting to get other ones means a good 2 weeks. So, is the Vintage sound more buzzing, or is something else I can change?
PS: I play a 275 Yamaha Tenor Sax. Use Rovner Light or Dark ligature, and have tried the following reeds: Rico Jazz select 3M, 2H, Vandoren V16 2 1/2. I get the buzzing with all of them so far.
I was thinking of ordering a regular Otto Link 7* and seeing if I don't get the buzzing, then just stick to it. But if you convince me this might just be a "bad mouthpiece" then I might try to replace it with another 7* vintage. I like the sound and projection and find it that it is 'louder' than the Otto Link Rubber (not vintage model).
You help is much appreciated, specially since I can't just turn up to a shop and try loads of mouthpieces while investing in one is not the cheapest thing either.
thanks to both replies. i will try recording tomorrow as well as using the paper on the neck cork as suggested.
i have played the mouthpiece for 2 days now - today i had less buzzing with a 3M rico select reed. then i moved to the vandoren V16 2 1/2, and was able to control the buzzing, which is worst when i play 'louder', specially in the lower registers and/or without the octave key.
PS: my mouthpiece is narrow and goes about 1/2 way into the cork (actually maybe less), compared to the previous ones that 'covered' 3/4 to 4/5 of the cork, so the paper thing might be informative, which i will test and post on. just so i know, if the paper fixes the buzzing, is there something i can do to the cork to get it to work?