As an intermittent player, I strive to have a more consistently good sound (focused, centered) throughout all registers. Lately, I've been bouncing back and forth between a large chamber (Saxscape FatCat similar to Link Reso-Chamber) and medium chamber (Berg Larsen 10?-1-m).
Not sure if this is a common perception, but it feels like the medium chamber is generally easier to get a consistent sound throughout the horn. It's not a big a sound as I would favor, but it is a nice darkish tone.
When I get on the larger chamber mouthpiece the general sound is nice. Still dark, fairly even. Maybe a little touchier in the low register, not quite as consistent overall. But, when I really push it (esp. with a little harder reeed/resistance) it feels great. Seems to come alive as far as a more vibrant, complex, and fat sound.
I'm curious, what other experiences are with respect to playing on larger vs medium chamber pieces.
a couple examples...i can tell the mic is abit further away in this first one.
Serenity-large chamber(sounds like reed starting to fade a bit here)
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