We have to be very careful when we talk about "terrible" wether we are talking about "terrible workmanship", "terrible playability" (subjective), or "terrible sound" ( very subjective) AND what horn is it being played with which reed!.Originally Posted by Rubel
The two Otto Link NY 7*'s from which I started this post look nearly identical externally and both "play" very easily. One sounds great (subj.) and one screeches on a JK Shadow with Superial #3. The "bright" one has a step baffle and is poorly finished inside. The "dark" one as a nice smooth interior like the external finish and no step.
All of the discussion regarding table flatness, rail variation, and facing curve variations is great and may enhance playability! and sound? That would be great. These were not issues for me. It's all about the sound.
To further illustrate the need for defining all the conditions: an Otto Link hard rubber 7* which was my "dark" piece on a Grassi and a B&S 2001 was what on the Shadow I described as "muddy" which may be the same as some call "stuffy"?