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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgbFsyyqpe8


    If it is not.... wow, too... It has everything I love from the Selmer sound.

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    Default Re: If this is a Series II... wow.... Dark horn?

    The guy has a very good sound but the horn does not strike me as 'dark' at all - just a great alto. Its not really the horn or the mouthpiece, BTW, its you. You play 'dark' or you don't. You can spend a lot of money trying to buy something that ain't for sale - its free.

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    Agreed.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1saxman View Post
    The guy has a very good sound but the horn does not strike me as 'dark' at all - just a great alto. Its not really the horn or the mouthpiece, BTW, its you. You play 'dark' or you don't. You can spend a lot of money trying to buy something that ain't for sale - its free.

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    +1

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    Default Re: If this is a Series II... wow.... Dark horn?

    If you think that's dark, then I'm a 'dark' player! Yippee! Dark is trendy, right?

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    Default Re: If this is a Series II... wow.... Dark horn?

    Dark? No. Also, choked full of reverb and Lord only knows how it's EQ'd in a tv recording session isn't the best way to judge dark or brightness. I'd just say he has a very nice round, full-bodied sound. Don't get me wrong, he sounds great! Just sayin'.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike F View Post
    If you think that's dark, then I'm a 'dark' player! Yippee! Dark is trendy, right?
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    Default Re: If this is a Series II... wow.... Dark horn?

    I think a lot of players mistake a dark sound for a deep sound. In order to have a great sound you need to know how to ring across the spectrum. toe, he has a deep sound and plays from experience as well as theory.

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    I like the difference you mention. Yes, deep.. mmmm... very interesting concept.


    Quote Originally Posted by saxyjare01 View Post
    I think a lot of players mistake a dark sound for a deep sound. In order to have a great sound you need to know how to ring across the spectrum. toe, he has a deep sound and plays from experience as well as theory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saxyjare01 View Post
    I think a lot of players mistake a dark sound for a deep sound.
    Or rather, perhaps, a deep sound for a dark sound. And I prefer to talk about a big or full sound, but I take deep to mean the same. If a sound is big and full it will have a full range of fundamentals and overtones and not be lacking or restricted in any area, so people will here it as dark, or bright - or both! Think of Jan Garbarek!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike F View Post
    Or rather, perhaps, a deep sound for a dark sound. And I prefer to talk about a big or full sound, but I take deep to mean the same. If a sound is big and full it will have a full range of fundamentals and overtones and not be lacking or restricted in any area, so people will here it as dark, or bright - or both! Think of Jan Garbarek!
    I agree, to a certain extent. I will say that some also think that full means spread. You can have a full and rich sound and still be pretty bright like Eric Marienthal. Jan, you say? I love his playing, but I know he molded his sound after Jim Pepper. :-)

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