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    Default Re: In your opinion, the brightest...

    Quote Originally Posted by robbieg View Post
    When you ask Hard Rubber are you just asking not-Metal? Or actually Hard Rubber? Some of the pieces mentioned are plastic, not that it is necessarily bad, but just something to keep in mind if you are looking for an actual HR piece.
    Good point. I assumed he meant not-metal. The Dukoff and Rico I mentioned are indeed not rubber but plastic. I'll add that those are so bright, I can't play them in public. So I think asking for the brightest is the wrong question because nobody actually wants to hear something painfully bright.

    But in general, any piece with a high or step baffle is going to be on the bright side.

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    I played a Lakey for years in the 80s and into the 90s. It can be VERY expressive. On the down side, it's hyper-sensitive to changes in pressure and air stream, so you tended to have to work a bit harder to adjust for intonation variables and not completely out of tune.

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    I have a Theo Wanne Mindy Abair (that was given to me).

    I cannot play it in public or without cringing/laughing my *** off. IMO, it sound horrendously bright and shrill, but also hysterically *just so*.

    Laserbeams and rocketships for sure.

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    Default Re: In your opinion, the brightest...

    I really meant all variations not metal.
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    Default Re: In your opinion, the brightest...

    Quote Originally Posted by CashSax View Post
    Sometimes Lakeys get a bum rap I mean they don't have to be constantly played BRIGHT.. Didn't Paul Desmond play a Lakey ?
    Yes I think so, at some point in his career at least.

    Quote Originally Posted by mdavej View Post
    Good point. I assumed he meant not-metal. The Dukoff and Rico I mentioned are indeed not rubber but plastic. I'll add that those are so bright, I can't play them in public. So I think asking for the brightest is the wrong question because nobody actually wants to hear something painfully bright.


    But in general, any piece with a high or step baffle is going to be on the bright side.
    I just wanted to make sure.

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnsonPowerSax View Post
    I have a Theo Wanne Mindy Abair (that was given to me).


    I cannot play it in public or without cringing/laughing my *** off. IMO, it sound horrendously bright and shrill, but also hysterically *just so*.


    Laserbeams and rocketships for sure.
    I can see that. Though, I can also see that with the type of music she is doing that might be needed, not really for a straight ahead jazz gig though.
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    Default Re: In your opinion, the brightest...

    I haven't played a wide variety of bright alto pieces but one that comes to mind is the Drake Contemporary alto which I briefly owned.

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    Default Re: In your opinion, the brightest...

    Quote Originally Posted by robbieg View Post


    I can see that. Though, I can also see that with the type of music she is doing that might be needed, not really for a straight ahead jazz gig though.
    Absolutely. If I ever did anything smooth that needed to cut, I'd look to the MA. But not my taste. It is a lot of fun to mess around with though.

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