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    Default Re: Vandoren V16 Rubber Tenor

    and Roxy Coss on a T9. Totally different sound than Kirk Whalum...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8tK5NC0U50

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    Default Re: Vandoren V16 Rubber Tenor

    Quote Originally Posted by JJ View Post
    and Roxy Coss on a T9. Totally different sound than Kirk Whalum...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8tK5NC0U50
    Beautiful sound. Anyone know what opening JD Allen Plays on? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKOO2JkzeXE

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    Default Re: Vandoren V16 Rubber Tenor

    Listening to JD Allen and low price convinced me to try out a T8. What a great piece! One of the most versatile tenor mouthpieces I've ever tried. Can play warm/full sounding on one tune, then loud/edgy on the next without changing the set-up. A real giant killer. I am playing this piece over all my custom/hand-made tenor pieces. Love it!

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    Woah, just reread this thread after picking up another T8. I rotated away from the original one I picked up as referenced earlier in this thread (9 years ago, ha!). Times change, though, and I was looking for a better match for my horn after switching to a different neck late last year. I remembered what i liked about these in the first place! Easy to play, lots of body to the sound, flexible, reed friendly. I like my collection of rpcs, but those are all a bit more specific in their tone and tend to be more particular with reeds. The T8 is a lot friendlier to pick up and play if you've been doubling on other horns. Still a good bargain....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ving View Post
    Woah, just reread this thread after picking up another T8. I rotated away from the original one I picked up as referenced earlier in this thread (9 years ago, ha!). Times change, though, and I was looking for a better match for my horn after switching to a different neck late last year. I remembered what i liked about these in the first place! Easy to play, lots of body to the sound, flexible, reed friendly. I like my collection of rpcs, but those are all a bit more specific in their tone and tend to be more particular with reeds. The T8 is a lot friendlier to pick up and play if you've been doubling on other horns. Still a good bargain....
    I played a T6 for a while but moved to a T8 about 6 months ago. It gave me the extra volume and the ability to bring out some more edge and brightness on call. And it is just so comfortable. Using DSJ 3M Unfiled reeds and am just loving everything about it.
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    Default Re: Vandoren V16 Rubber Tenor

    I just changed from a T6 to a T8 as well. Amazing how easy the T8 plays and the sound is fuller than the T6. It really is a fun piece to play.
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    Default Re: Vandoren V16 Rubber Tenor

    I was playing the V16 T6 in metal. I found I liked the T6 rubber better. So much so that I moved up to the T8. WOW.

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    Default Re: Vandoren V16 Rubber Tenor

    Have played a HR V16 T7 - I found it to be loud and quite bright, I was kinda of thinking it would be darker. To me not a very refined sound either. I've since switched to a Morgan Jazz 8L and I'm loving it...

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    Default Re: Vandoren V16 Rubber Tenor

    I used to play a T8 several yrs ago & it was in the middle tonewise. I just bought a T9 from a SOTW member & it is much brighter, although I'm still getting used to it.

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    Default Re: Vandoren V16 Rubber Tenor

    Quote Originally Posted by chknbon View Post
    I used to play a T8 several yrs ago & it was in the middle tonewise. I just bought a T9 from a SOTW member & it is much brighter, although I'm still getting used to it.
    Perhaps a contributing factor is that the T8 and T9 have different facing lengths.
    T8- long
    T9- medium long
    My wife, whose ears I trust, said that my sound is much fuller, richer, more powerful and resonant on this set up.
    ... but really folks... my wife said, " It sounds like a saxophone ".

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    Default Re: Vandoren V16 Rubber Tenor

    Hi all, for those of you who have played both, how would you compare T8 and a Link Tone Edge 8, tonewise? Is the T8 much brighter, does it project more, etc...? Is it possible to achieve dark mellow sounds with the T8 anyhow?

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    Default Re: Vandoren V16 Rubber Tenor

    I find a modern Link Tone Edge to be pretty dark and tubby. To me, the V16 T8 is brighter,projects better, is not tubby and has better intonation. I think it can play mellow but not necessarily dark. I also think dark is over rated. I went to see Joe Lovano last night and his sound was so dark it sounded like he was playing a wooden saxophone.

    Here's a clip of Bill Easly on a V16:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHZvR8DX5H8
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobD View Post
    I find a modern Link Tone Edge to be pretty dark and tubby. To me, the V16 T8 is brighter,projects better, is not tubby and has better intonation. I think it can play mellow but not necessarily dark. I also think dark is over rated. I went to see Joe Lovano last night and his sound was so dark it sounded like he was playing a wooden saxophone.

    Here's a clip of Bill Easly on a V16:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHZvR8DX5H8
    Way too much vibrato for my liking, but it fits. Dark is way overrated , heard Dino Govoni last night in a small club, playing unmiked with a Tone edge, very dark and no projection. He later switched over to another piece, I'm guessing it was his House Blend and sounded great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berg-Man View Post
    heard Dino Govoni last night in a small club, playing unmiked with a Tone edge, very dark and no projection. He later switched over to another piece, I'm guessing it was his House Blend and sounded great.
    Thread diversion for a second:

    BergMan, is Dino on a House Blend at 2:18 here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=NVA2r6tvM6w

    or here at 4:45:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=37QZ_hMmvu4
    My wife, whose ears I trust, said that my sound is much fuller, richer, more powerful and resonant on this set up.
    ... but really folks... my wife said, " It sounds like a saxophone ".

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    Quote Originally Posted by saxphil View Post
    Thread diversion for a second:

    BergMan, is Dino on a House Blend at 2:18 here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=NVA2r6tvM6w

    or here at 4:45:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=37QZ_hMmvu4
    Most likely the House Blend. The switch back to the Link has been recent, a tweaked NVS I believe. Most times I've seen Dino over the last 10 years he's been on a WW&BW LT MBII, but recently I think he's going for a softer sound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berg-Man View Post
    Most likely the House Blend. The switch back to the Link has been recent, a tweaked NVS I believe. Most times I've seen Dino over the last 10 years he's been on a WW&BW LT MBII, but recently I think he's going for a softer sound.
    I like his sound best on hr, whatever the piece is in those two clips. Thanks for the response Berg-Man.
    My wife, whose ears I trust, said that my sound is much fuller, richer, more powerful and resonant on this set up.
    ... but really folks... my wife said, " It sounds like a saxophone ".

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