I've been looking for a darker tone for classic solos for a while now but can't seem to find a good setup for my liking's. My setup is as follows:
Selmer Paris Soloist D Facing Mouthpiece
Hemke 3 reeds
A ligature I've had since 6th grade (I'm a junior in High school now)
I had a chance recently to A/B my new Phil Barone Classic Alto with my teacher's Mark VI alto (using identical Meyer HR mouthpiece and reed on both horns). We both played both horns and listened to each other. We were surprised that the tone of the classic alto was very closely matched in...