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Things never work out how you expect do they? I've been playing a 2 chamber berg for a while now, really like it but I always fancied playing something with more edge. So this zero chamber berg came up on ebay, £100, nobody bidding on it so I got it.

Put it on and started playing, and yes, it has that edge, the pink panther sound great, but the more I played it the more I came to feel that I lost more than I gained. It just didnt' have the versatility of my 2 chamber.

I could make the 2 chamber berg sound like the zero, but you can't make the zero chamber sound like the 2. You have what you have and that's it.

Also, I had my teacher play them and I was really surpised in the lack of body from the zero chamber. Yeah it had edge, but all the richness and projection had gone. I definitely lost more than I gained.

Well, it was worth the experiment, but I think I've satisfied my curiosity re mouthpiece experiments now...until the next one comes along that is :)
 

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All 0's aren't the same, however. I've got three — one vintage HR, one modern grained ebonite, and an offset SS. The all have unique characteristics and can be played in a variety of styles by making airstream and embouchure alterations. All mine are M's, btw. I'd be interested in playing an SMS for comparison.
 

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I adore my 2!
Yes, they are so versatile!
+1- definatley the most versartile for me- can scream like albert alyer but still purr like ben webster....
 

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Maybe a 1 baffle would be a good compromise, assuming you have the same tip opening on all of them. Do they both (the O and the 2) have the same tip opening? Generally, if you raise the baffle, you'll lose body in the sound unless you also open the tip more. I think that's why some Bergs have very open tips. If they didn't, they'd be too shrill....
 

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When I was 15 my professor decided that it was time for me to get a pro mouthpiece for alto and he recommended a Berg 90.0. I played that for a couple of years until I stopped playing the sax. Couple of years ago I started playing again and I am unable to play using that mouthpiece anymore. Haven't really tried any other Bergs.
 

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A .090 tip on alto is pretty open. Especially for a 15 year kid. I don't think your prof was showing very good judgement.
 

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I have a 0, 1, and 2. I tend to like the 2 best, but use the 1 when I need a bit more edge. I'm not using the 0 so much. None of mine are original - all were refaced or otherwise tweaked. The facing curve on the 2 (an M) was particularly horrid before I had it worked on.
 

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When I was 15 my professor decided that it was time for me to get a pro mouthpiece for alto and he recommended a Berg 90.0. .
I don't know if the OP is talking about alto or tenor, since he didn't say. Man I wish posters here would specify the horn they are talking about. I realize the principle of a baffle is the same, but altos are totally different from tenors. Best to be specific so we are all discussing the same thing.

edit: Oh, wait a minute. This is the tenor mpc section, so I guess it is implied that the OP was talking about tenors. Sorry 'bout that. Except why bring up altos??

Back to Bergs, I really like the idea of offering different height baffles. Some others do this also (like RPC mpcs). It gives you some different options.
 
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