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For years I have been looking for a mouthpiece and reed combination to produce a really bossy sound and one that stand out. I could use some help. I have tried a Berg Larson with a Vandoren 2.5, but I think that was a mistake.Can someone help me?

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Not sure what a bossy sound is. WHo are your influences? Are we talking tenor? Alto?
 

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For years I have been looking for a mouthpiece and reed combination to produce a really bossy sound and one that stand out. I could use some help. I have tried a Berg Larson with a Vandoren 2.5, but I think that was a mistake.Can someone help me?

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You want a boss sound?

Here's a boss sound.
 

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One that pushes you around, takes charge, lets you know who's boss(y). A sound on steroids ... and rude. A real chick magnet of a sound.
 

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Are you talking about the sound Mrs Toot just made when she realised i was on SOTW?

But seriously: Gene Ammons is a good call (i think). Lots of listening and playing along. I'm not sure it's to do with gear that much, more inflection, projection, riffy playing (maybe ??) etc etc. What sort of Berg are you using?
 

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that's BossA Nova not BossY Nova!!
 

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Perhaps you should check out recordings of Clarence Clemmons. Who best to demonstrate the "Bossy" sound than the guy who played for "The Boss"?
 

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Bossy. A new term for sotw. Add it to bright, dark and so many others that do not really translate universally.

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