nope - no prank. A good player will sound almost as good on an old student horn as a MKVI or similar. A better instrument will give you some edge but not nearly as much as you might think. If you can play - you can play, and the caliber of your instrument is secondary.On the old Bundy II? This is a prank, right?
If you don't sound like her on alto, you're not going to sound like her on a C-mel either. If you have a Conn C-mel, you can try using her alto setup and it should fit (don't personally know what it is), but you still won't sound exactly like her without many years of practice and a bit of surgery to exactly mimic her mouth and throat -- not to mention the horn is larger and has a bigger bore.I mean I can't even get close on the old Bundy II Alto I have
and I'm just not use to the low palm keys on the alto.
I'm so used to the Conn C Mel that it just feels comfortable that way
What does it take to get that kinda of sound?