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I currently use an Otto Link STM 7(.110") and was thinkng of a possible mpc change for better projection. Would a berg 100/1 be a better alternative or would a runyon quantum in a similar size of the link(11=.109") bet better to get the same volume plus projection, or would the tip size not really matter as much?. I understand there are better alternatives but I have a price range that doesn't go very far.
 

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Well, the Berg will definitely give more edge than the Link. New Bergs are not all that consistent so you may need to try a few. I don't know the Quantum.

You may also want to consider a Rousseau JDX6-7 or a Vandoren B75. The Rousseau is a bargain.
 

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Bergs usually run smaller than marked. You usually have to try a bunch of the to get one that responds well. High baffle pieces speak easier so it is common to play a high baffle piece that has a .010" more open tip than your Link. But some guys play the same tip opening on all designs.

You should consider trying a baffle in your Link. You can buy a PowerTone stick-on baffle or make one out of dental wax ($2).

I like Quantums, but they may be a big leap in design change from your Link. The feel in the mouth is very small. Try one before you buy it. Consider at a "12". The Custom (Delrin) Quantum is inexpensive, bright and edgy. The metal Quantum is available with a tooth deck so it feels better in the mouth. It is darker than the Delrin one.
 

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how small? I play tenor as well(and even alto too, but that is another story) and I have a link as well as a ponzol m2 , so is the quantum more tenor-sized in its feel or is it even smaller?
 

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maybe try a rico metalite or graftonite? they are very cheap and definatly worth the try and the money
 

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The Delrin Quantums are almost like bassoon reeds. I used 2-3 thick black MP patches to build them up to a better thickness.
 

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MojoBari said:
The Delrin Quantums are almost like bassoon reeds. I used 2-3 thick black MP patches to build them up to a better thickness.
Reminds me of an original Level Air, which Santy made for Selmer after they bought Brilhart.
 

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The metal Qs with a tooth deck are similar to the vintage LAs. The new LAs made by Runyon have a larger bite like the Smoothbores. The Delrin Quantum has a smaller bite than them all.
 
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