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Ken Beason said that my 103K Mark VI was one of the darkest he had ever played. Not stuffy, but dark. He described it as dark and very powerful. That was fine by me, in line with my sound concept at the time. Not so much today. It's outfitted with plastic flat resos and I'm wondering to what extent large domed metal resos might brighten it. I expect I would have to repad it, but that's okay because I'd like to outfit it with roo pads anyway, because I like their feel.
 

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I am using a Florida STM but have a Kali on the way. George, please whisper the words "Borgani Jubilee" very quietly to spare me an acute attack of gas. In terms of comparison - very different animals, each with their own thing to offer. I love Borganis, havve seen a couple of Borgs on the web and been tempted. Would prefer to play one first next time around. Ideally would like to pick one in the factory. On the other hand, if yours ever goes up for sale, email me first.
 

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I'm curious . . . how does one go about proving that any resonator, or lack thereof, has any effect? It seems to me that when one removes resonators (which mostly requires the old pads to be replaced), then re-installs pads and new resos, that process changes the whole horn to a point where it would be difficult to show what caused any improvement, deterioration, or maintenance of the status-quo. We all have our opinions (much like finish-matters discussions), but is there proof? DAVE
I find this interesting because one person I know and trust swore by his replaced large metal resos enhancing his tenor, but he also at the time installed roo pads. On the other hand, I've heard it said that the only difference with roo pads is in the feel.
 

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Ken uses "beasonators" but I did not opt for that. I'll see how it goes with the Kali, experiment with reeds. Never found an aftermarket neck as good at the original - good yes, different yes, but not as good, not as preseving of the VI vibe. I really rather like the dark sound, just that I'm getting a different kind of work these days, more funk oriented. Or maybe I'll just give up these funk gigs, stick with a kinder gentler music, and trade the VI for a Borg. How's that sound Dr. G?
 

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Will try changing reeds; I know that has some effect. Put some silly putty in my Florida STM - big difference. Kali arrives the 28th. Not familair with the tN1 mentioned earlier. Haven't heard saxophonist Bill Evans mentioned in quite awhile. Wonder what he's up to these days.
 
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