· Distinguished SOTW Member
I've never played any of the Personalines, but recently I was able to eyeball a rubber Personaline tenor piece, and I think there's a strong possibility that the rubber Vandoren Java series (like the T75) may be based on the rubber Personalines. Same basic shape and similar chambers, though the Javas have a bit more material in the floor and more baffle. Years ago I heard somewhere that the Java pieces were based on hard rubber Brilhart pieces, which assumed meant the regular "Hard Rubber" model; after seeing a rubber Personaline in person (heh) I think that's the rubber Brilhart piece in question. Anyway, could be -- anybody every hear such a thing (other than from me elsewhere in this forum![rolleyes])?