Ernie was playing a JK when I saw him last year. I think he was playing a Barone with some insanely huge tip.Swingtone said:I was thinking of selling my JK SX90R (what he appears to be playing here), but after watching that clip, I don't know.... But does anyone know what brand and model of mouthpiece he's using on that one?
He gives workshops here every few years and they're usually sponsored by JK.hakukani said:Ernie was playing a JK when I saw him last year. I think he was playing a Barone with some insanely huge tip.
Doug???! You're welcome.Frank D said:Oh man, thank you Doug! I had forgotten how great a player Ernie is. He does have a unique sound. The only way I can describe the core is "nasal", which is not meant as a slam. If you listen towards the end when he's playing near the bottom of the horn, you can hear the warm round quality of his sound.
Kev- NO- not really, with all due respect.kevvieg said:He is indeed playing a Link that Phil modified. I read in a sax journal that someone from Babbitt made him the big Link (Ben Harrod??? That name rings a bell). Then Phil put in the wedge and fixed all the dimensional fiddly-bits.
Tim Price said:Kev- NO- not really, with all due respect.
That Sax Journal article I did in 1989, Vol 14 #1.
It is a Ben Harrad link- and Ernie put " sculpe" in there which is a modeling clay and then baked it hard- then glued it in- HIMSELF. That wedge was a homemade wedge. You mis-read the article, no big deal but that is a 160 built by Ben Harrad. No big thang- just I did that article and that WAS what is there.