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I found out that my 1949 SBA will take necks I use on my 1956 Mark 6. Unfortunately, it will not work the other way 'round. So I played my favourite replacement neck, a 68xxx on my SBA as well as its original neck (the horn has nickel keywork). Once I had set up the recording system, I wanted to know what all my necks for the Mark 6 sound like compared to each other. So those tracks followed. In order to avoid any distraction by a backing track or a change in improvisation, I just made it the beginning of a classical tune for church organ: J.S. Bach's Toccata in d-minor. Of course I had to create a room that emulates a cathedral. Couldn't help that....

These are shorts tracks and 96 KHz wave (about 20 MB each). To make subleties audible, I wanted to avoid mp3. So I'm afraid the clips will take some time to load.

1949 Super Balanced Action with original neck (Nickel Keywork)

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ob41cbf7tctq7b9/sba orig#01.wav?dl=0

1949 Super Balanced Action withMark 6 neck 68xxx

https://www.dropbox.com/s/hsoi8knov4g7ap3/sba 68#01.wav?dl=0

1956 Mark 6 with 68xxx neck

https://www.dropbox.com/s/kcl854yulll3e4i/mark 6 68#02.wav?dl=0

same horn with my second neck 67xxx

https://www.dropbox.com/s/drk8yzoz01oazg5/mark 6 66#01.wav?dl=0

same horn with a Gloger neck made of sterling silver

https://www.dropbox.com/s/jb00bc1g5p7oftr/mark 6 glog sil#01.wav?dl=0

same horn with a Gloger neck made of copper

https://www.dropbox.com/s/x6c683wxlmszigv/mark 6 glo kup.wav?dl=0

This is the link to the entire folder which holds an aif-file of the copper neck as well

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/anrypq3lnspcudq/AABWdgLlLxiWLdYFWiu7ZWyaa?dl=0
 

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There was a problem with the Dropbox files but I fixed that. Tracks should be available now.
 

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I listened to these clips multiple times. I am afraid that every time I listen I come up with a different favorite. To me the main differences were in the lower register (of course that may be the result of old age). After my final listening I vote for the Mark VI with the 67XXX neck. I actually liked them all, and I will now stop listening since I do not want to post again with a different answer. :)
 

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...and the winner is...Johann Sebastian Bach!

Second place: Mark VI with 68xxx neck.
 

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I finally made two clips with the Glogers and the SBA. It's clear Karsten Gloger did not have the SBA in mind when he manufactured these necks: you have to push in the upper register to achieve a proper intonation, more so than on the Mark 6. I did not have the old 3.5 Woodstone reed anymore and used a new 3 Woodstone instead.

SBA, Gloger silver neck

https://www.dropbox.com/s/eevyqh0oz6esy52/sba gloger silber.wav?dl=0

SBA, Gloger copper neck

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ygty336xus272w2/sba gloger kupfer.wav?dl=0

Maybe the link above to the folder with all the clips isn't valid anymore, so I'll renew it.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/anrypq3lnspcudq/AABWdgLlLxiWLdYFWiu7ZWyaa?dl=0
 

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Discussion Starter #8 (Edited)
Due to the fact that Dropbox does not offer a "Public Folder" anymore the links did not work anymore, so I replaced them with ones that will work. Forgot to mention that the mouthiece is my all time favourite Link Double Ring NY that has a NY 5 on the table and a Florida 5* on the side. It seems this one made to move from NY to Pompano and was worked over there.
 
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