For which horn? There's a Caravan large and medium chamber for alto, so if you've been trying the medium you could try the large. You might also find the old Conn mouthpieces to have a larger chamber.
Yes, the larger the chamber, the darker the sound, at least generally. There are very few that will be darker than a Rascher piece...maybe something like a vintage Buescher.wmclean said:Are you aware of any mpc that is deeper & darker than the Raschers & or Caravans ? I have been looking ... but without any luck.
An ancillary question would be ... does larger chambers ala Raschers & Caravans = deeper & darker tones ? :?
JMax ... didn't you have some large chamber sop mpcs on eBay a couple months back? If so, I was one of the unlucky bidders.J.Max said:Yes, the larger the chamber, the darker the sound, at least generally. There are very few that will be darker than a Rascher piece...maybe something like a vintage Buescher.
Can you give me any more details ? Things to look for ?Martinman said:Try an old babbit mouthpeice.
It is a really old mouthpiece that says "Babbit" on it. Is is not a Link or a Meyer, just an old stock mouthpiece. They have a fairly short shank because the chamber is so huge.wmclean said:Can you give me any more details ? Things to look for ?
I've had a couple of large chambered soprano pieces...some of them were so large they made the soprano sound like an alto...most of them were Bueschers.wmclean said:JMax ... didn't you have some large chamber sop mpcs on eBay a couple months back? If so, I was one of the unlucky bidders.
The reason I am asking the question is to get confirmation that, indeed, there is nothing out there darker than the Raschers and Caravans. If not, then I will have to go the custom route.
I will keep my eyes open for some Bueschers (Thanks JMax) and Babbits (thanks Martinman)J.Max said:I wonder if part of your problem is that you are playing on a tipped bell Mauriat.
Ain't THAT the truth ! ... and the altissimo drops off as well. I will play around with the old Conn and Bueschers until I find something close to what I want and then have it custom made (if I don't go back to the Raschers and Caravans first)J.Max said:Remember, though, there is such a thing as too dark. If you get too dark, it can start sounding tubby and have a lack of focus.