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I have 2 tenor, yamaha tenor 875 custom (pretty much brand new) and a conn 10 m tenor 1947.

I find that the yamaha is more easier to blow in low register with the conn I need to get more breath and blow with more opened throat otherwise it will gurglel. In other words, I cant blow softly with the conn.

So different sax, different way to blow or do I expect leaks on my 10 m?

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A Yamaha will be easier to blow, but the 10m will have the beastlier low (and high) register. However, it might be a good idea to get the 10m checked anyway.
 

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I agree. You should get that baby adjusted. But yes, the bore is very different so the airstream must change as well. The Conn does require a more open throat. You might want to use a larger-chambered mpc as well. The lows should be very easy, and phat, on the Conn once it is adjusted and you are used to it. A good 10m can be very free-blowing.
 

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I agree. You should get that baby adjusted. But yes, the bore is very different so the airstream must change as well. The Conn does require a more open throat. You might want to use a larger-chambered mpc as well. The lows should be very easy, and phat, on the Conn once it is adjusted and you are used to it. A good 10m can be very free-blowing.
Its interesting what you mentioned...

I am not quite experience with mouthpiece technical specification. I just know "brands" (dooh)

I have beechler diamond inlay s6s that I use with my yamaha and it doesnt respond well with the conn. I dont know if this one is a large chamber. Can you suggest which one is a bigger chamber mp?

The conn 10 m was recently repaded and overhauled (actually i just picked it up last week). I might bring it back to my tech and get him to check it. I am quite convinced its just me as it was recently repaded.
 

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mjs10 said:
I have beechler diamond inlay s6s that I use with my yamaha and it doesnt respond well with the conn. I dont know if this one is a large chamber. Can you suggest which one is a bigger chamber mp?
I've never played a Conn 10, but have a Buescher TH&C tenor (also a big bore sax) and play a Florida Link 7* and a Barone Jazz 7*. Both give me a nice fat sound and are easy blowing.
 

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mjs10 said:
thanks rambert, how much are those mp?
I picked up the Link for 375 euro and the Barone Jazz (after having some flaws fixed) came to about the same price.

I once tried a modern STM Link from a friend and although I liked the sound better with my mpcs, it played well in tune too. If you have the chance to go to a shop to try a few of those and pick the best one, you should be OK.
Or just buy one and send it to one of the mpc guys to have it 'fixed' if it doesn't play OK from the start. Should cost you less than 300 dollars in total.
 

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This florida link you are talking about is a vintage link, am I right? Its quite rare to find I suppose.
 

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This florida link you are talking about is a vintage link, am I right? Its quite rare to find I suppose.
Yes, it's a vintage link. They show up on eBay from time to time, but the prices are mostly rediculously high.
 

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Yes, it's a vintage link. They show up on eBay from time to time, but the prices are mostly rediculously high.
Yeah I just windowshoped, I saw few florida link for sale but mostly have been refaced tho. Someone is selling 5* whats that ininches you know?
 

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A tenor Link 5* would have a .085 tip opening. By the way, a modern Link, hard rubber or metal, should play very well on your 10M. It's not necessary to pay a fortune for a vintage Link. Tenney perfected Links are always safe choices. Thay are available at www.saxquest.com. Or you can try several factory Links to find the one that suits you best.
 

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different airstreams

I just switched over from a yts62 to a 10M and the description of more air is right on when comparing these two saxes.

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Ivan,

It sounds like you have a couple nice horns and you are just starting to scratch the surfaceof information regarding playing characteristics, response, airstream, mouthpieces, and such. I suggest you spend a few hours looking throug the archives on this site and using the SEARCH function. You will find a wealth of information and advice from many knowledgeable players.
 

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Thanks guys, yeah the vintage florida is quite expensive. I am ordering the new york link 7* from wwbw.
See how it goes
 

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retread said:
A tenor Link 5* would have a .085 tip opening. By the way, a modern Link, hard rubber or metal, should play very well on your 10M. It's not necessary to pay a fortune for a vintage Link. Tenney perfected Links are always safe choices. Thay are available at www.saxquest.com. Or you can try several factory Links to find the one that suits you best.
Thanks, 0.85 is quite small opening, might look for a 7 or 7*
 

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mjs10 said:
The conn 10 m was recently repaded and overhauled (actually i just picked it up last week). I might bring it back to my tech and get him to check it. I am quite convinced its just me as it was recently repaded.
It is not uncommon to get a horn re-padded or overhauled, then have it go a bit out of adjustment after a short time. Take it back to the tech and make sure. I've played a friend's 10M on a couple of occasions and the low notes are amazingly easy to play, much moreso than on my MKVI and maybe even easier than my Bueschers (which is saying something).
 

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JL said:
It is not uncommon to get a horn re-padded or overhauled, then have it go a bit out of adjustment after a short time. Take it back to the tech and make sure. I've played a friend's 10M on a couple of occasions and the low notes are amazingly easy to play, much moreso than on my MKVI and maybe even easier than my Bueschers (which is saying something).
I have it back from the tech and there was a leak in higher register. Now I can play it much more easier and was swinging with it last night for 3 hours. But still I have little trouble with the low c, yes only that note. Would it be that its just me this time?

I have this discussion in tech forum as well maybe its little bit unappropriate or out of topic if we discuss technical problem here.
 

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If it's only the low C, it may just be a matter of you adjusting to it. I'm not surprised he found a leak. The leaks up high in the horn are the ones that seem to create the biggest problems. Probably because the air for all notes has to pass by those higher tone holes.
 

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JL said:
If it's only the low C, it may just be a matter of you adjusting to it. I'm not surprised he found a leak. The leaks up high in the horn are the ones that seem to create the biggest problems. Probably because the air for all notes has to pass by those higher tone holes.
I think you are right and making sense there, as funny thing about it was that even the upper register has a leak but playing upper register notes wasnt a problem.
 
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