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Right now, I'm looking for a neck that'll fatten up the upper register of my sax.

While I'm quite content with the lower register and my G1 Custom, the second octave quickly thins as soon as I play into it.

I've heard about the Ponzol necks, but does anyone have any other suggestions?
 

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I have a Barone neck for my Big B and SA 80II. I couldn't be more happy with it. It has great intonation bottom to top and the upper register is full of personality and umph :)

Good luck on your search!

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BryanQ. said:
Right now, I'm looking for a neck that'll fatten up the upper register of my sax.

While I'm quite content with the lower register and my G1 Custom, the second octave quickly thins as soon as I play into it.

I've heard about the Ponzol necks, but does anyone have any other suggestions?
Work on voicing. Guaranteed that proper voicing will fatten up your sound everywhere on the horn. Oh, and try different reeds too.
 

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SaxyAcoustician said:
Work on voicing. Guaranteed that proper voicing will fatten up your sound everywhere on the horn. Oh, and try different reeds too.
I second this post.
 

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I've heard Ponzol's work great with Yamaha's, but don't have either.
 

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More information, please

SaxyAcoustician said:
Work on voicing. Guaranteed that proper voicing will fatten up your sound everywhere on the horn. Oh, and try different reeds too.

I have encountered the term "voicing" before, but haven't the foggiest notion what it refers to.

Can you please elaborate?
 

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I have encountered the term "voicing" before, but haven't the foggiest notion what it refers to.

Can you please elaborate?
Change the oral cavity--tongue, throat; make oral cavity volume bigger, smaller; change tongue position; try to focus the air into the mouthpiece differently. Experiment. There is no right answer when it comes to what your oral cavity should look like but you'll know when it's right when the sound is right.
 

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SaxyAcoustician said:
Change the oral cavity--tongue, throat; make oral cavity volume bigger, smaller; change tongue position; try to focus the air into the mouthpiece differently. Experiment. There is no right answer when it comes to what your oral cavity should look like but you'll know when it's right when the sound is right.
And the best way to work on voicing is through the study of the overtone series and through playing scales on the mouthpiece. Esoteric stuff but it works.
 
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