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Nice video. I also really do like subtone on baritone. You don't hear many players using it. Serge Chaloff was one of the few baritone players who did.

For some reason it is much more difficult than subtone on the smaller saxes but I found it easier when I started using a bigger tip opening mouthpiece... also easier on the low Bb baritone than a low A.

These two videos are on a Conn Chu 220xxx with a 9* No USA Otto Link.



This one is on a 1980's low A Yanigisawa with 7* Link.

I also find that sub toning is easier for me on Baritone and perhaps also tenor.
But I spend most of my time on baritone.
And also with a pretty open piece .125 Gottsu.
I can understand how it is not something used on a regular basis in many situations.
But I would also agree that it is quite underused in situations where it would be very suitable.
I'd prefer to hear subtoning over altissimo pretty much anytime.
Altissimo always sounds forced and like it's painful to me.
Except when played by a few.
 

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Thanks to everybody for watching and for your replies.
@LiAm84 Whoo, great playing and feeling. I am a big fan of Chaloff, and I guess we share a similar tone concept. You did not hijack anything, we are hear to listen and to share opinions and videos. Thanks for adding your links. I liked the Conn more, but you sounded beautiful on both Conn and Yanagisawa.
@dexdex Thanks for your words. Brignola was an amazing player with stunning techinque, with a Breckerish approach to baritone. However I prefer a darker and cavernous tone like Mulligan and Chaloff, but of course this does not mean that Brignola was a fantastic player. We all have a different sound in our minds...
@B Flat maybe this is personal but I always preferred low baffled mouthpieces over high baffled ones. High baffle adds power with a less fatiguing air support, but to me at expenses of body. Of course there are players like Ronnie Cuber who used baffled mouthpieces with great results, but I lean towards a Chaloff/Mulligan kind of tone more. I reached the best results with an Otto link vintage slant tone edge '115 and a Vandoren blue 3 reed. I have never tried a Gottsu, they are supposed to be very Otto Link inspired, right?
Yes the Gottsu is very Link STM like.
If you like Otto Link STM's on Baritone, I'd imagine that you would also like the Gottsu baritone piece.
 
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