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I have recently purchased a black nickle plated tenor sax from a professional music shop in china. It is a copy of a yani and plays quite well. I have purchased a e. rousseau jdx7 that i also like. however I still want a warmer sound can any one direct me to a neck that will also help??????? yamaha???? selmer???? rose brass???
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You might get a better result changing mouthpieces, or reeds.

From what I see, the Rousseau JDX7 is a jazz mouthpiece. Although I don't have experience with that mouthpiece, I think jazz mouthpieces usually give a brighter tone with more edge.

A mouthpiece with small tip opening would give warmer sound and is more suited to classical music.
 

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Don't waste your money on a different neck.
Get a Meyer hard rubber mouthpiece and some Hemke reeds and your sound will warm up quite nicely.
 

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You might get a better result changing mouthpieces, or reeds.
Yes sir !
A mouthpiece with small tip opening would give warmer sound and is more suited to classical music.
Not the tip opening as a measure, particularly. More the chamber size and baffle. I can think of quite a few small opening m'pieces that are very bright...

Don't waste your money on a different neck.
Get a Meyer hard rubber mouthpiece and some Hemke reeds and your sound will warm up quite nicely.
Yes...replacement necks may be the biggest sax scam going. Don't even go there. Seriously, you bought a chinese knockoff of a Yani...don't go wasting your time and money on a replacement neck.

I'm not a huge fan of Meyers on tenor. They can be good if you get the right one but they have a smaller chamber which makes them a bit brighter for me. I would go with more of a Otto Link type piece.
????...I just pulled out my newish Meyer Rubber 5 and my 6.....their chambers are not small.

IMHE, I consider they are medium-large in comparison to companies who call their chambers 'medium'. I think Meyers work quite nicely on Tenors, actually.

Now...again....a Link costs between $90-150...and a Meyer about $100. Both are good m'piece makers....

...but you bought a Yani knockoff....

If you want to broaden and darken the tone....you could just get a Hite Premier for around $35 and that will serve you quite nicely....
 

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Yes sir !
????...I just pulled out my newish Meyer Rubber 5 and my 6.....their chambers are not small.

IMHE, I consider they are medium-large in comparison to companies who call their chambers 'medium'. I think Meyers work quite nicely on Tenors, actually.

Now...again....a Link costs between $90-150...and a Meyer about $100. Both are good m'piece makers....[/COLOR]
I said they were "smaller". I have played pieces that were smaller but the majority of pieces I have played have had larger chambers than the Meyers I have played.
 

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A mouthpiece with small tip opening would give warmer sound....
Actually, the opposite is true, all other things being equal. With the same size chamber, baffle, and the same facing, increasing the tip opening will result in a warmer, darker sound.

If you start with a large chamber and very low, rollover baffle, then you can use a smaller tip opening without the mpc getting too bright.
 

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It's not a widely used mouthpiece, but my Selmer Soloist C** with Hemke 3 reeds gives a very warm, almost classical sound on my Mauriat tenor.
 
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