Would you explain why the Yamaha 5C is considered a darker sound with more color than the Yamaha 4C mp: Baffle , chamber, tip relationship makes the difference BUT How? And do you use the same reed for both?
As long as I have been attempting to play, I am just now realizing that MP, and Neck make a huge difference in the quality of the sounds you can produce. So, I'm trying to make up for lost time, which there has been a few decades wasted. Sorry, but better late than never. This ole dog wants to learn some of those "new tricks" which he never was fortunate to learn.
Is there a difference in the volume of air produced between these two makes; between the 4 and 5? Does the 4 have a smaller throat than the 5C , therefore a brighter sound produced? I would like to understand the physics involved and why the 5C does what it does in relation to the std mp Yamaha sells with its new instruments.
I am also looking at a Meyer 6 or 7M as well as the YAS 5 or 4C. This is why I am asking what the actual physical differences are between these 2 mp. I am leaning toward a Yamaha mp since I now have a 1992 YAS 62
which I just purchased [no mp]. Help me if you would.
If the Meyer HR is the better way to go, please tell why. Not everyone witha YAS uses a YAS mp, and I don't yet know enough to afford going out and purchasing a $150 plus mp. I've read that the Meyer today does not produce the Tone, projection and control of the pre 70s mp......and therefore the high price on the meyer New Yorker $2K plus in some cases.. WHY? Is it that great a difference between the old and the new Meyer mps
Synopsis to my questions: for a HR mp
under $100......isn't the Yamaha the best "set-up" for my horn? And if so, which one ---the 4 or the 5, without going in to a store out of town to buy. For some reason, it appears that Yamaha is not well represented in Portland. The Taiwanese and other Japanese manufacturers are, along with Selmer,being promoted in our town. Why is that, or am I mistaken over lack of Yamaha selections? Internet seems to be where the selectivity is really found.
I think there are others on this Board who would also be interested in what you have to say. If there is a place where these specific questions have been throughly discussed