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Just curious to know.. People often modify tenor metal Links and add baffles to them trying to get that more powerfull and edgy tenor sound (ála Brecker for example). How that works on alto? Anyone tried? I know that metal Links on alto aren't that popular. Once I had a 7* Link STM for alto but it was too open for me. Very nice sound though. How about taking a stock metal alto Link and perfecting it and add a baffle to it? How would that sound?

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Modify a Meyer. I know that is what the guy from the Average White Band uses.
 

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Been a long time since I played one, but there are the Selmer USA metal mouthpieces which are gold plated and have a relatively high step baffle and a large chamber - perhaps what a baffled STM would be like. I think my local music store has one - I should go try it sometime.

I agree that STM's (or any low baffle large chamber piece) on alto are an acquired taste - a baffle would probably make them more widely palatable.
 
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