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I have been playing a Berg Larsen HR mouthpiece (refaced by Eric Drake) on my Dolnet Bel Air tenor, and I really like the sound of it, but I am playing with amplified instruments, and I wasn't getting a lot of volume, so I tried my other Berg Larsen HR mouthpiece (possibly refaced by Ed Zentera).

The Zentera one seems to be louder, has more resistance, and plays much sharper than the Drake. The tip openings are similar. I am wondering about the relationship between these things.

Does the resistance make it possible/easier to play louder, by making me blow harder? Or does the resistance just make it easier to control when blowing harder? Is the additional resistance causing me to tighten my embouchure, making me play sharper? Or does the resistance have nothing to do with it, and all this is just standard Berg inconsistency?
 
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