He doesn't need a new neck. I'm sure the stock neck on that III will play in tune with the mouthpiece in the right spot and the correct embouchure/throat voicing. I wish people would quit looking for the easy(expensive) solution.asaxman said:Maybe the mouthpiece is too extreme. I don't know this model, but if it has a radical baffle, it could affect intonation in a big way. (King doesn't stand for King Curtis does it?) That could explain it!!! Try a medium mouthpiece- it might very well even out the scale. Or a different neck...... Good luck!
Yes. You're biting, I think. Been there, done that. I have a mouthpiece that has caused me the same difficulties. Problem was simply that I played too loose in the low register, and started biting in the upper one. As mentioned more often here, you should play in the whole range with the same embouchure. For the higher notes, you might need to tense up your embouchure a little (especially when you "subtone" in the lower register). But the shape of your embouchure should be exactly the same.daviddoria said:but does it make sense that it would be in tune in one octave and not in tune in the next octave (with the same 20ish cents difference on every note in the octave)?
Dr G. Are you saying that just repositioning the m/p on the neck cork will solve his problem? Won't that just mean his in tune notes will be flat? Am I missing something on this one? awhollley: Good points, i think, on visual/aural re tuning. Thank you.Dr G said:Rooty, it doesn't have to go in the drawer, it just needs to be in the correct place on the cork. The Serie III is a pretty mouthpiece friendly horn.
G is correct.RootyTootoot said:Dr G. Are you saying that just repositioning the m/p on the neck cork will solve his problem? Won't that just mean his in tune notes will be flat? Am I missing something on this one? awhollley: Good points, i think, on visual/aural re tuning.
davidanthony411 said:If the mouthpiece is in the right place making the "horn" in tune with itself, but is still out of tune with the rest of the world (sharp) is it ok to pull the neck out a little bit to get back in tune with the rest of the world?