Are all the vintage rubber Links dark? I tried a slant letter rubber Link alto mouthpiece recently (which I think is an early Babbitt model), very dark and not interesting at all. It has a big chamber and was not easy to blow. I am not sure Reso Chamber has same or different design.
I just bought one from a friend, a Van Wie reface.
I wasn't planing on buying another alto mouthpiece, but this one is really to my liking.
I knew it was a bit more closed tip than what I'm used to, so I was expecting not to like it, but it blows the same as my other pieces. I'm guessing that the big chamber adds resistance.
I love how it plays in the low register. The tone is dark throughout, but I can push it.
It's a big mouthpiece, my Optimum ligature barely fits!
edit: I just realized that this thread is 6 years old....
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