So is the shank of your RPC not long enough to use on your Conn stencil effectively? If that's all it is, have an extension made like I did.[...] I'm actually a huge fan of the sound I can get from it. It breaks my heart a little though, that I just cannot get it to work with my horn (Conn stencil). While it doesn't have a tiny chamber, it's small enough that the danger notes on my horn (e.g. a SHARP E) are made worse. I'm holding onto it in the off chance that I might someday own a modern horn, but that's an entirely different discussion.
Back when I was in the chase, I fell into the Runyon craze and bought and/or traded for several of them for my various horns (including a bari Quantum). Though their price and free-blowing nature is seductive, ultimately they quack. My advice to Runyon players is to record themselves on the mouthpieces, and then try something else.Grumps, "garbage?" I only have experience with a Runyon Custom, which is a good, solid mouthpiece, especially for its price.
The first time I noticed it was when I moved from room to room while practicing with a metal Quantum for tenor some years ago. I didn't record it however. The delrin Quantum for bari I sampled some years ago as well could have doubled for a duck call.Define "quack". I have heard ducky sounding high baffle sop MPs (various brands) but I dont hear it on bigger horns. Have a recorded example?
I think you sound worlds better on the Link, the Lamberson, and even the Berg, than any of the Runyons. A fuller sound by far.I have a bunch of bari sax sound clips on my web site that I made a few years ago. Not my best playing (control) on some of these cuts but the sounds can be compared. The Delrin vs Metal Quantum 11 is a good one to compare. Then something dark like the Link STM 7* clip.