Do you think the difference in cut may have come during the transition from classical playing to a more 'modern' style. I've noticed that the heart of a French cut is more pronounced lending a darker, more centered tone. While the heart of an American cut is thinner and more flexable as far as tone goes.
I tend to swap cuts depending on what style music I'm playing. French for classical, American for community band, and Pit orchestra. This is on clarinet mind you. For sax I prefer the sound I get with French cut.
This is only my personal experience, others may have a different view.
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